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Miami Vice 

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Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Don Johnson ...  Detective James Crockett 111 episodes, 1984-1990
Philip Michael Thomas ...  Detective Ricardo Tubbs 111 episodes, 1984-1990
Saundra Santiago ...  Detective Gina Calabrese / ... 111 episodes, 1984-1990
Olivia Brown ...  Detective Trudy Joplin / ... 111 episodes, 1984-1990
Michael Talbott ...  Detective Stan Switek 110 episodes, 1984-1990
Edward James Olmos ...  Lieutenant Martin Castillo / ... 106 episodes, 1984-1990
John Diehl ...  Det. Larry Zito 58 episodes, 1984-1988
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Storyline

Stubble-faced detective Crockett lived in a sailboat guarded by his alligator Elvis. His partner Tubbs was a black New York cop looking for his brother's killer. Together they took on the Florida drug world. The show influenced men's fashions toward Italo-casual and interior decor toward the Miami look. Very trendy music and unusual guest performers. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gold Coast See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (111 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Seasons 1-5)| Dolby Digital (5.1 surround) (DVD version)| DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During pre-production, Don Johnson wanted Sonny Crockett to be "more of a cowboy", and suggested "a lot of denim, V-neck sweaters and cowboy boots". He was really unsure how the heavy use of pastel and bright colors would fit his character's macho, no-nonsense persona. Producer Michael Mann and costume designer Jodie Lynn Tillen saw Crockett as more of a beach bum. Johnson relented, and as a result became one of the biggest fashion symbols of the 1980s. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the episode "Calderon's Return, Part 1", a hired assassin, supposedly one of the best in the world, is seen putting on surgical gloves to keep his fingerprints off the gun he is about to use. However, before he puts on the gloves, he moves the gun off of them by touching the gun butt with his fingertips. See more »

Quotes

Street lady at bar: Hey, handsome, why don't you buy me a drink?
Rickles: Because I wasn't born yesterday.
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Crazy Credits

Three episodes of the series have these additional songs playing at the closing credits instead of the show's original theme song: "Calderone's Return": Tina Turner - "What's Love Got to Do With It?"; this song plays over footage of Crockett and Tubbs riding a speedboat, plus flashbacks of Tubbs and Angelina. "Phil the Shill": Phil Collins - "Life is a Rat Race" and "Freefall" (final episode): Terry Kath - "Tell Me"; this song plays over a montage of scenes from the show. See more »

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In The Air Tonight
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7.5 on IMDb?????
2 November 2014 | by j-mparkinSee all my reviews

This really was a seminal show, the atmosphere, camera angles, juxtaposition of music and scenes, drama, action, and especially downbeat endings which were quite unusual and unique at the time, gave the show a unique nihilistic tone. So many stand out episodes and scenes, the acting, especially by Johnson was outstanding, and Oscar worthy IMO. Each Season is quite distinctive in tone, and for me it was always must see television, with extremely high quality production values. This show had plenty of style, but there was plenty of substance, with some of the best writing ever in television series. I own the box set, and have to say, that I rate it right up there with the likes of The Sopranos (9.3 on IMDb). Punchy and Groundbreaking, definitely worth a look. The scenes at night speeding through Miami to a thumping soundtrack are truly breathtaking! Highly Recommended!!


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