Miami Vice (1984–1989)
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Child's Play 

Tormented by his shooting a 13-year-old kid, Crockett tries to reconnect with his estranged son while attempting to take down a gun runner.


Vern Gillum


Michael Piller (teleplay), Priscilla Turner (story) | 1 more credit »


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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
Danitra Vance ... Annette McAllister
Ving Rhames ... Walker Monroe
Clayton Barclay Jones Clayton Barclay Jones ... Billy Crockett
Isaac Hayes ... Holiday
Belinda Montgomery ... Caroline Crockett
Parris Buckner Parris Buckner ... Bob Ballard
Robert MacBeth Robert MacBeth ... Olson
Rafael Prieto Rafael Prieto ... Mathias
Jimmy Roger Jimmy Roger ... Leader


Tormented by his shooting a 13-year-old kid, Crockett tries to reconnect with his estranged son while attempting to take down a gun runner.

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Lieutenant Martin Castillo: You pulled the trigger. Now, live with the responsibility. It's gonna scar you, eat you, burn you inside, and it should. But you got work to do that you care about, people are depending on that. You got people who care for you, Sonny, like me. Don't lose yourself. Keep on going.
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Way to go!
5 July 2007 | by TexasRaiderSee all my reviews

I just got done ripping "Honor Among Thieves?" from Season 4, so I thought I would make a positive comment to balance my negative one. This is probably Don Johnson's best piece of acting in this season, maybe the whole series. There were many truly great episodes, "El Viejo", "Shadow in the Dark", "Out Where the Buses Don't Run", "Down for the Count" "Payback", "Definitely Miami", etc. But this one does not get the same buzz, probably because it is carried by the force of the acting, not the shootouts or action fact it is the shooting at the first that sets up the rest of the show. I know the end is a bit weak, where the gun runner dies (his fall is lame, I admit), but the strength of the episode is that it takes what Vice usually dishes out for entertainment, a shootout, turns it on it's head and makes the hero, Crockett, a bad guy for doing the right thing. I think it is one of the top 5 episodes of the whole show - give it a look.

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Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Stereo (Seasons 1-5)| Dolby Digital (5.1 surround) (DVD version)| DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (Blu-ray release)


Color | Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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