Someone in law enforcement is murdering drug dealers and their families in cold blood. To find the culprit, Crockett and Tubbs go undercover and travel to Colombia with a laid-back pilot to pose as dealers.

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DEA Agent Ed Waters
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Someone in law enforcement is murdering drug dealers and their families in cold blood. To find the culprit, Crockett and Tubbs go undercover and travel to Colombia with a laid-back pilot to pose as dealers.

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Paul Michael Glaser received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Direction for his work on this episode. See more »

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Before they board the plane it has three-rotor props, the next scene where the engine starts it shows a two-rotor prop. See more »

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Det. Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs: We can close each others eyes real fast, but then nobody's gonna make any money.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.10 (2009) See more »

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Lunatic Fringe
Written by Tom Cochrane
Produced by Richard Landis
Performed by Red Rider
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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One of the first season's most memorable episodes
19 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

FM radio was honoring Glenn Frey today, playing all manner of Eagles songs; but a local station actually played "Smuggler's Blues". It was great variety, and put me in the mood to watch the episode again. Also, any day that Miami Vice is on the radio is a good one.

Anyhoo, "Smuggler's Blues" has all of the show's hallmarks: an unwinnable war on drugs, shootouts, a secret mission into the Colombian underworld, Trudy strapped to a bomb (Mann totally ripped off this story for the movie). And, almost as cake icing, there's Glenn Frey as a laid-back flyboy. He's there just long enough to make a point, but the impression is left. Even those of us who didn't necessarily like the guy remember this episode for Frey.

And the good news is that it's a great one.

10/10


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