Crockett & Tubbs have to recover a witness in a major drug dealer's trial, who has ran off to the Everglades and must testify in 48 hours.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Gina Calabrese (credit only)
Olivia Brown ...
Detective Trudy Joplin (credit only)
Cassie Bramlette
Floyd Higgins
Billie Joe Higgins
Joey Bramlette
Tom Bishop ...
Al Cox ...
Jorge Gil ...
William Kerwin ...
Paul (as Rooney Kerwin)


Crockett & Tubbs and Switek & Zito have been taking turns protecting a man who's going to testify against a dangerous drug dealer. While under Switek and Zito's watch the man after getting a letter, runs. Castillo sends Crockett and Tubbs to find him, telling them that the man needs to testify in 48 hours. So they go to the Glsdes where he came from to find him but it's not exactly what they are use to. But they eventually find him and he tells them that he ran because the drug dealer got his daughter and will kill her if he testifies, which was in the letter he got. But he knows fully well that the dealer will kill her even if he doesn't testify so he ran and waited for them to show up so they can help him save her. Problem is that the place she's being held is fortified and they have at least three times more men than they do. Written by

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30 November 1984 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Glades was originally titled "Not Necessarily the Swamp Thing". See more »


When Tubbs and Crockett talk about the trip they are making, Tubbs mentions that they are driving "down" to Okeechobee. Okeechobee, Florida is 130 miles north of Miami. See more »


Billie Joe Higgins: You let me out of here, or she's dead.
Detective James Crockett: You don't walk out of here with that child.
Billie Joe Higgins: If I twitch, she's gone.
Detective James Crockett: Maybe... you won't even... twitch.
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References The Big Fight: Muhammad Ali - Joe Frazier (1975) See more »


We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by The Animals
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Crockett and Tubbs in a gripping Everglades adventure
10 March 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This tale takes Crockett and Tubbs from the seedy streets of downtown Miami to the marshy swamplands of the Everglades. When a protected witness, played by Keith Szarabajka, disappears while being looked after by Zito and Switek, Crockett and Tubbs race against time to find him. The chase leads to the Everglades and an unexpected chain of events unfold.

An exciting and unpredictable episode, "Glades" has a great soundtrack including tracks by The Animals and INXS, excellent performances from the cast, a fast pace and enough action to please most viewers.

9 out of 10.

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