Crockett and Tubbs go undercover to move on a major Miami dealer and stumble into a runaway paramilitary group with blood in their sights and plans of their own for the deal money.



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Episode credited cast:
Olivia Brown ...
Beeson Carroll ...
FBI Agent Jack Slade
Paco Zamora
Armando Rojas (as Willie Colon)
Victor Vasquez
Artie Malesci ...
Judy Mastropaolo ...
Yolanda Vasquez
George Mato ...
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Party Guest (as Kathy Reeves)


Rocking to Bob Seger and "Miami," the guys attend a party, looking to turn into a routine drug bust at Casa de Rojas. Crazy Eyes runs into Jerry Pedroza, a Vice cop he once taught Rules of Evidence. (You have to know the rules before you break them, right?) Before the buy can go down masked men infiltrate, kill Pedroza, and execute special ops that look more Quantico than Colombian. Sonny and Rico know some of the bad guys; the worse guys are Cuban paramilitary. The crew investigates and Castillo even puts his badge on the line to bring this case home. Written by LA-Lawyer

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23 January 1987 (USA)  »

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An establishing shot in this episode was the helicopter shot of Kermit's swamp in Muppet Movie. See more »


Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Yeah.
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Where'd you learn to talk like that, high school?
Girl at Party: I don't know. I'll find out when I get there.
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Written by Martin Brammer and David Brewis
Performed by The Kane Gang
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Everything you want in a Vice episode
8 June 2006 | by (northridge, ca) – See all my reviews

A very underrated episode. The people who don't like SEASON 3, are the people who don't understand the importance of plot, characters, drama, and a hell of a story. A gritty story, an intense story. That is what SEASON 3 is all about,and that is why it's the greatest season of Vice. There isn't one single bad episode, such as the other seasons, which have their share of bad episodes. Cuba Libre has a great story that centers around government politics, money, and set-ups. Also great action, music, and steamy settings. Everything you crave for in a Vice episode. The episode begins with a exotic party and ends with a shootout in the a jungle type atmosphere. Half or the story takes place in the jungle and the setting gives the episode such a realistic, steamy feel. You can see the perspiration on Don Johnson. The supporting cast is terrific as always is Jan Hammer's music and everything else about this great episode clicks nicely.

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