Miami Vice (1984–1990)
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El Viejo 

Crockett and Tubbs are working on nailing a Bolivian drug dealer. When something goes wrong at the meeting, the Bolivian loses something very important to him and he won't deal until it's ... See full summary »

Director:

Aaron Lipstadt

Writers:

Anthony Yerkovich (creator), Alan Moskowitz
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
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
Edward James Olmos ... Lieutenant Martin Castillo
Willie Nelson ... Jake Pierson
Steve Buscemi ... Rickles
Andrew Castillo ... Paco
Robert Hoelscher Robert Hoelscher ... S.W.A.T. Leader (as Bob Hoelscher)
Anwar Zayden Anwar Zayden ... Mendez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fritz Bronner ... Vince Wilson
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Storyline

Crockett and Tubbs are working on nailing a Bolivian drug dealer. When something goes wrong at the meeting, the Bolivian loses something very important to him and he won't deal until it's returned to him. They discover that an old man who was at the meeting has it. He tries to sell it back but the Bolivian won't agree to that. One of his people tries to get it back but the old man proves to be tough. Crockett and Tubbs offers to act his intermediary but the old man insists on being involved. They later learn that the old man is a Texas Ranger. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the car chase scene Crockett & Tubbs are riding in Crocketts old Ferrari Daytona Spider. See more »

Goofs

When Crockett is telling Tubbs of the great Texas Rangers the first name he says is "Bill McCulloch" there was no "Bill McCulloch". The real name was "Benjamin McCulloch". See more »

Quotes

Detective Stan Switek: Can you tell us where the Royal Hotel is?
Hotel Manager: [jumping rope on the sidewalk] This is it, you're standing on the sun deck, and this here's the health spa.
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Soundtracks

Wanted Dead Or Alive
(uncredited)
Written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora
Performed by Bon Jovi
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Decent episode...but who's doing continuity?
4 August 2007 | by frankenbenzSee all my reviews

Considering Crockett's black Ferrari Daytona was blown to smithereens in episode 2 it's hard to explain how it shows up in this episode. Zito's beard appearing and disappearing from one episode to the next was an issue before, but this one takes the cake.

Another issue that's really getting under my skin are the A-Team like shootouts where the bad guys couldn't shoot straight to save their lives. One of the greatest strengths of Miami Vice was it's realism, but with more and more studio sets and silly shootouts popping up, I'm starting to lose respect for this series as I revisit it for the first time since I was a kid.

All in all, this is decent episode with a great cameo by Willie Nelson.


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