Miami Vice (1984–1990)
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Back in the World 

Crockett flashes to his role during the Saigon evacuation as he and a war correspondent uncover heroin smuggled in body bags. Ten years later in Miami the H resurfaces and so does the reporter looking for the CIA connection.




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Episode cast overview:
Mrs. Stone
Capt. William 'Mr. Real Estate' Maynard
Susan Hatfield ...
Mrs. Real Estate / Mrs. Maynard
Gary Cox ...


Don Johnson directs this episode where his girlfriend and mother of his son (Patti d'Arbanville) has a small role amongst 80's icons, G. Gordon Liddy (Capt. William 'Mr. Real Estate' Maynard), Bob Balaban (Ira Stone) and the lovely Iman (Dakotah). At the fall of Saigon, Sonny's buddy and war correspondent, Stone, had wild stories of H going home in body bags, conspiracy theories and CIA spooks. Ten years later, Stone is visiting his old pal in Miami, and singing a familiar tune. Written by LA-Lawyer

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6 December 1985 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This episode marked Don Johnson's directorial. He would direct several more episodes of "Miami Vice" as well as his later cop show "Nash Bridges" (1996). See more »


Capt. Real Estate: You know of course that in most parts of the world, pain is a second language, people understand it better than words because you can get right to the point. But in this country we don't really have very much pain. So the second language is money. Naturally you expect to receive money for what you know instead of pain. How ironic.
Ira Stone: Isn't it ironic?
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Roadhouse Blues
Written by John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison
Performed by The Doors
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One of the best "Vice" episodes that I've seen
15 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Just when I thought Miami Vice couldn't get any better I get to "Back in the World", an episode which shows that Don Johnson can direct as well as act. The pre-credit sequence showed archive footage of the evacuation of Saigon in 1975 which cuts to Crockett being shown a body bag which is being used to transport heroin back to the US.

After the credits Crockett meets the reporter who showed him that body and he is claiming that the man responsible, known as "The Sergeant" is selling that heroin again, not only that but it is contaminated due to the way it was transported. Their investigation leads them to another ex-Vietnam associate, Capt. Maynard AKA Mr Real Estate, however he claims to know nothing about The Sergeant and believes he is probably just a myth. It is clear that they are on to something though as myths don't ambush people with a mortar.

Along with the great story and action there is music from The Doors and an hilarious scene where Switek is dressed in leather feeling rather uncomfortable when a man flirts with him in a bar.

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