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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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Detective Larry Zito
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Neptune (as Isaach De Bankole)
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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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Trivia

Gunshots heard outside of the film's Dominican Republic set on 24 October 2005 caused the crew to delay filming for three days. See more »

Goofs

In the final shootout, Gina gives Zito the green light to move to take cover behind some large wheels. But he walks to safety passing the front of the car where the firepower is, instead of round the back. See more »

Quotes

Isabella: Time is luck.
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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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Pennies in My Pocket
Written by Emilio Estefan Jr. (as Emilio Estefan), Randall M. Barlow (as Randall Barlow),
Liza Quintana, Gianmarco Zignago
Performed by Emilio Estefan Jr. (as Emilio Estefan)
Courtesy of Crescent Moon Records, Inc.
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Not the MV I was expecting..
28 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I thought the movie was slick and stylish, yet Mann gave absolutely no nods towards one of the biggest t.v shows of all time, aside from the characters having the same names and residing in Miami.

Where was the boat? The alligator? The ex-wife? The kid? Where was Miami? The scenes shot there could have pretty much been anywhere on the coastline of the States. Mann reportedly said a few years back that Miami isn't an interesting place to him anymore. Well he made that quite apparent with his new version of Miami Vice.

I, against popular opinion, actually thought he made a good choice in Farell. I don't really like the guy but he seems to be convincing in most of his roles, and who's better to play a party hard, rough around the edges renegade than a party hard, rough around the edges, erm, renegade.. ahem. But as it's been stated over and over, Farell and Foxx had no chemistry whatsoever. They barely even looked at each other. In fact, Foxx's role could have pretty much been played as well by most African American actors, given the amount of screen time the guy had.

I came out of the movie feeling like I wanted to hit a club, drink mojito's and pick up a model. Which I did, almost.

Miami Vice was a slick cop story with a shaky plot and cool visuals. But if you're looking for any references to the series then forget it, aside from a crap cover version of In The Air tonight thrown on during the end credits (originally sung by Phil Collins in the series pilot).

What was great about the series was the style, the attitude, the music. The film got one out of three of those right.


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