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

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28 July 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corrupción en Miami  »

Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$63,437,595 (USA) (29 September 2006)
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Trivia

Unlike the TV series, relatively little to no information is given about this universe's Sonny Crockett. In the original series, Sonny Crockett, was an ex-football star who was drafted into the Army, sent to Vietnam and then had a long and noted career in the police force. This version of Crockett merely gives out the fact that he's a decorated officer, but little to no information on his background(football star,soldier, etc.). This could be intentional, however, for not only the modernization of the series, but to differentiate between Colin Farrell's and Don Johnson's Crockett character. See more »

Goofs

When Sonny takes down the Aryan guard outside of the trailer, his rifle is clearly a rubber prop, as it is clearly bent while he is choking the guard and wobbles when he stands back up. See more »

Quotes

Isabella: Once I had a fortune, it said: "Leave now. Life is short. Time is luck".
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: You got assets somewhere? Insurance?
Isabella: Why?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Things go wrong. The odds catch up. Probability is like gravity: you cannot negotiate with gravity. One day... one day you should just cash out, you know? Just cash out and get out.
Isabella: Yeah?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Yeah. As far and as fast as you can.
Isabella: Would you find me?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Yes, I would.
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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 »

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Featured in Miami Vice: Undercover (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Blacklight Fantasy
Written by Freaky Chakra
Performed by Freaky Chakra / Sasha Edit
Courtesy of Astralwerks
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Well Paced, intelligent and beautifully shot
11 August 2006 | by (Loos, France) – 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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