Miami Vice (1984–1990)
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By Hooker by Crook 

A call girl witnesses two henchmen take her client and ultimately murder him, causing her to go into hiding, confiding and staying with a friend, a woman Crockett falls for big time. Unknown to him, there is far more to her than he knows.

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Olivia Brown ...
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Christine von Marburg
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Ali Ferrand
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Society Dame
Lou Albano ...
Henchman #1 (as Capt. Lou Albano)
Afa Anoai ...
Henchman #2
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Kenneth Togaru
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A call girl witnesses two henchmen take her client and ultimately murder him, causing her to go into hiding, confiding and staying with a friend, a woman Crockett falls for big time. Unknown to him, there is far more to her than he knows.

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This episode co-stars Don Johnson's ex wife, Melanie Griffiths. See more »

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A billboard repeatedly misspells "boudoir" as "boudior". See more »

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Detective James Crockett: First a junkie, now a hooker.
[Chuckles]
Detective James Crockett: I think I've been in the business too long. I'm starting to fall for the players.
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30,000 Feet
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Written by Mike Doman
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Interesting, entertaining, and memorable episode of the series that's sexy and it looks at a thrilling and crooked underworld.
30 December 2016 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I clearly remember this "Miami Vice" episode from watching as a kid, plus I just had a recent viewing of episode 20 from season 3 of 1987 called "By Hooker by Crook". It's memorable for it's entertaining story and for the guest stars of Melanie Griffith(the later wife of Don Johnson then she divorced him)and the sexy but now late Vanity, and it even had the appearance of WWF manger legend Lou Albano.

Anyway the story is set in Miami and no one as in most episodes are who they appear to be, the sexy Vanity plays Ali a high class lady of the night call girl and as the episode opens up her rich john client is murdered by henchmen(one is played by Lou Albano). So Ali wants to go on the run and hide to protect herself yet, she ends up as dead as a duck in the night as she's first a damsel in distress being tied up and gagged before being strangled to death by the henchmen.

Melanie Griffith is Christine a high profile Miami business woman or so it's seems and she's a best friend to Ali and even becomes a hot love interest of passion for Crockett(Don Johnson). Yet after Ali's murder it's revealed that Christine runs a lady of the nights escort service and more about Ali's death and Christine's business is tied to money laundry and dirty business underworld of the mob! Typical vice issues on "Miami Vice", overall real good memorable episode for it's story and characters and guest appearances now need I say more!


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