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
In the scene in the Cuban bar, Sonny tells Isabella that his dad toured with a band that played music in the style of 'The Allman Brothers Band', because they made "THE music back then". This is a reference to the Miami Vice (1984) TV-series, and possibly also to Don Johnson, who was the original Sonny Crockett. In the pilot episode of the show, it is stated that The Allman Brothers Band is Crockett's favorite band. Don Johnson is a personal friend of the band, and in the 1970s, he co-wrote songs with now former The Allman Brothers Band guitarist/singer Dickey Betts, several of which were recorded by the band. See more »
When Crockett and Tubbs are driving to meet the chief after their confidential informant jumps in front of the truck, you can see the lights in the bottom of the Ferrari's visor used to light their faces in the car for the camera. See more »
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 »
Just saw the film today- I am a big fan of Michael Mann' films but I must say I was somewhat disappointed. The story is realistic and believable, the acting was on point for the most part and of course the cinematography was excellent. The films biggest fault-unintelligible dialog. I viewed Miami Vice in a digital surround theater,and the effects-gunshots,helicopters,speedboats,sports cars etc.were plenty clear but I found myself straining to hear most of what the actors were saying. Of course, the heavy accents and macho low voice tones didn't help. Its a good drug/crime action movie but very far from the caliber of films Mann is known for(Heat,Collateral). I remember rushing home in the eighties to see Miami Vice,I don't think I ever missed an episode. Maybe I just expected too much.
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