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(1996–2001)

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Series premise was created by Don Johnson and Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson can be seen briefly as a restaurant piano player in the first two episodes.
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Don Johnson not only starred in the series, but co-created it and owned a percentage of it. When the show went into syndication, he did quite well financially.
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The script that Hunter S. Thompson and Don Johnson wrote and pitched to NBC was much darker than the series ended up, and wasn't particularly suitable for prime time. In it, Nash was a drug addict who was dating the daughter of a wanted San Francisco mafia figure.
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Nash shares a playful love/hate relationship with Caitlin Cross. In Miami Vice (1984), Johnson's character shared an edgier, more intense one with pop star Caitlin Davies (played by Sheena Easton).
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In the series finale on 2001-05-04 "Fair Game", CBS had announced the show as only the season six finale but due to budget problems with the show, DJ and CBS pulled the plug on the whole series.
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In one episode, Jan Michael Vincent guest starred. An alcoholic , he was completely drunk and incoherent. The other actors pretended he was able to deliver lines as they interacted with him .
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"Stone Cold" Steve Austin was offered a spin-off based on his character, Jake Cage, but turned it down to focus on his wrestling career.
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According to the opening credits sequence of the first season, Nash was born on 7 December 1955. It also features Nash's and Lisa's divorce document, according to which his full name is Nash Nicholas Bridges and hers is Lisa Crandall Bridges. Lisa was the petitioner of their divorce and Nash was the respondent.
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James Gammon portrayed Nick Bridges, father to Don Johnson's Nash Bridges character. In real-life, Gammon was only 8 1/2 years older than Johnson.
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When working undercover, Nash used the alias Teddy Malone.
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Despite rumors swirling about Jaime Gomez, he decided to leave the show at the end of the fifth season, to focus on other projects.
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Cheech Marin starred in film From Dusk Til Dawn and Don Johnson starred in the tv series of From Dusk Til Dawn based on the film.
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Philip Michael Thomas guest stars in an episode alongside Don Johnson, they both starred in another police show as partners in Miami Vice.
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