Miami Vice (1984–1990)
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Brother's Keeper 

Miami detective Sonny Crockett reluctantly teams with New York cop Rico Tubbs when both of them end up pursuing a drug dealer who killed their partners.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Scott Wheeler
Caroline Crockett
Trini DeSoto
Leon Jefferson (as Mykel T. Williamson)
Olivia Brown ...
Miguel Pinero ...
Esteban Calderone
Eddie Rivera
Michael Santoro ...
Corky Fowler
Jossie DeGuzman ...
Maria Rivera


Miami Vice cop Sonny Crockett is working undercover to get a Columbian drug lord. When he tries to bust a man who is apparently in business with the Columbian he discovers that the man is New York cop who is also after the Columbian. They both agree to work together but the New York cop is keeping something from him. While the New York cop suspects that someone on Crockett's team might be on the take. Written by

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16 September 1984 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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When Tubbs wakes Crockett on his boat, a pack of Lucky Strike unfiltered cigarettes are visible in the foreground. However, the cigarettes Crockett smokes are much longer than unfiltered Lucky Strikes as evidenced by the cigarette he lights during his meeting (under the alias Sonny Burnett) with Trini DeSoto. See more »


Sonny Crockett: [after discussing Sonny's college football successes, Tubbs asked why wasn't he in the pros] Some Southeast Asian conference.
Ricardo Tubbs: Vietnam?
Sonny Crockett: [sarcasm] No, Coney Island...!
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A trend-setting television narcotics thriller
5 September 2005 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This pilot film kicked off the popular television series of two undercover narcotics cops as they work the streets of Miami to fight against drugs and crime in south Florida. Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas team up against the backdrop of the glitz and allure of the hip tropical culture of this city that is more Latin and Caribbean than American. The women, cars, clothes, and speedboats are all a major part of the production design of the show which has the right mixture of polish and attitude. Olivia Brown and Saundra Santiago are among the cast of regulars on the show. The program also spawned a major movie film production several years later.

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