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Give a Little, Take a Little 

In court, Crockett refuses to identify an informant and spends more time in jail than the drug dealer he is trying to bust. Gina and Trudy infiltrate a prostitution ring. Gina is placed in ... See full summary »

Director:

Bobby Roth

Writers:

Anthony Yerkovich (created by), Chuck Adamson | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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
John Diehl ... Det. Larry Zito
Olivia Brown ... Detective Trudy Joplin
Edward James Olmos ... Castillo
Burt Young ... Lupo Ramirez
Lenny von Dohlen ... Bob Rickert
Tony Plana ... Cinco
Jacqueline Brookes ... Judge Cohen
Annie O'Neill Annie O'Neill ... Mrs. Rickert
Michael Madsen ... Sally Alvarado
Terry O'Quinn ... Richard Cain
Charlie Barnett Charlie Barnett ... Neville 'Noogie' Lamont
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In court, Crockett refuses to identify an informant and spends more time in jail than the drug dealer he is trying to bust. Gina and Trudy infiltrate a prostitution ring. Gina is placed in a compromising position when they are suspicious that she is not a hooker. Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

First appearance of Tubbs' blue convertible. See more »

Goofs

In the initial chase scene that starts at Alvarado's house his Ford Bronco crosses a grassy median away from Tubbs' Caddy, but in the next cut is back in front of their car shooting back at them. See more »

Quotes

Richard Cain: Sonny, why not make it easier for everybody? You guys are out of your league.
Detective James Crockett: No, we're not gonna make it easy on you, Dick. You're gonna have to do your job.
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Today's A Beginning
Written by Brian Ray
Performed by Jill Colucci & Brian Ray
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A great cast, superb performances and an excellent script make this a memorable episode
10 March 2007 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

"Give a Little, Take a Little" has several familiar faces appearing in it. "Lost"'s Terry O'Quinn plays a slippery lawyer, Michael Madsen plays bad guy Sally Alvarado and "Rocky"'s Burt Young plays the high-level pimp who is making Gina's life uncomfortable. The late Charlie Barnett makes his second appearance as 'Noogie' Lamont.

This is a well scripted, complex tale that is dark and uncompromising. Crockett reveals his sensitive side when he tries to protect a young informant's name from being revealed to the court. Meanwhile Gina finds herself in too deep when undercover as a prostitute.

This is solid, quality viewing.

Tina Turner's "You Better Be Good To Me" provides a memorable track in this episode.

9 out of 10.


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