Miami Vice Season 04 Episode 20 :: A Bullet for Crockett I just finished binge watching all 5 seasons of Miami Vice. WHAT A SHOW. No idea what I've been .
Hello, it looks like we haven't had this thread as such... if we did, apologies... But can you name your all-time top five scenes from the series? Here are mine (it was actually much harder than I thought to single out my top five favorite scenes out of all those countless great moments ): Number 5: The ending of Out Where The Buses Don't Run. Great conclusion to a spooky episode, and what's not to love about "Brothers In Arms"...
Number 4: The Home Invaders, where they are poring over the case files late at night at the office. Absolutely genius and one of the best uses ever of Jan Hammer's music. Number 3: Bushido, where Castillo recognizes Jack Gretsky on the surveillance tape. Miami Noir at its finest.
Number 2: Golden Triangle Pt II, Castillo and Lao Li together in the limousine. Even finer example of Miami Noir. And I love the vintage Mercedes 600 Number 1: Lombard, the scene between Lombard and Crockett on the boat. My all-time favorite episode to begin with, but this scene captures its essence. Honorable mention: Down for the Count Pt I, Switek finding Zito in the locker room.
Intense scene, and as such, a worthy farewell to Larry. Edited October 24, 2017 by Daytona74 Those are all awesome choices man. It's hard to think of the all time 5 so I'll put scenes that are memorable. 5. The end of "Milk Run" when one of the kids gets shot down at the airport in slow-mo.
That end shot of Crockett sitting on the floor covered in blood with the slow version of Jan Hammer's "Rain" playing. Those feels man. 4. The end of No Exit with Phil Collins "I don't care anymore", reminded me of the ship yard shoot out at the end of 2006 movie (but in a good way) 3. The end of "Bought and Paid for" when Gina finds out about Odette's suicide.
Ok here goes. 1. Little Miss Dangerous - Rico and Jackie talk in the safe house when she says, "I was just a physical substitute." (of course) 2. Viking Bikers from Hell - The teaser's night motorcycle scene when Reb returns from prison. 3. Out Where the Busses Don't Run - The outdoor scene where Sonny calms Hank down and then they drive in the convertible. 4. Tale of the Goat - Voodoo Party and Rico gets drugged. 5. Lend Me An Ear - Duddy, sweeps Dykstra's House on the stairs to music. 1. Crockett convinces Robbie to do the right thing.
2. Crockett convinces Robbie to do the right thing. 3. Crockett convinces Robbie to do the right thing. 4. Crockett convinces Robbie to do the right thing. 5. Crockett convinces Robbie to do the right thing. honorable mention: Crockett convinces Robbie to do the right thing. Edited October 25, 2017 by Dadrian Not sure if this is my all-time top 5, just what I could come up with off the top of my head.
I'm currently in my Vice off-season, starting again on the 1st of December, the first day of summer. 5. Out Where the Buses Don't Run - Brother in Arms Scene 4. Crockett convinces Robbie to do the right ring 3. Crockett and cousin Jack in the alley 2. In The Air Tonight 1. Evan - The powerful scene at night at the gas station with Tubbs. Eh I don't know. Honourable mentions - Two scenes in Bought and Paid For, the car chase at the beginning, and the nightclub scene including when Odette's mother arrives at the airport.
I love those, and that episode. Forgot about the In The Air Tonight driving scene, gotta be in my top 5. How could I forget that? yeah... One scene I also keep coming back to is where Castranova gets whacked by Armstrong at the beginning of "Hit List". I'm not a gun expert, but you can appreciate that a lightning fast "double tap" like that takes an amount of skill to do in front of a camera that just goes far beyond usual weapons training for actors.
Rumor has it that that actual scene was used in law enforcement training for a number of years, because it was just such a perfect illustration. EDIT: I just noticed something... Armstrong lifts the shotgun in the passenger seat slightly by its grip with his bare hand, right before he slips on his latex gloves. Shouldn't that have left fingerprints on the shotgun? Am I missing something, or wouldn't that be kind of a rookie mistake? Edited October 25, 2017 by Daytona74 Agree, that's a great scene and touching the shotgun could be a mistake.
Jim Zubiena could hardly be considered a rookie when it comes to guns. He is one of the top marksmen in the United States. He has won several prestigious titles in shooting competitions and is considered as one of the most qualified specialists on the .45 ACP Pistol. His abilities impressed so much the writer & director Michael Mann, that he decided to give him his first break as an actor in Miami Vice and in Manhunter (in which he also served as weapon handler).
