Miami Vice (1984–1990)
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Crockett and Tubbs along with a couple of other cops were about to make a bust but instead are ambushed and one of the cops is killed. It seems that this was not the first time this ... See full summary »

Director:

Gabrielle Beaumont

Writers:

Anthony Yerkovich (creator), Jonathan Polanski (teleplay) (as Jonathan Polansky) | 1 more credit »
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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
Olivia Brown ... Detective Trudy Joplin
Edward James Olmos ... Lieutenant Martin Castillo
Scott Plank ... Detective Glen McIntyre
Viggo Mortensen ... Detective Eddie Trumbull
Annette Bening ... Vicky
Michael O'Gorman Michael O'Gorman ... Onofrio Avila
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Detective Bobby Diaz
Marc Brumer ... Bodyguard #1
Dick Callinan Dick Callinan ... D.E.A. Agent Ayres (as Rick Callinan)
Geoffrey Gill Geoffrey Gill ... Asst. D.A. Kaplan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Cutts Kevin Cutts ... Bartender
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Storyline

Crockett and Tubbs along with a couple of other cops were about to make a bust but instead are ambushed and one of the cops is killed. It seems that this was not the first time this happened. It's evident that someone on the inside is giving dealers info on busts. Tubbs then loses it. Later he is approached by a cop who wants him to work with him. The partner of the cop who was killed is determined to find out what happened. And when he sees Tubbs with the cop, he follows him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami Beach, Florida, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

TV acting debut of the late Scott Plank (1958-2002). See more »

Goofs

Diaz calls Crockett and tells him he is a mile past Kendall on the intercoastal. Kendall is inland southwest of Miami and does not border the intercoastal waterway. See more »

Quotes

Det. Ricardo Tubbs: I WANT MY DAMN MONEY, AND I WANT IT NOW!
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Soundtracks

Money Talks
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Written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson
Performed by The Alan Parsons Project
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Tubbs goes nuts - one of my favourites!
21 February 2010 | by heisenberg83See all my reviews

This is in my top 10 Miami Vice episodes. Don't read anything about it before you watch it as it has some major surprises in it.

I'm surprised nobody has turned this into a big budget thriller - the plot is so clever and exciting.

If I was going to show an episode of MV to a newbie, this might be the one I pick - it has the Miami flavour throughout, and a tough exciting storyline.

Look out for a young Viggo Mortensen (pre-Lord of the Rings) at the opening scene.

Tubbs-centric episode - one of the best. Lots of red sky and sunny shots of Miami.


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