Miami Vice: Season 2, Episode 12

Definitely Miami (10 Jan. 1986)

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Crockett finds out first hand about Charlie Basset as a violent drug runner with an enticing wife that Sonny just can't get out of his mind.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Brown ...
Callie Basset
Joe Dalva
Maria Rojas
Enrique Sandino ...
Charlie Basset
Roger Pretto ...
Sergio Clemente
Robert Monica ...
Richard Brams ...
Policeman #1 (as Richard N. Brams)


Crockett finds out first hand about Charlie Basset as a violent drug runner with an enticing wife that Sonny just can't get out of his mind.

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Although Godley and Creme's "Cry" is closely associated to the Definitely Miami episode, it was not featured on the original NBC airing. Instead, an original Jan Hammer incidental piece - which sounds very similar to the guitar rhythm in "Cry" - in select scenes such as when Crockett (Don Johnson) drives out to the sand dune junkyard to confront Charlie Basset (Ted Nugent), and when Crockett appears on the beach to reveal he is a cop and arrests Callie (Arielle Dombasle). Godley and Creme's "Cry" replaced the Jan Hammer original score when Miami Vice went into TV syndication. See more »


When Gravas runs from Crockett and Tubbs by the pool, his hair and clothes are dry. But when he jumps into his getaway car, his hair and clothes are soaking wet. A shot of Gravas falling or jumping in the pool was probably deleted. See more »


Detective Ricardo Tubbs: [During heat a wave and dripping in sweat] Man, I can dig tropical, but this is outta bounds.
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The Title Says It All!
15 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ted Nugent guest stars in here and shoots a guy right in the intro, then buries he and his car under a ton of sand as the music blasts 'Angry Young Man." Ah, some of the openings on these Miami Vice shows were great....real eye openers.

Speaking of eye-openers, French actress Arielle Dombasle makes one of the best entrances to any TV show I've ever seen. She's just lying there getting a sun tan and....well, you have to see this woman and this scene to believe it. I had to laugh when I read the other reviewers comments here. Easy, guys!! Hey, I don't blame you. That was an incredible minute as the camera - and Don Johnson with a stupid smile on his face - went up and down this woman's body, admiring it. This actress has done a lot of work but almost all of it in France, so she's a new face to us here in America.

Anyway (it's hard to concentrate on the story after those opening shots of her), Crockett and Tubbs are waiting for a guy named Clemente to turn state's evidence. He wants to see his sister first but she says that's only because he wants to kill her.

What happens when Clemente and his sister do meet is surprising. What happens with the hot French babe and her boyfriend is predictable.

Overall, the story wasn't all that great - a bit convoluted in the first half - but the bad and the beautiful and the wild colors in this episode, all made this "definitely Miami," as the title says.

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