Crockett and Tubbs travel to New York to take down a powerful Colombian cartel.

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Man in Gallery
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Blue Wacko
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Valerie Gordon
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Crockett and Tubbs travel to New York to take down a powerful Colombian cartel.

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27 September 1985 (USA)  »

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In one of the scenes, Crockett tells Julian Beck's character J.J. Johnston that while Crockett couldn't touch him, he was patient and implied he would eventually get him. Beck died from stomach cancer 13 days prior to the broadcast date. See more »

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When Crockett, Tubbs and Jimmy Borges get into the Cadillac to search New York, Borges isn't wearing a jacket, nor does he seem to have one with him. When he takes off at the end of the scene he's wearing a white suit jacket. See more »

Quotes

Detective James Crockett: Hi there! We're the cops you tried to have killed!
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Take Me Home
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Written and performed by Phil Collins
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A brilliant start to the second season of Miami Vice...
11 February 2008 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This two part season premiere feels more like a film. The script writers on this knew what they were doing and they succeeded. "Prodigal Son" is a brilliant start the second season of Miami Vice. It's got everything: Story, Action, Music & Style. Jan Hammer's score is absolutely fantastic. Crockett & Tubbs in New York, amazing. It's a shame that they didn't do any other episodes this one in the later seasons because this was the one that made everyone want to watch Miami Vice and it's the season which made the show do very well in the ratings. Rating 10/10, I could watch this episode over and over again and I wouldn't get bored. Miami Vice is one of the greatest achievements in television history and of the 1980's.


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