Miami Vice (1984–1989)
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Calderone's Return: Part 1 - The Hit List 

The team moves to protect Crockett and his family from an assassin, hired by Calderone to re-empty the void he left behind.


Richard A. Colla (as Richard Colla)


Anthony Yerkovich (created by), Joel Surnow | 1 more credit »




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
John Diehl ... Det. Larry Zito
Olivia Brown ... Detective Trudy Joplin
Gregory Sierra ... Lt. Lou Rodriguez
Jim Zubiena ... Ludovici Armstrong
Ron Taylor ... Linus Oliver
Belinda Montgomery ... Caroline Crockett
Jim Borrelli Jim Borrelli ... Felix Castranova
Tara King Tara King ... Susan Castronova
Tito Goya Tito Goya ... Carlos Mendez
Raymond Forchion ... Don
Will Knickerbocker Will Knickerbocker ... Fields


The team moves to protect Crockett and his family from an assassin, hired by Calderone to re-empty the void he left behind.

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The hotel identified as the "Desiree Hotel" where Armstrong and Mendez were located after the Castronova hit is actually the Nassau Hotel, which was renovated and upgraded after its appearance on the show and is now called the "Nassau Suite Hotel". See more »


When Tubbs points out Calderone to Trudy in the FBI surveillance photo Zito hands him, he points to the wrong man. Calderone is actually to the left of the man Tubbs identifies. See more »


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User Reviews

A stunning episode - thrills, spills and unexpected twists for the show
2 March 2007 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

"Calderone's Return" starts in an undramatic fashion with a light-hearted pre-titles sequence involving Zito and Switek on surveillance duties. As soon as the theme tune and credits have ended, the show shifts gear and the action begins. When the men that Zito and Switek are assassinated by a professional hit-man, a list turns up with Crockett's name as a future target. Crockett's life is never a simple one - he is faced with the double whammy of a potential divorce or the possibility of a swift death from an assassin's bullet. To make matters worse, it transpires that Calderone himself has requested the hits.

Jan Hammer recognises the need for some first-class music in this episode and we are provided with the first appearance of the excellent "Crockett's Theme". Even the Pointer Sisters are "So Excited" at the ensuing action that unfolds.

Ending on a dramatic freeze frame and the sound of squealing tyres, we are advised that this tale is "To Be Continued".

9 out of 10. A genuinely exciting and emotional episode.

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Release Date:

19 October 1984 (USA) See more »

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