He is also known for his work on Band of the Hand (1986) and Long Road Home (1991). That actual scene attracted the attention of the gun enthusiast and law enforcement communities and was really used in law enforcement training for a number of years. He is a really nice guy and is a friend of Vice fans. I exchanged several emails with him. He said that it was just an ordinary M1911 type .45 in the scene. Oh and he is also a Country and Western singer. For a lot more info about Jim check out: Edited October 25, 2017 by miamijimf That's why I'm saying...
Zubiena is a pro, and Michael Mann was a perfectionist with just about all things visual on the show. Michael Mann didn't do anything by accident.
So why let a top-notch international hitman commit a mistake like that? Then again, when you really think about it, there would have been his fingerprints all over the car either way... he should have just worn a pair of chauffeur's gloves throughout the scene... Edited October 25, 2017 by Daytona74 So many great scenes already mentioned!
Mine are about the same as most others already listed. Some of my favorites but they might change from time to time: 1. Ending of Out Where the Buses Don't Run 2. Crockett walking back into OCB HQ in Redemption in Blood to the song, Don't Give Up. 3. Opening scene of Yankee Dollar with Par Avion playing.
4. In the Air Tonight driving scene 5. The scene where Castillo and Jack Gretsky meet after so many years yeah... One scene I also keep coming back to is where Castranova gets whacked by Armstrong at the beginning of "Hit List". I'm not a gun expert, but you can appreciate that a lightning fast "double tap" like that takes an amount of skill to do in front of a camera that just goes far beyond usual weapons training for actors.
Rumor has it that that actual scene was used in law enforcement training for a number of years, because it was just such a perfect illustration. EDIT: I just noticed something... Armstrong lifts the shotgun in the passenger seat slightly by its grip with his bare hand, right before he slips on his latex gloves. Shouldn't that have left fingerprints on the shotgun? Am I missing something, or wouldn't that be kind of a rookie mistake?
The guy who played Armstrong was a trained firearms expert . I read someplace that he taught his craft to mercenaries and military personnel . One from each season. 1. The In The Air Tonight scene from Brother's Keeper. 2. The ending of Little Miss Dangerous.
3. The Blood and Roses montage from The Savage. 4. The ending of Deliver Us From Evil. 5. Crockett and Tubbs' confrontation with Baker towards the end of Freefall. So many more but I can't think this morning. Edited January 16 by Remington Tough topic for me to decide beyond my top two. 3-5 could have been several scenes, I just picked 3 that I really like. 1. The scene from Prodigal Son where Crockett and Tubbs finally meet and have their discussion with the villainous Wall St banker, JJ Johnston.
(my favorite scene in the entire series and very well written). 2. The ending of Definitely Miami with Godley & Cremes "Cry" playing. 3. In the Air Tonight driving scene from pilot episode. 4. The scene from Payback when C&T meet Fuente on his yacht, culminating in a shootout and eventual making Fuente jump out of their boat and speeding away.
5. The shootout in Prodigal Son that begins in the apt where they find Penns character shot in the head and spills out into the broad daylight NYC street. Not sure if this is my all-time top 5, just what I could come up with off the top of my head.
I'm currently in my Vice off-season, starting again on the 1st of December, the first day of summer. Oh, you Australian weirdos with your backwards seasons and counter-clockwise flushing toilets.
============================================= I'm not going to be creative or edgy. These are the Top 5 most impactful and memorable scenes in my opinion. 5. Yankee Dollar - opening scene - Besides the beautiful "Par Avion", the most impressive thing about this scene is its range. It smoothly transitions from low-key office banter to the blissful drive and then to the shock and horror of her death.
4. Evan - opening scene - There's nothing meaningful about this scene. It's just pure gratuitous Viceness. "Rhythm of the Heat" dominates the scene. It's no surprise it fits so well on Vice, since Peter Gabriel used the same Fairlight CMI synth as Jan Hammer.
3. Out Where the Buses Don't Run - final scene - There's a dreamy quality to the driving shots, underscoring how during the whole episode Sonny was never quite sure what was real. 2. Definitely Miami - pool scene - Same as the "Evan" scene, this is deliciously gratuitous.
It is the most sensual scene I've ever seen on TV. I can understand if female Vice fans aren't quite as enamored with it as us guys. 1. Brother's Keeper - "In the Air Tonight" - Yes, the scene is cliche by now and the song has been beaten to death on the radio, but that's for a good reason: this was the defining moment of the entire series.
"I need to know something, Caroline. The way we used to be together. I don't mean lately, but before. It was real, wasn't it?" "You bet it was." Edited January 23 by airtommy Four of my Five all-time favorite scenes comes from ( Brother's Keeper). #1 - Sonny's confrontation with Wheeler as the leak. I trusted you!!!
