When Crockett and Tubbs bust the owner of a bordello (Miles Davis), they discover that one of his drug-addicted prostitutes is the object of a powerful drug dealer's twisted obsession.




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Episode cast overview:
Olivia Brown ...
José Pérez ...
Juan Carlos Silva (as Jose Perez)
Rosella Maestres
Ivory Jones
Manuel Cimadevilla ...
Roberto Penaro (as Emanuel Cimadevilla)


Jazz legend, Miles Davis, stars as Ivory Jones, a "scumbag" who is cooperating with "the local constabulary." The sire of a stable of high-priced fillies, Ivory has the 411 on dangerous dudes. Ivory shoots the breeze with Crockett and Tubbs, spouting incomprehensible advices in his trademark husky voice. The guys search the city for a psychopathic dealer with a thing for an old filly with a bad habit, Rosella. Written by LA-Lawyer

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8 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Jazz musician and legend Miles Davis had his first acting credit for this episode. See more »


Detective James Crockett: Secret to success Rico, whether it's women or money, is knowing when to quit. I ought to know. I'm divorced and broke.
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References The Iceman Cometh (1973) See more »


Slave To Love
Written by Bryan Ferry
Performed by Bryan Ferry
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A gritty, hard edged tale
28 June 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is one of the darker "Miami Vice" episodes featuring prostitution, drug abuse and murder. An ageing drug dealer's seedy passion for a beautiful young woman gives Crockett and Tubbs the opportunity to bust the bad guys.

As the credits were coming up on the screen, I found myself wondering just how many times the final screen shot shows just a close-up of Sonny Crockett. There's no doubt that Philip Michael Thomas' Tubbs is overshadowed by his partner in the majority of the stories. In this episode, Tubbs is actually a less sympathetic character than Crockett, showing little sympathy for the plight of the young addict who is helping the two detectives.

Bryan Ferry's "Slave To Love" is the strongest track from this episode.

8 out of 10 - this one leaves a sour taste in the viewer's mouth but it's quality drama.

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