Miami Vice: Season 5, Episode 17

Freefall (21 May 1989)

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Crockett and Tubbs, figuring they're on their way out, are recruited by the government to help a dictator escape from his war-torn country - with double-crosses at every turn.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Brown ...
Col. Andrew Baker
Johnny Raymond
Sister Felicia
Maria Strova ...
Bianca Borbon
Capt. Jimendez
Alfredo Álvarez Calderón ...
Caesar Montoya (as Alfredo Alvarez Calderon)
Robert Fields ...


Crockett and Tubbs are recruited by a shady government guy who wants them to help bring a South American President, who's also a drug lord, to the US so he can testify against the Cartel. They are told they have to work with a guy they don't trust. But they accept and they go to the man's country but they discover that there are people in his country who want to get him. They eventually get him out but upon returning there are people in Miami who will do whatever they have to, to get the President. Even threatening or intimidating people Crockett and Tubbs work with. Written by

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Three versions of the final confrontation between Baker and Crockett & Tubbs were filmed: the broadcast version where both quit the force, one where both Crockett & Tubbs are killed, and one where only Tubbs was killed. See more »


[final dialogue of series finale]
Sonny Crockett: What you doing here? Figured you'd be halfway to New York by now.
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: Everything always takes longer than you think.
Sonny Crockett: Well we had one hell of a run, didn't we partner.
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: Yeah we sure did Sonny.
Sonny Crockett: So you really gonna go back up to the big bad Bronx?
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: Yeah it looks that way. How about you?
Sonny Crockett: I don't know. Somewhere further south, somewhere where the water is warm, the drinks are cold, and I don't know the names of the players.
Sonny Crockett: I'm gonna miss you man.
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: I'm gonna miss you too ...
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Lousy wrap up to a great series!!
7 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Miami Vice for all intended purposes ran out of gas at the end of the fourth season with the exception of the completion of the 3-part arc in which Sonny Crockett lost his memory and became a murdering thug which they should have stretched the fourth season to include Season five was complete garbage and the **Freefall** finale is reduced to a 10 minute clip scene at the end, and even to my enemies I wouldn't recommend watching this **Freefall** garbage as this is **Tired Vice** Without a doubt Miami Vice was the show to watch in the 80's, but you can only compare Miami Vice season five with Wiseguy season four, obviously somebody thought it was a good idea What a waste!!

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