Miami Vice (1984–1990)
4 user

Leap of Faith 

Backdoor pilot about the Young Victims Unit, a new squad of undercover officers. They're put to the test when a new deadly drug begins to circulate on a college campus in Miami. They suspect a reputable but dangerous college professor.



, (creator)

On Disc

at Amazon


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Detective James Crockett
Detective Ricardo Tubbs
Detective Gina Calabrese
Detective Stan Switek
Detective Trudy Joplin
Lieutenant Martin Castillo
Joey 'Fallon' Harden
Paul Cutter
Zach Andrews
Tania Louis
Ray Mundy
Prof. Terrence 'Terry' Baines
Stephen G. Anthony ...
Andrew Deutsch ...
Peter Ladd


Sonny has a young cop working undercover at a university to get a professor who is selling drugs and kills people who crosses him. He learns that someone else is investigating the professor. He learns it's a man whom he worked with years ago and had a falling out with. The man says that he has developed a new unit consisting of youthful cops, he offers to let Sonny's man work with them. He gets into it with one of them and the guy goes to extremes to show him up. Written by

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis




Release Date:

28 June 1989 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Spun-off from Miami Vice: Miami Squeeze (1989) See more »


What I Am Is What I Am
Performed by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Seems like an attempt by Michael Mann to make a spin-off
17 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

This episode is a little half-baked with Crockett's protégé Hardin joining the "YCU" or "Young Cops Unit." This hip, young unit listens to heavy metal, respects women, says no to drugs, and catches bad guys! We see a young Laura San Giacomo in this episode as well as the good-looking science/computer lady.

All in all, the episode was nothing more than an after-thought at the end of a great series in hopes of keeping the Miami crew working on a new spin-off. It's not hard to see why a 13 episode deal wasn't ordered. What was needed was a bigger, badder bad-guy with even more explosions, gun fights and babes in bikinis. Michael Mann just needed to have his writers produce something a little more higher budget to keep the public and the execs interested.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page