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Miami Vice (2006)

Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.

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Cast

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FBI Agent Fujima
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Neptune (as Isaach De Bankole)
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Alonzo Stevens
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Coleman
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Storyline

Ricardo Tubbs is urbane and dead smart. He lives with Bronx-born Intel analyst Trudy, as they work undercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders. Sonny Crockett [to the untrained eye, his presentation may seem unorthodox, but procedurally, he is sound] is charismatic and flirtatious until - while undercover working with the supplier of the South Florida group - he gets romantically entangled with Isabella, the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drugs trafficker. The best undercover identity is oneself with the volume turned up and restraint unplugged. The intensity of the case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge where identity and fabrication become blurred, where cop and player become one - especially for Crockett in his romance with Isabella and for Tubbs in the provocation of an assault on those he loves. Written by achinn

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 July 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corrupción en Miami  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,723,815, 30 July 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,450,470

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,327,090
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The false background for Sonny Burnett shows his birthday is 09/16/62, 5'8", 147 lbs (actor Colin Farrell is actually 5'11"). See more »

Goofs

When Sonny takes down the Aryan guard outside of the trailer, his rifle is clearly a rubber prop, as it is clearly bent while he is choking the guard and wobbles when he stands back up. See more »

Quotes

Det. Ricardo Tubbs: So what's going on?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: As in?
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: As in there is undercover and then there is "Which way is up?".
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: What? Do you think I'm in so deep I forgot?
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: [Tubbs and Crockett look at each other closely] I will never doubt you.
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Crazy Credits

Although there were no opening credits in the theatrical release, the Unrated Director's Cut contains credits over a new sequence that opens the film. Once the credits are done, the film begins in the nightclub scene that opened the theatrical version. See more »


Soundtracks

Ready For Love
Written by Blue Miller, India Arie
Performed by India Arie
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Really took me by surprise.
8 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Wow, what a surprisingly impressive work. It is a completely visceral and unbelievably engaging piece that I couldn't bear to turn my eyes away throughout the entire duration. No action/crime drama can possibly compare to this one in terms of it's brutal and unflinching realism. Everything is portrayed so beautifully and authentically that I couldn't help but be overwhelmingly impressed. A lot of this realism comes from camera-work that Mann uses which is some of the best of the decade. I can't see how someone would call it a flaw or less than sensational in any way. Even the gunshots and wounds increase the immense realism of the picture.

Mann never lets up on his quest for the most authentic work, and it certainly shows in this. I hear a lot of people complain about the story being too complicated, but I didn't find it to be this way at all. Yes, it is very intricate and detailed but if you pay strict attention than it is quite easy to be completely up to date on everything that is happening. The performances are all fantastic and no one fails to impress, though Farrell's accent felt really out of place from time to time. Overall it was a film that I found to be incredibly engaging and beautifully done. The soundtrack added to the complete experience that it came to be, and really made the film feel slick and wonderfully stylish. I loved it. Easily one of the best of 2006.


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