Miami Vice cop Sonny Crockett is working undercover to get a Columbian drug lord. When he tries to bust a man who is apparently in business with the Columbian he discovers that the man is New York cop who is also after the Columbian. They both agree to work together but the New York cop is keeping something from him. While the New York cop suspects that someone on Crockett's team might be on the take.Written by
Larry Wilcox decided to audition for the role of Detective James 'Sonny' Crockett to keep his career active. This was after he was dropped from the CHiPs (1977) TV series and it was canceled in 1983. Larry Wilcox and Don Johnson were the last two finalists and the producers of Miami Vice (1984) had difficulties choosing between them. Unfortunately for Larry Wilcox, the producers decided against him because they felt going from one cop role to another would not be a good fit for a new TV show; after they revealed he played police officer roles in previous TV shows. As a result, Don Johnson was chosen for the role of Detective James 'Sonny' Crockett. See more »
When Crockett and Tubbs commandeer the speedboat at the marina, as the boat is leaving, you can see the silhouettes of the film crew on the side of the boat. See more »
If we're lucky, we get to witness a game changing moment in popular culture. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. May 25th, 1977. The debut of MTV. Another one of those moments was September 16th, 1984. That was when Miami Vice debuted on NBC. With a blend of exceedingly high production values and MTV-era attitude, it not only became an instant hit, it forever changed the face of prime time TV.
The pilot movie "Brother's Keeper" is a slam-bang opener, perfectly setting up the characters and the premise and wrapping it up in a package that was light years ahead of anyone else at the time. For a show that was fueled so strongly by the zeitgeist of that moment in time, this first episode holds up exceptionally well 30+ years later.
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