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Miami Vice (2006)

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Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.

Director:

Michael Mann

Writers:

Michael Mann, Anthony Yerkovich (TV series)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Sonny Crockett
Jamie Foxx ... Ricardo Tubbs
Li Gong ... Isabella (as Gong Li)
Naomie Harris ... Trudy Joplin
Ciarán Hinds ... FBI Agent Fujima
Justin Theroux ... Detective Larry Zito
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Castillo
Luis Tosar ... Montoya
John Ortiz ... Jose Yero
Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Gina Calabrese
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Detective Stan Switek
Eddie Marsan ... Nicholas
Isaach De Bankolé ... Neptune (as Isaach De Bankole)
John Hawkes ... Alonzo Stevens
Tom Towles ... Coleman
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Storyline

Ricardo Tubbs is urbane and dead smart. He lives with Bronx-born Intel analyst Trudy, as they work undercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders. Sonny Crockett [to the untrained eye, his presentation may seem unorthodox, but procedurally, he is sound] is charismatic and flirtatious until - while undercover working with the supplier of the South Florida group - he gets romantically entangled with Isabella, the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drugs trafficker. The best undercover identity is oneself with the volume turned up and restraint unplugged. The intensity of the case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge where identity and fabrication become blurred, where cop and player become one - especially for Crockett in his romance with Isabella and for Tubbs in the provocation of an assault on those he loves. Written by achinn

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No Law See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miami Vice See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,723,815, 30 July 2006

Gross USA:

$63,450,470

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$163,794,509
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's edition)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

After the initial test-screening, the running time shrank from 150 minutes to 132 minutes. See more »

Goofs

When Sonny and Isabella are having breakfast in Havana, she tells him her mother was a translator in Angola. Her lips say something else. See more »

Quotes

Nicholas: They are vertically intergrated, they're...
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: You mean they walk around with constant erections?
Nicholas: No, they farm, process, produce, export...
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: I know what it means.
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Crazy Credits

Although there were no opening credits in the theatrical release, the Unrated Director's Cut contains credits over a new sequence that opens the film. Once the credits are done, the film begins in the nightclub scene that opened the theatrical version. See more »

Alternate Versions

The unrated director's cut adds 7 minutes of unseen footage:
  • A 3 minute long boat race with opening credits
  • After the boat race there is a 1 minute scene where Crockett and Tubbs watch Detective Switek negotiate a deal with Neptune.
  • A line of dialogue from Alonzo (when hes driving) where he says "pick up some sh*t" has been removed
  • A line of dialogue where Crockett says "those are some skill sets" when looking at the satellite images of the speed boats has been removed
  • A brief, 30 second, scene where Nicholas calls Yero to set up the deal with Crockett and Tubbs
  • A scene from the theatrical cut when Crockett and Tubbs walk around an outside balcony at their hotel and walk in on Isabella and her men has been deleted. In the unrated cut, they go into their hotel room, they get a phone call, and they go to meet Montoya.
  • 4 minutes of new footage over two scenes: After meeting Montoya, Tubbs calls Trudy to ask if everything is alright. She thanks him for some flowers that were sent to her. Tubbs tells her he didn't send them. After this phone call Tubbs and Trudy are in a diner talking about the flowers and how its part of being undercover.
  • A new shot in the airplane sequence where Tubbs identifies himself as flight zero-zero-zero and Zito in the other plane acknowledges him.
  • A 1 minute scene of Crockett and Isabella on a balcony when they are in Cuba. Isabella tells Crockett that she grew up in this house and how her mother was a surgeon.
  • The song "In the air tonight" performed by Nonpoint now plays leading up to the final shootout
  • When Isabella is coming over for the exchange before the shootout, someone saying "where you going bitch?" has been removed
  • A 1 minute scene after Crockett and Isabella leave the shootout, she hits and punches Crockett while he's driving. The car skids out and he ties her hands up.
  • A brief shot at the safe house when Crockett cut Isabella's hands free
  • The end credits have been shortened (because of the new opening credits) and Nonpoint's "In the air tonight" no longer plays. Now the credits play "One of these mornings" performed by Moby. (The Moby song is the second song during the theatrical credits)
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Connections

Referenced in Spring Breakers (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Jay-Z (as Shawn C. Carter), Kanye West (as Kanye Omari West), Mike Shinoda,
Brad Delson, Chester Bennington (as Chester C. Bennington), Rob Bourdon (as Robert G. Bourdon),
, Phoenix Farrell (as David Farrell), Joseph Hahn
Performed by Jay-Z / Linkin Park
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records / The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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"Miami Vice" 2006
25 July 2006 | by jakelamotta06See all my reviews

Michael Mann's 2006 cinematic update of the 80s-television show "Miami Vice" is gritty, violent, and nothing like the television show it is updating. Opening the movie during an undercover operation, we are introduced to the new Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs. We, the audience, are also introduced to the high-risk crime world these characters are a part of. Mann's picture is very detailed and seems to be more interested in being an undercover police procedural. That is until love connections of the two main characters are developed, trying to make these two characters more human and identifiable (and, in an all-too-calculated fashion make the high-risk world riskier). After the long-winded and uneven set-up arrives the movie's action set pieces, Mann's directoral specialty. But, what makes "Miami Vice" entertaining are its remarkable and impressive visuals. Michael Mann and cinematographer Dion Beebe, again, use the HD-digital camera and create a visual feast for the eyes (Some images making the movie seem better than it actually is). The beauty of exotic locales, a plane in flight, a boat traveling in the water, even the characters on top of building among the city's skyline are all gorgeously shot. Ultimately, it all adds up to an okay movie. Not close to the greatness Mann achieved in "Heat" or "Collateral". But, let's just say, its what "Bad Boys 2" (not a Mann picture) should have aspired to be.


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