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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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Detective Stan Switek
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Neptune (as Isaach De Bankole)
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Alonzo Stevens
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Coleman
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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

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  »

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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

The waterfront mansion which is in the film's climactic ending was in Delray Beach, Florida. It was over 60,000 square feet in size and had been built for the heirs of a large soft drink fortune. Before they could take possession of the house, they were mugged, and left Florida swearing never to return. So instead of demolishing it the normal way, it was chosen to be used in the film. After filming wrapped, it was completely demolished and three beachfront houses were built on the site. See more »

Goofs

Aircraft that identifies itself as N1206S is a Beechcraft King Air B200. In reality the "N number" N1206S is registered to an Ayres Corporation S2R-600, a single, radial engine aircraft. See more »

Quotes

Det. Ricardo Tubbs: They've got eyes on us!
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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

Referenced in Il solitario (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix)
Traditional, arranged by Nina Simone
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
A difficult but ultimately exhilarating piece of cinema
9 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

There is almost a documentary quality to this movie. Aside from one short sequence the film almost exclusively focuses on the characters at work. In essence the film is about two groups of exceptionally competent professionals- one set cops, one drug dealers - at work. And their work is a cat and mouse conflict between the two. There are almost no exposition or explanatory scenes. Similarly the film makes no concessions to the viewers in terms of the use professional jargon and language. The viewer is thrown in at the deep end, as in many documentaries, and has to work out for themselves what is going on.

In other words the film treats its viewers as intelligent people and challenges them to understand. If you are prepared to accept the film on these terms then it is quite a stunning experience - beautifully shot, well acted, with some exceptional and realistic action sequences - by one of the finest directors alive.

This film is several leagues ahead of the brainless pulp that often passes for thrillers or action movies. Outstanding.


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