Miami Vice-styled show about Nick, an undercover reporter who works for nationally syndicated Newspoint. Only Mackey, a hustler, ex-con and Nick's main contact on the street, and Alice West, the paper's editor, know his true identity.
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Miami Vice-styled show about Nick, an undercover reporter who works for nationally syndicated Newspoint. Only Mackey, a hustler, ex-con and Nick's main contact on the street, and Alice West, the paper's editor, know his true identity.

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25 September 1985 (USA)  »

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Just A Job To Do
by Genesis
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Genesis theme song rocked!
19 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

The best thing about "The Insiders" was the opening. The TV theme song was by Genesis, the 1983 song "Just a Job I Do." Even using Phil Collins vocals, "The Insiders" bit "Miami Vice" really, really hard. So at least up to that point, it was "Miami Vice-lite." Was there a cancelled TV show with a jheri-curled dude that wasn't Stoney Jackson? Seriously. While the show wasn't on TV that long it was entertaining in a stupid way. If it had come out today it would probably do OK on TBS or the CW. What the show lacked was a strong fashion sense like Miami Vice. It's like they bit off the most generic parts of Michael Mann's masterpiece - black guy, white guy - the substance, without taking the style. Mistake.


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