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"Miami Vice" The Dutch Oven (1985)

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Anthony Yerkovich (creator)
Maurice Hurley (written by)
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Original Air Date:
25 October 1985 (Season 2, Episode 4)
Trudy's old boyfriend has ties to a drug lord and enlists Crockett's help investigating him. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Don Johnson ... Detective James Crockett

Philip Michael Thomas ... Detective Ricardo Tubbs

Saundra Santiago ... Detective Gina Calabrese

Michael Talbott ... Detective Stan Switek

John Diehl ... Det. Larry Zito
Olivia Brown ... Detective Trudy Joplin

Edward James Olmos ... Lieutenant Martin Castillo
Cleavant Derricks ... David Jones

Giancarlo Esposito ... Adonis Jackson

Matthew Cowles ... Man on Phone

David Proval ... I.A. Detective Louie Gallo

David Johansen ... Singer at Party

Fritz Bronner ... Ben Dokes
Paul Darby ... Pervert Driver (as Paul J. Darby)
Ilse Earl ... Rose
Woody Mallard ... Bartender
Louis Reznick ... Max
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anthony Correa ... George / club Owner (uncredited)

Joe Delia ... Musician (uncredited)

Robert Paisley ... Man in the Group (uncredited)
Nicholas St. John ... Drug Dealer at Party (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Abel Ferrara 
Writing credits
Anthony Yerkovich (creator)

Maurice Hurley (written by)

Produced by
Richard Brams .... co-producer
Patti Kent .... associate producer
Frederick J. Lyle .... associate producer (as Frederick Lyle)
Michael Mann .... executive producer
John Nicolella .... producer
Liam O'Brien .... consulting producer
Original Music by
Jan Hammer 
Cinematography by
James A. Contner (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert A. Daniels 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
Art Direction by
Jeffrey Howard 
Set Decoration by
Robert Lacey Jr. 
Costume Design by
Jodie Lynn Tillen  (as Jodie Tillen)
Makeup Department
Mary Ann Valdes .... hair stylist
Production Management
Donald L. Gold .... unit production manager (as Donald Gold)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Fortmuller .... second assistant director
Herb Gains .... first assistant director
Art Department
Charles Guanci Jr. .... assistant property master
Charles Guanci Jr. .... props (uncredited)
Michael Metzel .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert R. Rutledge .... supervising sound effects editor
Ron Scelza .... sound
Michael R. Tromer .... sound
Special Effects by
Bruce E. Merlin .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Jim Michaels .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Paul Nuckles .... stunt coordinator
Ernest Robinson .... stunt double: philip michael thomas
Jay Amor .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Roberts .... lighting technician
Casting Department
R. Colette Hailey .... extras casting
Cheryl Louden-Kubin .... extras casting (as Cheryl A. Louden)
Dee Miller .... casting: Miami
Music Department
Jerry Cohen .... music editor
Jan Hammer .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Ron S. Herbes .... first assistant music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dave Busick .... set mechanic
Richard P. Pecora .... driver
Other crew
T. Rafael Cimino .... marine coordinator
Dennis Cooper .... story editor
Joel Leshinsky .... unit publicist
Daniel Pyne .... executive story editor
Joel Surnow .... executive story consultant
Steven Bawol .... production assistant (uncredited)
Carole Myers .... publicist (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andres Carranza  co-creator
Jeremy Lew  teleplay
Daniel Pyne  five episodes including "Yankee Dollar" (also as A.J. Edison)
Gustave Reininger  various episodes
Jack Thibeau 
Anthony Yerkovich  creator

Produced by
Michael Duggan .... producer (1986-1989)
Dick Wolf .... executive producer (1989)
Cinematography by
Dave Gist (hand camera)
Bill Hinckley (hand camera)
Film Editing by
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo 
Alfonse Ruggiero 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... key makeup artist (1985-1988)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Attanasio .... second unit director (1984-1989)
Tommy Burns .... second second assistant director
Michelle Marx .... assistant director: second unit
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Coke .... sound editor
Craig Harris .... special surround sound design: sweeps week show
Harry B. Miller III .... sound editor
Glenn T. Morgan .... sound effects editor
Bob Newlan .... sound editor
Norto Sepulveda .... sound editor
Gary Vaughan .... sound editor
Mark Weber .... boom operator
Jay Wilkinson .... sound editor
Special Effects by
John Patteson .... special effects assistant
Andrew Castillo .... stunt performer
Dave Gist .... stunts
Luke Halpin .... stunts
Robert Paisley .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Nik Petrik .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Doug Schwartz .... second assistant camera
Owen Stephens .... rigging gaffer
Jeff Wolf .... first assistant camera: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gregory B. Peña .... key costumer (1985-1989)
Editorial Department
Richard Brassaw .... assistant film editor
Scott Klein .... master colorist
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Bradley Carow .... assistant music editor
Jerry Cohen .... music editor (as Jerry Sanford Cohen)
Other crew
Fabio M. Arber .... key production assistant (1984-1985)
Fabio M. Arber .... location manager (1985-1989)
Betty Bennett .... script supervisor
Tom Brocato .... publicist
Tim Dinan .... assistant production office coordinator
Daniel Kellison .... production assistant
Peter Lance .... story editor (1988-1989)
Mayo Sanchez .... location manager (1988-1989)
Nick Sloan .... stand-in (1 episode)
Dean Taucher .... visual consultant (1986-1987)
Sam Tedesco .... location manager
Sherry Thorup .... location manager (22 episodes)
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9 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Trudy Catches Sonny's Dumbness Disease, 18 August 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Not every one of these shows was a winner. Some episodes were losers, like this one. There were too many stereotypes in this one: mainly, the investigating cop who always (a la the "Dirty Harry" films) makes the good cops look like criminals because they shot some scumbag. The good guys - in this case, "Trudy" and "Crockett" with Trudy doing the killing - shoot in self defense (as always) but have to take all this abuse from some loudmouth and arrogant Internal Affairs guy. That gets tiresome and is overplayed on this show (and most everywhere else)..

Meanwhile, we have the usual Miami Vice sleaze angle which sometimes is fun; other times insulting as the cops (mainly Crockett, but here Trudy again,) who just has to go to a bar and then sleep with a guy because all that makes her problems go away. Yeah, okay.

We also have the cliché of the boss telling the cop to take time off and the cop (Trudy) telling boss, Capt. Castillo, "No, I am fine, keep me on the job." And - unlike real life - the cop overrules his/her superior.

There is one predictable event after another on this episode, which is soap-opera-like with Trudy (Olivia Brown) and her boyfriend/crook. Crockett goes through these periodically, always falling for some sleazy woman. Here, it's the reverse with Trudy playing Crockett's usual tale of romance vs. business woes.

I expect our friend Don Johnson act stupid; now Olivia Brown is doing the same thing. This was a dumb and annoying episode. Period.

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