Miami Vice (1984–1990)
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Down for the Count: Part 1 

Zito goes undercover as a boxing manager to take down a crooked bookie, but pays the ultimate price for it.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Brown ...
Mark Breland ...
Harry W. Brennan ...
Kenneth Daron ...


When they are trying to take down a crooked boxing promoter, they ask Zito to ask his friend who's training an aspiring boxer to help. His friend agrees to help and takes it a little further by taking something from the promoter that is incriminating. So Zito's friend is killed and Zito becomes the boxer's new manager and the promoter wants the boxer but Zito refuses and the promoter doesn't take no for an answer. Written by

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9 January 1987 (USA)  »

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It was purposely written that Stan finds Zito's body in the shower and had the emotional goodbye drawn out for viewers and Stan. See more »


Moon is visited by Guzman and his thugs. Upon being kicked in the head twice, Moon is bloodied on the left side of his face. When the camera cuts back to Moon after Guzman delivers his line, Moon now has a bloody streak going up the right side of his face. See more »


Det. Larry Zito: [to Crockett and Tubbs. Obviously pissed off at Moon's death] So a robbery gone bad is how it's going to go down. You and I both know who did this.
[pauses and shouts]
Det. Larry Zito: I told you I didn't want to get Moon involved, I told myself that... I didn't listen to myself!
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Featured in Miami Vice: Down for the Count: Part 2 (1987) See more »


Written by Robbin Crosby, Warren Demartini, Beau Hill and Stephen Pearcy
Performed by Ratt
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Correction in the credits
3 March 2006 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Don King actually plays a character named Don Cash in the episode "Down for the Count". This episode suffers from a malady that was common to episodes of Miami Vice after the first two seasons. It's kind of a victim of its own success. The episode is packed full of people from the boxing world. Tex Cobb is the only halfway decent actor out of the bunch, though Don King is entertaining delivering what is essentially a monologue to Crockett and Tubbs, but not as entertaining as if the words were the spontaneous product of his own mind. A lot of these episodes from the second half of the series are packed full of stars. Anyone and everyone wanted to be part of Miami Vice. This does have one of the better plots of the third season, though.

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