Miami Vice: Season 3, Episode 1

When Irish Eyes Are Crying (26 Sep. 1986)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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Gina falls for an Irish pacifist who believes there is no point fighting fire with fire anymore - or so she thinks.


(as Mario Di Leo)


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Episode cast overview:
Olivia Brown ...
Sean Carroon
Bunny Berrigan
Richard Cross
Max Klizer
Eddie Kaye
Matt Ford ...
Barry Grayson ...
Father Gaffney


Gina falls for an Irish pacifist who believes there is no point fighting fire with fire anymore - or so she thinks.

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26 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


This is the episode where the "Ferrari Daytona" is blown up. Crockett gets an actual Ferrari Testarossa in a subsequent episode. See more »


When it is learned the suspect is in the parking garage, Crockett and Tubbs take the car to get there instead of the helicopter that was at their location. See more »


The Last Unbroken Heart
Written by Bill Champlin
Performed by Patti LaBelle and Bill Champlin
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And so the third, darker, season of "Miami Vice" begins...
11 April 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

"When Irish Eyes Are Crying" is a strong opening to the third season of "Miami Vice". Starring a baby faced Liam Neeson, this tale never sat comfortably with me in the '80s as it attempts to cover the subject of the IRA. Such a difficult and complex topic doesn't really fit the "Miami Vice" format and some lines are awkward and contrived. Tubbs is sporting spectacles, perhaps to add an element of pseudo- intellectualism to the proceedings.

Despite these reservations, it's not a bad episode and it has some unforgettable scenes, particularly Crockett's visit to an arms dealer. There are times when it may not be a good idea to question the quality of a dealer's wares...

Gina, played by Saundra Santiago, has never looked better. She radiates a natural beauty here and delivers a solid performance.

This season has a harder edge than the previous two and uses a more sombre colour palette. On the fashion side, Crockett starts to roll up his sleeves. Gone are the pastel colours, replaced with a darker wardrobe.

8 out of 10. This episode contains music from Lennon, The Pogues and Patti LaBelle and Bill Champlin.

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