I TRUSTED YOU!! So, so gripping. Which leads to the fantastic segway to.. #2 - In the Air Tonight scene, and the way they brilliantly filmed the Daytona Spyder. #3 - Tubbs slowly walking across the dance floor to Calderone. Will Tubbs kill him? No, he only shakes his hand. Hospitable gesture. So, so tense! #4 - Crockett entering the diner to tell Maria the dreadful news that her husband is dead, holding her up from collapsing with his eyes.
#5 - ( Evan) Crockett and Tubbs in the shipyard, walking away from Guzman and Evan in slow-motion, while Peter Gabriel's Biko plays. Edited January 23 by ComplimentsofMrCalderone Honourable mentions - Two scenes in Bought and Paid For, the car chase at the beginning, and the nightclub scene including when Odette's mother arrives at the airport.
I love those, and that episode. I love that episode too! One of my top favorites and the favorite with Gina. Edit: Found that clip on daily motion with many other great scenes as well somebody made. 4. The scene from Payback when C&T meet Fuente on his yacht, culminating in a shootout and eventual making Fuente jump out of their boat and speeding away. Just watched this again yesterday...Frank Zappa always makes laugh in that scene: "l found out that Burn-ett and Crock-ett are the same guy a biting taunt, issued by just pronouncing Crockett's name slightly different.
Edited January 24 by daytona365 Just watched this again yesterday...Frank Zappa always makes laugh in that scene: "l found out that Burn-ett and Crock-ett are the same guy a biting taunt, issued by just pronouncing Crockett's name slightly different.
Only he accentuates the the wrong syllables for parallelism. He says “Burn” in the former, and “ett” in the latter, when it should have been “Crock” in the latter. Maybe I’m losin’ it.
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‹ The is being . › Miami Vice is an American television series created by and executive produced by for . The series starred as and as , two detectives working undercover in . The series ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The began airing reruns in 1988, and broadcast an originally unaired episode during its syndication run of the series on January 25, 1990.
Miami Vice • • • • • Created by Starring (seasons 1-3) (first four episodes) (remainder of series) Theme music composer Opening theme Ending theme Miami Vice Theme Composer(s) (S1–4) (S5) Country of origin United States Original language(s) English No. of seasons 5 No. of episodes 112 () Production Executive producer(s) (exec: S1) George Geiger (Co-exec: S4) (Co-exec: S4) Robert Ward (Co-exec: S5) Richard Brams (Co-exec: S5) Producer(s) (S1–2) Richard Brams (Co-prod: S1–2) Dick Wolf (Co-prod: S3) Running time 48 minutes, plus three 96-minute episodes (excluding commercials) Production company(s) Michael Mann Productions Distributor Release Original network Picture format Audio format (seasons 1–5) (DVD) (Blu-ray Disc) Original release September 16, 1984 ( 1984-09-16) – January 25, 1990 ( 1990-01-25) External links Unlike standard , the show drew heavily upon 1980s culture and music.
The show became noted for its integration of music and visual effects. It has been called one of the "Top 50 TV Shows". magazine stated that Miami Vice was the "first show to look really new and different since color TV was invented". Michael Mann directed a of the series, which was released July 28, 2006.
and are working on a TV series reboot that could be part of the NBC 2018–19 TV season. Legend has it that the head of NBC's Entertainment Division, , wrote a brainstorming memo that simply read "MTV cops", and later presented it to series creator , formerly a writer and producer for . Yerkovich, however, indicates that he devised the concept after learning about statutes that allowed law enforcement agencies to confiscate the property of drug dealers for official use.
The initial idea was for a movie about a pair of in Miami. Yerkovich then turned out a script for a two-hour pilot, titled Gold Coast, but later renamed Miami Vice.
Yerkovich was immediately drawn to South Florida as a setting for his new-style police show. In keeping with the show's namesake, most episodes focused on combating drug trafficking and prostitution. Episodes often ended in an intense gun battle, claiming the lives of several criminals before they could be apprehended.
An undercurrent of cynicism and futility underlies the entire series. The detectives repeatedly reference the "" nature of drug interdiction, with its parade of drug cartels quickly replacing those that are apprehended.
Co-executive producer Yerkovich explained: Even when I was on , I was collecting information on Miami, I thought of it as a sort of a modern-day American Casablanca. It seemed to be an interesting socio-economic tide pool: the incredible number of refugees from Central America and Cuba, the already extensive Cuban-American community, and on top of all that the drug trade.
