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Death and the Lady 

Crockett attempts to prove that a murder in a snuff film was real.


Colin Bucksey


David Black, Anthony Yerkovich (creator)

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Episode cast overview:
Don Johnson ... Detective James Crockett
Philip Michael Thomas ... Detective Ricardo Tubbs
Saundra Santiago ... Detective Gina Calabrese
Olivia Brown ... Detective Trudy Joplin
Edward James Olmos ... Lieutenant Martin Castillo
Paul Guilfoyle ... Milton Glantz
Kelly Lynch ... Lori 'Blondie' Swann
Miguel Ferrer ... District Attorney
Michael David Morrison Michael David Morrison ... Tulane Knox
Penelope Ann Miller ... Jill Ryder
Hal Bennett Hal Bennett ... Hayward
Marc Macaulay ... Brookings
Mark McCracken ... Asch
Gerald Owens ... Coroner's Assistant


Crockett attempts to prove that a murder in a snuff film was real.

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Release Date:

16 October 1987 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Paul Guilfoyle would eventually go on to play Captain Jim Brass on CSI See more »


When driving around near the end, Crockett has his spiked haircut from Season 3. See more »


Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: But then, what the hell do I know?
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The best episode of season 4
11 December 2007 | by dangkoenSee all my reviews

When I first saw this episode on TV a few months back, I thought it was pretty boring. But that was before I saw the other seasons and started to understand the style of the show in terms of storytelling. I came to appreciate the non-violent (action scenes) episodes.

The episode features Sonny realizing a real murder has been committed on a porn film. At first Sonny has doubts, but he begins to realize something more is going on when the director of the film is obviously showing off and getting away with it. This frustrates Crockett and it's becoming very clear as the episode draws to a close.

This episode reminded me much of Manhunter and season 3's "Shadow in the dark". The focus is on a person being obsessed or determined to find the truth. It works well on all levels.

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