A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
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
'Sonny Crockett's Ferrari F430 is briefly shown with blue flames coming out of its exhaust tips. This is not a special effect. The F430 can produce blue exhaust flames under full throttle. See more »
The aircraft which they are using to transport drugs out of Columbia is an Adam A500. They have been instructed to transport and deliver 1,000 Kg of drugs. However, the Adam A500 has an empty weight of 2,427 kg, and a gross weight of 3,175 kg (gross weight is fully loaded, including passengers / pilot and fuel). So the aircraft they are using is only capable of transporting a weight of 748 Kg, including fuel, passengers, and cargo. It would be impossible for them to transport themselves and 1,000 Kg of drugs on one plane in one load, although it is a pretty cool looking aircraft. See more »
You seem okay. But him, I don't like how he looks.
[shows Det. James Crockett]
Det. Ricardo Tubbs:
Do you wanna fuck with my partner or do you wanna do business with us? 'Cause I don't give a shit how you think he looks.
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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 »
"Miami Vice" is a very exciting filmfrom 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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