A scientist who has created a super helicopter has defected to Libya and taken the machine with him. A secretive government agency hires an ex-Vietnam War pilot to go to Libya, steal the chopper and bring it back.
Donald P. Bellisario
Stubble-faced detective Crockett lived in a sailboat guarded by his alligator Elvis. His partner Tubbs was a black New York cop looking for his brother's killer. Together they took on the Florida drug world. The show influenced men's fashions toward Italo-casual and interior decor toward the Miami look. Very trendy music and unusual guest performers. Written by
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NBC originally wanted to spin off the characters of Officers Renko (a white cop raised in the South) and Hill (a black cop raised in the East) from Hill Street Blues (1981) into their own show, but decided not to when it was discovered that they were two of the most popular characters with viewers of the show. However, network executives liked the idea, and eventually it was incoporated into the characters of Sonny Crockett (white cop raised in the South) and Ricardo Tubbs (black cop raised in the East) on this show. See more »
In numerous episodes, the primary characters are involved in career-ending shootings and yet none are terminated as police officers, nor prosecuted for the offense. Some killings are clearly intentional murders, yet the detectives continue in their roles as if nothing happened. See more »
You just got to learn to go with the heat, Rico. It's just like life. You just gotta keep telling yourself, no matter how hot it gets, sooner or later there's a cool breeze coming in.
Det. Ricardo Tubbs:
Should I write that down?
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Three episodes of the series have these additional songs playing at the closing credits instead of the show's original theme song: "Calderone's Return": Tina Turner - "What's Love Got to Do With It?"; this song plays over footage of Crockett and Tubbs riding a speedboat, plus flashbacks of Tubbs and Angelina. "Phil the Shill": Phil Collins - "Life is a Rat Race" and "Freefall" (final episode): Terry Kath - "Tell Me"; this song plays over a montage of scenes from the show. See more »
I won't bore you with what I think are the best episodes, but season 2
was where I started watching it originally as a kid and I've revisited
the show again on DVD just recently some 25 years later
The things that strike me now are that Don Johnson is a damn fine
actor, Jan Hammers music was and is awesome, and the show had a
noticeable upturn in production values from around about 'Yankee
Dollar' onward - from that moment we have real on-set undubbed
dialogue, proper location ambiences, camera shots onboard speed boats.
It really does get awesome from here. I just watched the episode and
You can tell that Mann is primed and ready to get into film work at
this point and really had honed his skills as a Producer
All I can tell you is if you've never seen it, watch the show. It has
Edward James Olmos who went on to star in my other favourite TV show of
all-time 'Battlestar Galactica'. Don Johnson who really should be
recognized for his acting talents imho and some of the coolest music
you will ever hear in a TV show in Season 2. I'm definitely not talking
about the pop music btw, but the Jan Hammer tracks - if you like
vintage retro synths you will absolutely love it
While some of the fashion styles might seem silly now, interestingly
Miami Vice had a huge influence on popular culture and fashion during
the 80's rather than vice versa. I still think Sonny and Crocket look
slick most of the time, but some of the extras do look like aliens from
outer space, and the shorts are Bjorn Borg short!!! The 80's were a
pretty crazy decade
Great show. Brings back a lot of memories seeing it again, and very
satisfying that Michael Mann went on to become one of the best movie
Directors of all time with films like 'Manhunter' and 'Heat'
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