Miami Vice: Season 2, Episode 4

The Dutch Oven (25 Oct. 1985)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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Trudy's old boyfriend has ties to a drug lord and enlists Crockett's help investigating him.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Brown ...
Cleavant Derricks ...
David Jones
Adonis Jackson
Man on Phone
I.A. Detective Louie Gallo
Singer at Party
Ben Dokes
Paul Darby ...
Pervert Driver (as Paul J. Darby)
Ilse Earl ...


Trudy's old boyfriend has ties to a drug lord and enlists Crockett's help investigating him.

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25 October 1985 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Detective Trudy Joplin: I'M A COP! It's not what I do, it's what I AM!
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Written by Gary Chapman, Tim Marsh and Mark Wright
Performed by Amy Grant
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An impressive "Trudy" episode
26 June 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

"The Dutch Oven" opens with style as Trudy prepares her make-up for a night undercover as a prostitute, becomes involved in a high-speed chase in Crockett's Ferrari and ends up shooting an armed man when under-fire. This last slice of action is accompanied by Pat Benatar's excellent "Diamond Field" which compliments the on-screen events perfectly.

This is a Trudy-dedicated episode that really hits the spot. Olivia Brown is an excellent actress and this tale really gives her the platform to showcase her talent.

David Johansen's "King of Babylon" is another memorable track from "The Dutch Oven" as the singer entertains at a drug-fuelled party.

This episode was directed by non-other than Abel Ferrara of "Driller Killer", "Ms. 45" and "Bad Lieutenant" fame.

9 out of 10.

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