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Miami Vice (2006)

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Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabella (as Gong Li)
Neptune (as Isaach De Bankole)
Alonzo Stevens
Tom Towles ...


Ricardo Tubbs is urbane and dead smart. He lives with Bronx-born Intel analyst Trudy, as they work undercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders. Sonny Crockett [to the untrained eye, his presentation may seem unorthodox, but procedurally, he is sound] is charismatic and flirtatious until - while undercover working with the supplier of the South Florida group - he gets romantically entangled with Isabella, the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drugs trafficker. The best undercover identity is oneself with the volume turned up and restraint unplugged. The intensity of the case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge where identity and fabrication become blurred, where cop and player become one - especially for Crockett in his romance with Isabella and for Tubbs in the provocation of an assault on those he loves. Written by achinn

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 July 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corrupción en Miami  »

Box Office


$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,723,815 (USA) (28 July 2006)


$132,120 (Chile) (13 October 2006)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (unrated director's edition)

Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The following boats are used by Crockett & Tubbs to transfer the load from the cargo ship into Miami: Donzi 38 ZR, Donzi 43 ZR, Donzi 38 ZF Daytona. Sonny also drives a white MTI 40 in daytime shots. See more »


Aircraft that identifies itself as N1206S is a Beechcraft King Air B200. In reality the "N number" N1206S is registered to an Ayres Corporation S2R-600, a single, radial engine aircraft. See more »


Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Where do you like to go?
Isabella: What do you like to drink?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: I'm a fiend for mojitos.
Isabella: I know a place.
Isabella: [they leave on a power off-shore] I'll take you to the best place for mojitos.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Where is that?
Isabella: Bodeguita del Medio.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: In the Keys?
Isabella: Havana.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Havana? Cubans don't like my business... and they don't like my passport.
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Crazy Credits

Although there were no opening credits in the theatrical release, the Unrated Director's Cut contains credits over a new sequence that opens the film. Once the credits are done, the film begins in the nightclub scene that opened the theatrical version. See more »


Referenced in Working Class: The Buddy System (2011) See more »


Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix)
Traditional, arranged by Nina Simone
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

"Miami Vice" is a very exciting film—from start to finish…

Michael Mann presents the city of Miami as attractive, engaging, alluring, sensual and also dangerous…

This is a story about being undercover, and what happens when you go deep undercover, particularly if you're doing an operation in a foreign country, where your badge doesn't count and where you can't have a SWAT team surveilling you, and people are not in contact, you really are out on the edge…

Crockett (Colin Farrell) and Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) have to act, talk and walk like bad guys… They have to convince a mid-level trafficker, the Colombian José Yero (John Ortiz) that they are not cops… So they have to adapt themselves and change themselves to play the role they're trying to play… It's all the impulses in their personality with the volume turned up and the inhibitions turned off…

"Miami Vice" is not about one commodity, cocaine, and one geographical location, Columbia… It's about globalized forms of trafficking… Los Angeles to Port of Prince, to Guajira Peninsula, to Havana and, naturally, to Miami… Crockett and Tubbs had to deal with major narcotics traffickers that act as brilliant businessmen, at the upper echelons of command and control, sitting in luxurious houses, eating the best foods, driving the best cars…

Mann has, wisely, taken the format of the show presenting two cops confronting wealth and power after the death of one informant and the killing of his whole family…

As police drama go, "Miami Vice" does exciting things when Yero jacked one of the two Miami cops' people… The film is impeccable, especially in the last 30 minutes, when the police decided not to initiate until they've got Yero's shooters in their sights…

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Just watched it again for the first time in years - fantastic movie VonKrolock1979
This is NOT Miami Vice! fingfilmfan
Half this movie is... BadCookie
Should there be some other actor to play the role of Crockett? m_kaila-1
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