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"Miami Vice" Buddies (1985)

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Original Air Date:
1 November 1985 (Season 2, Episode 5)
The team is investigating the murder of a comic who works at a club owned by two criminals. And a young... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Harry Mastrogeorge 
Writing credits
Anthony Yerkovich (creator)

Frank Military (written by)

Produced by
Richard Brams .... co-producer
Donald L. Gold .... co-producer: Miami
Patti Kent .... associate producer
Frederick J. Lyle .... associate producer (as Frederick Lyle)
Michael Mann .... executive producer
John Nicolella .... producer
Liam O'Brien .... consulting producer
Ed Waters .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Jan Hammer 
Cinematography by
James A. Contner (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Douglas Ibold 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
Art Direction by
Jeffrey Howard 
Set Decoration by
Robert Lacey Jr. 
Costume Design by
Bambi Breakstone 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... key makeup artist
Mary Ann Valdes .... hair stylist
Production Management
Brooke Kennedy .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Attanasio .... second assistant director (as Michael J. Attanasio)
George Fortmuller .... second assistant director
Marty Eli Schwartz .... first assistant director
Art Department
Charles Guanci Jr. .... assistant property master
Billy Schwartz .... dressing painter
Fred Schwendel .... leadman
Charles Guanci Jr. .... props (uncredited)
Michael Metzel .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert R. Rutledge .... supervising sound effects editor
Ron Scelza .... sound
Michael R. Tromer .... sound
Special Effects by
Bruce E. Merlin .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Jim Michaels .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Paul Nuckles .... stunt coordinator
Ernest Robinson .... stunt double: philip michael thomas
Jay Amor .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Roberts .... lighting technician
Casting Department
R. Colette Hailey .... casting assistant
Cheryl Louden-Kubin .... casting assistant (as Cheryl A. Louden)
Dee Miller .... casting: Miami
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynette Bernay .... costume supervisor
Gregory B. Peña .... set costumer (uncredited)
Music Department
Jerry Cohen .... music editor
Jan Hammer .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Ron S. Herbes .... first assistant music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dave Busick .... set mechanic
Richard P. Pecora .... driver
Other crew
T. Rafael Cimino .... marine coordinator
Dennis Cooper .... executive script consultant
Moby Griffin .... marine coordinator
Joel Leshinsky .... unit publicist
John Mankiewicz .... story editor
Daniel Pyne .... executive story editor
Steven Bawol .... production assistant (uncredited)
Carole Myers .... publicist (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeremy Lew  teleplay
Daniel Pyne  five episodes including "Yankee Dollar" (also as A.J. Edison)
Gustave Reininger  various episodes
Jack Thibeau 
Anthony Yerkovich  creator

Location Management
Sherry Thorup .... location manager (22 episodes)
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Did You Know?

60s' crooner legend Frankie Valli has his second acting credit for this episode. He would later have a recurring role in the mega TV hit "The Sopranos" (1999)See more »
Detective James Crockett:[to his former Vietnam partner] In the jungle the only way you and I got out of there alive was using our minds.See more »
Own The NightSee more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
An excellent episode, 27 June 2007
Author: DVD_Connoisseur from England

From the lengthy opening scene with Crockett meeting an old army friend (James Remar) in a bar, this is a well structured and entertaining episode.

Karla Tamburrelli returns as Ample Annie, previously seen in season's one's comic "Made for Each Other" episode where she married Neville 'Noogie' Lamont. Unlike the previous tale, "Buddies" is a far more serious outing and there is a real sense of drama to the proceedings when a young mother goes on the run from criminals after stabbing one of the organisation's goons in self defence.

The episode is well acted and directed, with a great script. "Buddies" is one of the more stylised episodes with some scenes looking a little artificial due to over-the-top set dressing. However, this is top drawer entertainment and well worth viewing.

Chaka Khan's "Own The Night" is a memorable track from "Buddies".

9 out of 10.

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