Crockett and Tubbs must enlist the help of an unreliable petty thief to bust a drug operation run by a trio of homicidal Jamaicans.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Brown ...
Charlie Barnett ...
Larry Riley ...
Detective Bobby Price
Caroline Crockett
Detective Jake Estaban
Jerry Mayer ...
Detective Alessi
Parris Buckner ...
S.W.A.T. Leader
Cynthia Caquelin ...
Maria Chavez ...


Crockett and Tubbs must enlist the help of an unreliable petty thief to bust a drug operation run by a trio of homicidal Jamaicans.

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5 October 1984 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Lee H. Katzin was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Direction for his work on this episode. See more »


At the start of the two-van car chase, the chase van has one defective headlight. A few seconds later, both headlights work just fine. See more »


Nugart Neville 'Noogie' Lamont: Anytime, anytime y'all need the Noog-man? You know where I'll be at, you know? You know what I'm sayin'? Ha ha ha ha! What's my name? Noo-gie!
[begins rapping as he gets in car with his girlfriend]
Nugart Neville 'Noogie' Lamont: Say the beat don't stop 'til the break of dawn, I say skip, child, what can I say? I can't feel the mornin' inside my OJ! So I just take half, suss the mic... Trick or trail! I said, hey, baby, by the way, what's your name? She said I go by the name of Lois Lane. You can be my boyfriend, you surely ...
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References Serpico (1973) See more »


Well of Souls (Feel the Spirit)
Performed by Wailing Souls
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Cutting corners is part of the job
7 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Cool Runnin' concerns itself with dead cops and crazed Jamaicans but the real action is with a new recurring character: Noogie Lamont. And between you and me, he's a great addition to the show. When done right, a rap-layin' hustler can add some flavor to the proceedings, and Charlie Barnett's spastic physical comedy really makes it a likable character. Barnett's also got some nice chemistry with Don Johnson and it adds more definition to Crockett. The guy actually cares about his informants.

Noogie never got a chance to overstay his welcome on the show, and it's always nice when he shows up in an episode.


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