There is a fascinating amount of service industries that revolve around the drug trade--money laundering, bail bondsmen, attorneys who service drug smugglers.
Miami has become a sort of of free enterprise gone berserk. The choice of music and borrowed heavily from the emerging culture of the 1980s. As such, segments of Miami Vice would sometimes use music-based stanzas, a technique later featured in . As , one of the show's directors, remarked, "The show is written for an MTV audience, which is more interested in images, emotions and energy than plot and character and words." These elements made the series into an instant hit, and in its first season saw an unprecedented fifteen nominations.
While the first few episodes contained elements of a standard , the producers soon abandoned them in favor of a more distinctive style. Influenced by an revival, no "" were allowed to be used in the production by executive producer . A director of Miami Vice, , recalled: There are certain colors you are not allowed to shoot, such as red and brown. If the script says 'A Mercedes pulls up here,' the car people will show you three or four different Mercedes.
One will be white, one will be black, one will be silver. You will not get a red or brown one. Michael knows how things are going to look on camera. Miami Vice was one of the first American network television programs to be broadcast in stereophonic sound.
It was mixed in for its entire run. Casting and were considered for the role of Sonny Crockett, but since it was not lucrative for film stars to venture into television at the time, other candidates were considered. was also considered for the role, but he turned down the offer. , of , was also a candidate for the role of Crockett, but the producers felt that going from one police officer role to another would not be a good fit.
After dozens of candidates and a twice-delayed pilot shooting, and were chosen as the vice cops. For Johnson, who was by then 34 years old, NBC had particular doubts about the several earlier unsuccessful pilots in which he had starred.
After two seasons, Johnson threatened to walk from the series as part of a highly publicized contract dispute. The network was ready to replace him with , who had recently departed , but the network and Johnson were able to resolve their differences and he continued with the series until its end.
played Eddie Rivera, Crockett's partner in the pilot episode. Locations Before production started, the idea was to do all or most of the exterior filming in Los Angeles, and pass it off to viewers as urban Miami—an approach put into practice two decades later during the filming of .
But instead, nearly all filming, both exterior and interior, was done in Miami and Florida. Many episodes of Miami Vice were filmed in the section of , an area which, at the time, was blighted by poverty and crime, with its demographic so deteriorated that there "simply weren't many people on the street.
Ocean Drive's hotels were filled with elderly, mostly Jewish retirees, many of them frail, subsisting on meager Social Security payments. [...] They were filming all over Miami Beach. [...] They could film in the middle of the street. There was literally nobody there. There were no cars parked in the street". In early episodes in particular, local elderly residents were frequently cast as extras.
Some street corners of South Beach were so run down that the production crew actually decided to repaint the exterior walls of some buildings before filming. The crew went to great lengths to find the correct settings and props. Bobby Roth recalled, "I found this house that was really perfect, but the color was sort of beige. The art department instantly painted the house gray for me. Even on feature films people try to deliver what is necessary but no more. At Miami Vice they start with what's necessary and go beyond it." Miami Vice is to some degree credited with causing a wave of support for the preservation of Miami's famous architecture in the mid-1980s to early 1990s; and quite a few of those buildings, among them many beachfront hotels, have been renovated since filming, making that part of South Beach one of 's most popular places for tourists and celebrities.
Other places commonly filmed in the series included scenes around and counties. [ ] Interior scenes were initially supposed to be filmed at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, but to simplify cross-country logistics, the decision was made to use the facilities of Greenwich Studios in instead, and only carry out post-production in L.A.
In a few scenes particularly in earlier episodes, Greenwich Studios' rear loading dock is repeatedly portrayed as the back room of the Gold Coast Shipping building, where the offices of the vice squad are located.
Music See also: Miami Vice is noted for its innovative use of stereo broadcast music, particularly countless pop and rock hits of the 1980s and the distinctive, synthesized instrumental music of .
While other television shows used made-for-TV music, Miami Vice would spend $10,000 or more per episode to buy the rights to original recordings. Getting a song played on Miami Vice was a boost to record labels and artists. In fact, some newspapers, such as , would let readers know the songs that would be featured each week. Among the many well-known bands and artists who contributed their music to the show were , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and .
Several artists even guest-starred in episodes, including , , , Glenn Frey, Suicidal Tendencies, , Nugent, , , , Gloria Estefan, and . An iconic scene from the Miami Vice oeuvre involves Crockett and Tubbs driving through Miami at night to song "". Jan Hammer credits executive producer with allowing him great creative freedom in scoring Miami Vice.
