Miami Vice: Season 4, Episode 5

Child's Play (30 Oct. 1987)

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Tormented by his shooting a 13-year-old kid, Crockett tries to reconnect with his estranged son while attempting to take down a gun runner.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Brown ...
Danitra Vance ...
Annette McAllister
Walker Monroe
Clayton Barclay Jones ...
Billy Crockett
Caroline Crockett
Parris Buckner ...
Bob Ballard
Robert MacBeth ...
Rafael Prieto ...
Jimmy Rogers ...


Tormented by his shooting a 13-year-old kid, Crockett tries to reconnect with his estranged son while attempting to take down a gun runner.

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5 July 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I just got done ripping "Honor Among Thieves?" from Season 4, so I thought I would make a positive comment to balance my negative one. This is probably Don Johnson's best piece of acting in this season, maybe the whole series. There were many truly great episodes, "El Viejo", "Shadow in the Dark", "Out Where the Buses Don't Run", "Down for the Count" "Payback", "Definitely Miami", etc. But this one does not get the same buzz, probably because it is carried by the force of the acting, not the shootouts or action fact it is the shooting at the first that sets up the rest of the show. I know the end is a bit weak, where the gun runner dies (his fall is lame, I admit), but the strength of the episode is that it takes what Vice usually dishes out for entertainment, a shootout, turns it on it's head and makes the hero, Crockett, a bad guy for doing the right thing. I think it is one of the top 5 episodes of the whole show - give it a look.

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