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Miami Vice

Duration:
48 min | USA:60 min (including commercials) (111 episodes)
Genres:
Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
IMDB rate:
7.5
Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 29 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Filming Locations: Gold Coast Shipping Building, 615 SW 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Dan Hedaya
Dan Hedaya
Miami Vice
John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
Miami Vice
Martin Ferrero
Martin Ferrero
Miami Vice
Don Johnson
Detective James Crockett
Philip Michael Thomas
Detective Ricardo Tubbs
Saundra Santiago
Detective Gina Calabrese
Olivia Brown
Detective Trudy Joplin
Michael Talbott
Detective Stan Switek
Edward James Olmos
Lieutenant Martin Castillo
John Diehl
Det. Larry Zito
Did you know?
Trivia
Crockett's Ferrari Daytona was actually a modified Corvette. Ferrari executives were so upset that this ersatz Ferrari was gaining such popularity that they offered to provide the series with their new flagship car, the Testarossa.
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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.
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Miami tourism officials credit the series for transforming the impression of the city from a retirement community to a fun and exciting place for young people to visit.
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Goofs
In the beginning of the episode "Calderon's Return, Part 1", a hired assassin, supposedly one of the best in the world, is seen putting on surgical gloves to keep his fingerprints off the gun he is about to use. However, before he puts on the gloves, he moves the gun off of them by touching the gun butt with his fingertips.
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Quotes
Sonny Crockett: 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.
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Izzy Moreno: In this life the low road sometimes takes you a more interesting route.
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Sonny Crockett: You know what I like about you, Rickles? Not a damn thing - backstroke.
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Faq
Q
What was Martin Castillo's background before he became a vice cop?
A
He worked for the DEA for many years as an undercover agent in southeast asia. In the season 1, two part episode, The Golden Triangle, Castillo tells Tubbs how he once was stationed in the mountain range in between Burma (now Myanmar) and Thailand for three years. Tubbs says, "three years, that's a long time." To which his boss replies, "its a lifetime." And in the season 3 episode, The Savage , there's a detailed flashback to Castillo's past as an agent once stationed in southeast asia during the Vietnam war in the early 1970's. He was investigating the murders of several local prostitutes with the help of a local police investigator name of Tran. Who came to Miami in the present searching for the same serial killer from the past. It seems that Martin Castillo certainly has had a ton of on the job experience as both an investigator and drug enforcement agent. He's an old school by the book cop who's been there, done that.
Q
What happened at the end of the series?
A
At the end of two-parter 'Freefall/World of Trouble' we see Crockett and Tubbs resign from the police force, Tubbs planning to head back to New York to be a Private Investigator and Crockett saying that he's going to just keep heading south in Florida and see what happens (it's possible that he's actually rich, his dead wife presumably having left him her earnings from pop stardom). As Crockett drives Tubbs to the airport he asks him has he ever considered a career in southern law enforcement just as he does in the pilot. It seems that the series is at an end but there are then three more episodes after that. It's possible that they actually changed their minds and decided to go back to work for Metro Dade Police again.
Q
Was Don Johnson the first actor cast to play Sonny Crockett?
A
No, in fact in 1984 prior to casting the pivotal roles of Crockett and Tubbs then NBC entertainment chief Brandon Tartikoff had considered former Chips actor Larry Wilcox for the co lead. One reason was that there was a shortage of leading men in the mid-30's age group and that Wilcox had been a cop on the previous television series. However executive producer Michael Mann and creator/writer Anthony Yerkovich had remembered Don Johnson from four failed pilots and had him audition with Philip Michael Thomas for the lead roles. Therefore Wilcox was out and Johnson and Thomas displayed strong on camera chemistry so were then cast as the leads and the rest became prime time television history.
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Robert Beltran Dan Hedaya John Leguizamo Elizabeth Berridge Meg Foster Viggo Mortensen Oliver Platt Dean Stockwell
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