Miami Vice: Season 5, Episode 4

Bad Timing (2 Dec. 1988)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 92 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Trying to come to grips with himself after the trouble with Burnett, Crockett takes a vacation that becomes a pursuit with three escaped convicts and their hostage.



, (creator)
Watch Episode
0Check in

Watch Now

Free at IMDb


IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7663 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
a list of 27 titles
created 10 months ago
list image
a list of 4 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Search for "Bad Timing" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Bad Timing (02 Dec 1988)

Bad Timing (02 Dec 1988) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Miami Vice.
« Previous Episode | 94 of 111 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Brown ...
Kathleen Gilfords
Psychiatrist (as Stephanie Roth)
John Archie ...
Walter Mills
Ted Bartsch ...
Tim Bice ...
Lori Creevay ...


Trying to come to grips with himself after the trouble with Burnett, Crockett takes a vacation that becomes a pursuit with three escaped convicts and their hostage.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Release Date:

2 December 1988 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


After Crockett crashes the black car and takes the Jeep, he drives off in the opposite direction from the people he was chasing. See more »


Hit Me with Your Best Shot
Written by Eddie Schwartz
Performed by Pat Benatar
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An accidental case for Crockett
9 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After a hearing to determine whether Crockett should be allowed to remain in the police it is decided that he should see a psychiatrist before a final determination is made; she suggests he takes a holiday. Meanwhile two criminals break out of prison with the intention of getting their hands on the money they stole. Inevitably as they head to meet their former colleague in the Keys they bump into Sonny; not only that; they kidnap the woman he just met and use her as a hostage. He gives chase and ultimately confronts them well off the beaten track.

This episode might rely on the unlikely coincidence of Sonny bumping into the escaped convicts but it is still fairly fun. It is good to see Crockett in a case again and the way it was done meant his return to active duty hasn't been rushed. The bad guys were a little bit over the top; drawing far more attention to themselves than seemed realistic but that did lead to some decent action including a few shootings, setting fire to a petrol station and finally physical fights between them and Crockett as he struggles to save the girl. Overall this may not be classic Vice but it was fun and worth watching.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
They might of been the worst cops ever jeffg-91182
Burning Down the House (guys in warehouse with flamethrowers) tommymax
The Music! hankysmom57
The 'soft' focus look begining in season 3? Little Caesar
Series Re-boot? by 2014 Fall Lineup '30th Anniversery' crotty69
Is it worth watching? the_chosen1785
Discuss Bad Timing (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: