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When Irish Eyes Are Crying 

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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Sean Carroon
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Bunny Berrigan
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Richard Cross
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Max Klizer
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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.

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26 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Tubbs and Cross spar over the plot to shoot down an airplane, with Tubbs telling Cross US law enforcement does not do things as they do in England. Cross tells Tubbs to wait until car bombs begin going off in major cities. 15 years later what Cross spoke of came true via use of airplanes and US law enforcement changed. See more »

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About 15 minutes into the episode, when Crockett and Tubbs visit Max Klizer, a boom mic is visible in the bottom right, at times almost heading onto being centre frame. See more »


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The Last Unbroken Heart
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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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