Miami Vice: Season 1, Episode 19

The Home Invaders (15 Mar. 1985)

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The squad is assigned to assist Robbery with a string of brutal home invasions. Castillo is concerned the officer in charge - who was Crockett's mentor - is mishandling the investigation ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Ricardo Tubbs (credit only)
Olivia Brown ...
Jack Kehoe ...
Lt. John Malone
Pete Romano
Sgt. Hugh Heraty
Steven Grant ...
Det. Ebersol
Mrs. Abraham 'Murial' Goldman


The squad is assigned to assist Robbery with a string of brutal home invasions. Castillo is concerned the officer in charge - who was Crockett's mentor - is mishandling the investigation and the two clash, leaving Crockett torn between loyalty and a resolved case. Written by

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A rare television foray for maverick director Abel Ferrara. See more »


When Crockett and Castillo start after the lady in the blue corvette it is obvious that their Ferrari has an automatic transmission when Crockett puts it in "Drive." No Ferrari 365 GTS/4 had an automatic transmission. See more »


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Castillo fills in for a vacationing Tubbs to bring down some nasty robbers
24 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The vice squad lends a hand to Lt. John Malone (Jack Kehoe) in Robbery after a rash of violent burglaries hits Miami. These bad guys don't mess around, and their victims are often hospitalized after they're robbed (the producers aren't kidding, either; if you see David Patrick Kelly and Esai Morales playing bad guys, you know these are some vicious dudes). With Tubbs taking a leave in New York, the dynamic duo of Crockett and Castillo jump in the Daytona and hit the mean streets in search of clues. But Castillo and Crockett's former mentor (Kehoe) butt heads, leading Crockett to wonder if his training officer has lost his edge.

It's an odd change in dynamic, as Castillo takes the detective lead, with Crockett playing his sidekick (indeed, Crockett just seems to chauffeur his boss around in the Ferrari). But Castillo is also the only one to make any headway in the case, showing up the other detectives in Robbery. It's a great spotlight on Castillo's skills as a cop, and Olmos plays it with glowering seriousness. There's great acting (almost) all around in this episode, with loads of action, shootouts, suspense and even a car chase with an old lady. Not to mention some all-star Jan Hammer scoring.


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