When some prostitutes are being killed, Castillo recognizes the M.O. as similar to some killings he saw when he was in Vietnam and working with a Vietnamese investigator. And the investigator shows up in Miami.




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Episode cast overview:
Olivia Brown ...
Inspector Nguyn Van Trahn (as Dr. Haing S. Ngor)
Dr. Theresa Lyons
Sunrise Hotel Clerk
Dr. Morris
Brad Sullivan ...
Jack Colman
The Savage
Rosanna DaVon ...
Randa (as Rosanna Da'Von)
James Silverman ...
Mike (as James Lee Silverman)


Castillo was in country in 1972 with the US Provost Marshal in Saigon. He assisted a Saigon Police inspector during a rash of 6 prostitute murders in 9 days. The team learns the same pattern was repeated on an annual basis in 11 countries, including Nicaragua, Paris, Thailand, Brussels and Laos. When similar murders start to occur in Miami. Castillo is not the only one who recognizes the pattern; Inspector Trahn, appears in Miami and offers additional information ... and his help. Written by LA-Lawyer

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6 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


This episode is also called "The Savage." Yet, "Duty and Honor" was its title on NBC's first broadcast, as on all DVD and Blu-Ray releases. See more »


Crockett and Tubbs are at a Veterans Center, asking a doctor if they can question some of his patients. The doctor refuses, and the detectives leave. Crockett & Tubbs are now standing in the Veterans Center parking lot. The reflection of the overhead boom mic can be seen in the Ferrari's windshield. See more »


Written by Kacy Crowley, Roman Jugg, Bryn Merrick, Christopher Millar and David Vanian
Performed by The Damned
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Perfect in every way
28 August 2006 | by (northridge, ca) – See all my reviews

This episode from the greatest season ever of Vice SEASON 3 is so great. The episode alone has more plot and character substance than the entire Season 2. The Savage is very detailed story that is cleverly written and that is very intense. The episode also features probably the greatest actors that ever appeared in a Vice episode. The acting is flawless and features some great performances, especially from Micheal Wright who turns in a chilling performance as the serial killer/assassin known as The Savage. I don't want to give away any of the plot, because it's very exciting and it's just superb story. This episode is something none of the other seasons could of ever made. All the other seasons are very kiddish and no matter what everybody says SEASON 3, is the greatest of all time. Whoever doesn't like it, doesn't understand the importance of plot and characters. SEASON 3 is for adults, and this episode is no exception. It's a very gritty episode, that is highlighted with a dark and seamy tone. Just a perfect episode. Pure Vice, pure entertainment. Skip the other seasons, and watch SEASON 3. It's the only one that really matters.

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