Miami Vice (1984–1990)
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Calderone's Return: Part 1 - The Hit List 

The team moves to protect Crockett and his family from an assassin, hired by Calderone to re-empty the void he left behind.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Brown ...
Jim Zubiena ...
Ludovici Armstrong
Linus Oliver
Caroline Crockett
Jim Borrelli ...
Felix Castranova
Tara King ...
Susan Castronova
Tito Goya ...
Carlos Mendez
Will Knickerbocker ...


The team moves to protect Crockett and his family from an assassin, hired by Calderone to re-empty the void he left behind.

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19 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


After Lt. Rodriguez is shot, the detective calls a "315" officer down via radio. This was era-correct radio code for the then Metro-Dade Police Department, with 15 being assist an officer, and the "3" prefix meaning it was urgent. See more »


The shot made from the tower in the manner shown (standing freehand) would be impossible for even a skilled shooter. A shot of that distance would require the use of a rest. Additionally, a follow up shot would not take place as quickly as shown. See more »


Features Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper (1984) See more »


I'm So Excited
Written by Trevor Lawrence and June Pointer and Anita Pointer and Ruth Pointer
Performed by The Pointer Sisters
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A stunning episode - thrills, spills and unexpected twists for the show
2 March 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

"Calderone's Return" starts in an undramatic fashion with a light-hearted pre-titles sequence involving Zito and Switek on surveillance duties. As soon as the theme tune and credits have ended, the show shifts gear and the action begins. When the men that Zito and Switek are assassinated by a professional hit-man, a list turns up with Crockett's name as a future target. Crockett's life is never a simple one - he is faced with the double whammy of a potential divorce or the possibility of a swift death from an assassin's bullet. To make matters worse, it transpires that Calderone himself has requested the hits.

Jan Hammer recognises the need for some first-class music in this episode and we are provided with the first appearance of the excellent "Crockett's Theme". Even the Pointer Sisters are "So Excited" at the ensuing action that unfolds.

Ending on a dramatic freeze frame and the sound of squealing tyres, we are advised that this tale is "To Be Continued".

9 out of 10. A genuinely exciting and emotional episode.

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