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Miami Vice (2006)

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

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Isabella (as Gong Li)
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FBI Agent Fujima
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Storyline

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

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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,723,815, 30 July 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,450,470

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,327,090
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Edward James Olmos was given a chance to reprise his role as Castillo, but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

In the final dash to port in the "Go-Fast" boats, the boat nearer the audience has its bow navigation lights reversed. See more »

Quotes

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: [while walking through an alley under heavy guard] Why do I get the feeling everyone knows we're here 15 blocks out?
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: 'Cause everyone knows we're here 15 blocks out.
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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 »


Soundtracks

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Written by Tobias Wilner, Bo Rande, Kristine Stubbe Teglbjaerg, Martin Gell
Performed by Blue Foundation
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Well Paced, intelligent and beautifully shot
11 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

If you have seen Collateral by the same director, you have already seen a film that is almost identical in stylistic approach to Miami Vice. In fact several scenes are very similar indeed. As well as the frequent use of the vocal talents of Chris Cornell from Audioslave on the sound track.

The film is a "re-imagining", if you will, of the original TV series of which Mann was an Exec Producer. It is a Brooding and dark film that has no fear of the fantasy of giving two policemen a Lear Jet, a Ferrari, a speed boat, a Yaught and so on.

It is this marriage of action and toys with a dark and sometime incomprehensible plot that somehow works. Even at times it is difficult to understand what the characters are saying to each other.

All this aside this film is very good. The acting by Farrell and Foxx is first rate and some of the opening scenes are eye candy of the highest order. The closing gun fight is also worth seeing. If you think too hard about this movie you will see its flaws. But you won't care, and love it anyway. A unique trait that can perhaps be applied to the vagueness of the plot.


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