Miami Vice: Season 1, Episode 20

Nobody Lives Forever (29 Mar. 1985)

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A passionate romance distracts Crockett to the point that it nearly derails the pursuit of three thugs on a rampage.



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A passionate romance distracts Crockett to the point that it nearly derails the pursuit of three thugs on a rampage.

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Brenda's house is the same exact house used in the final scene of Season three's "Shadow in the Dark". See more »


During the sequence where Crockett goes out on his motorboat to think things over, the sun keeps moving up and down as the camera cuts back and forth between the flashbacks and Crockett on his boat. See more »


Sonny Crockett: Party's over, kid!
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References American Gigolo (1980) See more »


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Written by Steve Cropper and Al Jackson Jr. and Booker T. Jones and Lewie Steinberg
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s
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A splendid episode of this classic series
16 May 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

"Nobody Lives Forever" is a superb episode of "Miami Vice" from director Jim Johnston. Beginning with action accompanied by George Thorogood's "Bad To The Bone", the opening sequence climaxes with the ketchup strewn destruction of a lunch truck. Good, messy fun!

There's romance in the air for Sonny Crockett who has fallen for the undeniable charms of beautiful, up-market Brenda, played by Kim ("Manhunter") Greist. As a result of this relationship, Crockett's work starts to suffer, posing serious questions about his future as an undercover cop.

There's a terrific soundtrack to this episode, including Red 7's "Heartbeat". This seems to be a Mann favourite - he used this for the end titles of the aforementioned "Manhunter". Another memorable track is Glenn Frey's "New Love".

Don Johnson's performance is pitch perfect and the episode is both realistic and moving.

There's great continuity with earlier story lines. Here, mention is made of the untouchable Lombard, last seen in "One Eyed Jack."

9 out of 10.

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