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Baseballs of Death 

Crockett and Tubbs are investigating the murders of prostitutes which appears to be the work of a sadist. They discover that the killer is a Chilean police official. They try to arrest him ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Duke

Writers:

Peter Lance, Anthony Yerkovich (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Don Johnson ... Detective James Crockett
Philip Michael Thomas ... Detective Ricardo Tubbs
Saundra Santiago ... Detective Gina Calabrese
Michael Talbott ... Detective Stan Switek
Olivia Brown ... Detective Trudy Joplin
Edward James Olmos ... Lieutenant Martin Castillo
Tony Plana ... Ernesto Guerrero
Mark Metcalf ... Agent Brody
Oliver Platt ... Speed Stiles
Lisa Marie ... Cinder
Michael Des Barres ... Shane Dubois
Frank A. DeVito III Frank A. DeVito III ... Fuel Jockey
Karina Etcheverry ... Translator
Steve Geng Steve Geng ... Schecter
Duane Hutson Jr. Duane Hutson Jr. ... Detective
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Crockett and Tubbs are investigating the murders of prostitutes which appears to be the work of a sadist. They discover that the killer is a Chilean police official. They try to arrest him but someone from the government gets him out. It's obvious that the government man and the Chilean have something going on. So they try to find out what it is. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1988 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At Trudy's desk, you can see a sign saying "Big Booty Trudy". See more »

Goofs

Shaney (the blackmailer) is shown taking photos from a motel window which is shown being bathed by the lights of a blinking neon sign. However, when the photo s are shown being taken there's no neon flash shown in the camera's field of vision as there should be. See more »

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Twenty Killer Hurtz
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Performed by Gene Loves Jezebel
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Has it where it counts
23 July 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

With a name like 'Baseballs of Death' (silly though it is), one can't be blamed for assuming this'd be about, y'know, baseball. I mean, look at hos many other sports have already been used on the show: jai alai, basketball, grand prix, football.

Turns out it's a euphemism for cluster bombs, and this is another tale of gunrunning to third-world conflicts. It plays out according to Miami Vice formula; the team (all of them, not just Crockett and Tubbs)happen on a no-good Chilean with DEA ties and run down all leads until the big chase scene. But it moves, and proves an engaging episode.

For a wildly uneven season, this is terra firma.

7/10


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