Miami Vice: Season 3, Episode 10

Streetwise (5 Dec. 1986)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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A prostitution bust at a motel snares an officer from another precinct. Castillo wants to take his badge, but Crockett haves him hold off and uses the officer to find the source of pure ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Det. Larry Zito (credit only)
Olivia Brown ...
Vic Romano
Leo Cryson
Deborah Adair ...
Carla Cappoletti (as Deborah J. Adair)
Carl Jay Cofield ...
Lisa Adams ...
Roxanne Young (as Lisa D. Adams)
Hit Driver
Ron (as David P. Mandel)


A prostitution bust at a motel snares an officer from another precinct. Castillo wants to take his badge, but Crockett haves him hold off and uses the officer to find the source of pure cocaine found on one of the prostitutes, a girl the wayward cop is in love with. Written by Annonymous

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5 December 1986 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is Wesley Snipes' first television credit. See more »


Detective Stan Switek: Search warrents. Get 'em while they're hot.
[says Switek while sitting down handing out warrents to multiple officers]
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Written by Curly Smith, Charles Sandford, Dickey Betts, Mark Leonard and Don Johnson
Performed by Don Johnson, Olivia Brown and Whoopi Goldberg
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The Very First Episode I Ever Saw of Miami VICE
29 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another gem from 3. The greatest year of Vice. 3 is perfect in every way. Skip the rest of the other crappy seasons and go straight to 3. You will be amazed. Streetwise is an episode that features everything you want in a Vice episode. Great, great story that features realistic plot lines and characters that have human qualities in them. Everybody featured in this episode does their part worthy. Especially the Vice team. Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Sandra Santiago, and Olivia Brown are all perfect in this episode. The two women play hookers, and they don't miss a beat in their performance or structure of character. Especially if your talking about their style of clothing. Gina in that undeniably extremely sexy green skirt is enough to make any guy go crazy for this women. Crockett also in my opinion is wearing his best blazer of the entire show. That dark teal blazer is exceptionally cool and slick.

The story of the episode features many, many aspects. However, everything comes together perfectly for the action packed thrilling climax that doesn't miss a beat! The music by Jan Hammer is also top notch. He provides the perfect themes such as the hooker theme, the club theme, and one of my favorites the Carla/Ramono theme that gives me goosebumps. A note to mention. This was the first episode I ever saw of Miami Vice back in 1997 on FX. The episode blew me away and I became hooked on this that very day, especially of 3 which as never left me since.

One clip in this episode that grabbed me the first time I saw it was after the beginning credits, the Testarossa pulls to a stop and the dialog goes like this:

Crockett: Ahh, sweeping a hot sheet motel with a bunch of rookies is got to be my favorite way to spent the evening.

Tubbs: Want more can you ask for. $8.50 an hour after taxes with tropical skies all around you. (Something like that)

Crockett: I can think of a lot more.

Cut to: A couple kissing. With Hammer's mesmerizing score playing in the background. The Carla/Ramono theme.

That's STREETWISE. That's Miami VICE! WOW!

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