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Miami Vice (2006)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  28 July 2006 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Isabella (as Gong Li)
Neptune (as Isaach De Bankole)
Alonzo Stevens
Tom Towles ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

Box Office


$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$132,120 (Chile) (13 October 2006)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (unrated director's edition)

Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Between when he was cast and the start of production, Jamie Foxx won an Oscar, greatly increasing his ego and his demands. He refused to fly commercially, forcing Universal to give him a private jet. He also wouldn't participate in scenes on boats or planes. After gunshots were fired on set in the Dominican Republic on October 24, 2005, Foxx packed up and refused to return. This forced Michael Mann to re-write the film's ending, which some crew members characterized as less dramatic than the original. See more »


When Crockett and Isabella go to Cuba to have mojitos, it is supposedly to La Bodeguita del Medio. The Bodeguita is in a closed-in neighborhood in Havana Vieja on a small street, about 6 blocks from the nearest docks, and with no ocean or highway view. Yet in the bar scene one can clearly make out the ocean and highways. Moreover, the Bodeguita is a tiny place with no outdoor seating, no disco-style dancing, and is mostly a sit-down restaurant with a small bar attached. It is not a "night-life" place. See more »


Det. Ricardo Tubbs: [Crockett is holding a live hand grenade] I'm gonna tell you what's gonna happen. People are gonna come in here, and you know what they gonna say? They gonna look around and go 'Ola Hijo. That's some crazy motherfucking wallpaper, what is that? Jackson Pollock?'
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: No, viero. That was José Yero. Got splattered all over his own wall.
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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 »


One of These Mornings
Written and Produced by Moby
Patti LaBelle vocal produced by Mark Batson
Performed by Moby featuring Patti LaBelle
Courtesy of V2 Records / Mute Ltd.
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User Reviews

30 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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Just watched it again for the first time in years - fantastic movie VonKrolock1979
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