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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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Taglines:

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 | Germany | Paraguay | Uruguay

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,450,470

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,327,090
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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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Trivia

Unlike the TV series, relatively little to no information is given about this universe's Sonny Crockett. In the original series, Sonny Crockett, was an ex-football star who was drafted into the Army, sent to Vietnam and then had a long and noted career in the police force. This version of Crockett merely gives out the fact that he's a decorated officer, but little to no information on his background(football star,soldier, etc.). This could be intentional, however, for not only the modernization of the series, but to differentiate between Colin Farrell's and Don Johnson's Crockett character. See more »

Goofs

Colombia's northernmost peninsula, Guajira is a desert, not the jungle backdrop used to describe the smuggler's airplane. This backdrop would most likely fit the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, where the "Santa Marta Gold" marijuana is produced. See more »

Quotes

Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: [on a shore with Isabella] This was too good to last.
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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 Runaway, a Twist of Fate (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

P Is for Piano
Written by Robert Del Naja, Neil Davidge
Performed by John Murphy
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User Reviews

 
"Miami Vice" is a very exciting film—from start to finish…
21 May 2007 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

Michael Mann presents the city of Miami as attractive, engaging, alluring, sensual and also dangerous…

This is a story about being undercover, and what happens when you go deep undercover, particularly if you're doing an operation in a foreign country, where your badge doesn't count and where you can't have a SWAT team surveilling you, and people are not in contact, you really are out on the edge…

Crockett (Colin Farrell) and Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) have to act, talk and walk like bad guys… They have to convince a mid-level trafficker, the Colombian José Yero (John Ortiz) that they are not cops… So they have to adapt themselves and change themselves to play the role they're trying to play… It's all the impulses in their personality with the volume turned up and the inhibitions turned off…

"Miami Vice" is not about one commodity, cocaine, and one geographical location, Columbia… It's about globalized forms of trafficking… Los Angeles to Port of Prince, to Guajira Peninsula, to Havana and, naturally, to Miami… Crockett and Tubbs had to deal with major narcotics traffickers that act as brilliant businessmen, at the upper echelons of command and control, sitting in luxurious houses, eating the best foods, driving the best cars…

Mann has, wisely, taken the format of the show presenting two cops confronting wealth and power after the death of one informant and the killing of his whole family…

As police drama go, "Miami Vice" does exciting things when Yero jacked one of the two Miami cops' people… The film is impeccable, especially in the last 30 minutes, when the police decided not to initiate until they've got Yero's shooters in their sights…


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