The collaboration resulted in memorable instrumental pieces, including , which climbed to the top of the in November 1985. The Miami Vice original soundtrack, featuring the theme song and Glenn Frey's "" and "" (a No. 2 hit), stayed on the top of the U.S. album chart for 11 weeks in 1985, making it the most successful TV soundtrack at the time. The theme song was so popular that it also garnered two in 1986. It was also voted No. 1 theme song of all time by readers.
[ ] "", another recurring tune from the show, became a No. 1 hit in several European countries in 1987. During the show's run, three official soundtrack albums with original music from the episodes were released. Hammer has released several albums with music from the series; among them are Escape from Television (1987), Snapshots (1989), and after many requests from fans, Miami Vice: The Complete Collection (2002).
Fashion Don Johnson epitomizing the dress style that became a hallmark of the series. The clothes worn on Miami Vice had a significant influence on .
They popularized, if not invented, the " under jacket"–style, and popularized Italian men's fashion in the United States. 's typical attire of Italian sport coat, T-shirt, white linen pants, and slip-on sockless loafers became a hit. Crockett initially wore an 18k Rolex Day-Date "President" model in the first season, until Ebel won the contract for the remaining seasons. Similarly, Crockett's perpetually unshaven appearance sparked a minor fashion trend, inspiring men to wear at all times.
In an average episode, Crockett and Tubbs wore five to eight outfits, appearing in shades of pink, blue, green, peach, fuchsia, and the show's other "approved" colors. Designers such as Vittorio Ricci, , and were consulted in keeping the male leads looking trendy. Costume designer Bambi Breakstone, who traveled to , Paris, and London in search of new clothes, said that, "The concept of the show is to be on top of all the latest fashion trends in Europe." Jodi Tillen, the costume designer for the first season, along with , set the style.
The abundance of colors on the show reflected Miami's architecture. During its five-year run, consumer demand for unstructured blazers, shiny fabric jackets, and lighter pastels increased.
After Six formal wear even created a line of Miami Vice dinner jackets, introduced Crockett and Tubbs shoes, and opened a Miami Vice section in its young men's department. Crockett also boosted popularity by wearing a pair of Model L2052, , which increased sales of Ray Bans to 720,000 units in 1984. In the spring of 1986, an electric razor became available called the "Stubble Device", that allowed users to have a beard like Don Johnson's character.
It was initially named the "Miami Device" by , but in the end the company wanted to avoid a trademark infringement lawsuit. Many of the styles popularized by the TV show, such as the T-shirt under pastel suits, no socks, rolled up sleeves, and Ray-Ban sunglasses, have today become the standard image of 1980s culture. The influence of Miami Vice 's fashions continued into the early 1990s, and to some extent still persists today.
Firearms Main article: Miami Vice also popularized certain brands of firearms and accessories. After Johnson became dissatisfied with his gun holster, the Jackass Leather Company (later renamed Galco International) sent their president, Rick Gallagher, to personally fit with an "Original Jackass Rig", later renamed the Galco "Miami Classic".
The , manufactured by , was a stainless-steel handgun used by Don Johnson during Miami Vice's first two seasons. Dornaus & Dixon went out of business in 1986, and was offered a contract to outfit Johnson's character with a during season three.
Several firearms never before seen on TV were featured prominently for the first time in the show, including the Glock 17 pistol. In addition, firearms not yet well known to the public, including the and the , were showcased to a wide audience on this show.
Even heavy guns came to use, as Zito is seen maneuvering an from a roof top in the episode "Lombard". Cars Main article: Two automobiles drew a lot of attention in Miami Vice, the and . During the first two seasons and two episodes of the third season, Detective drove a (pair of) black 1972 , replica built on a pair of chassis.
The car was fitted with Ferrari-shaped body panels by specialty car manufacturer . Once the car gained notoriety, filed suit demanding that McBurnie and any others cease and desist producing and selling Ferrari replicas, and infringing upon the Ferrari name and styling.
As a result, the Daytona lasted until season 2, at which point it was 'blown-up' in the season three premiere episode, "When Irish Eyes Are Crying". Neither kit car was actually destroyed, as the production company simply blew up an empty body shell for both cost and safety reasons. The fake Ferraris were removed from the show, with Ferrari donating two brand new 1986 as replacements.
The Ferrari Daytona is the subject of a huge continuity goof on the show, when it suddenly reappears in "El Viejo", six episodes after its destruction, without explanation. Originally "El Viejo" was set to be the third-season premiere, but studio executives found the Daytona's destruction would serve as a more dramatic opening to the season.
Don Johnson's contract-holdout at the start of the season also played a part, delaying filming to the point where "El Viejo" could not be finished in time for the season premiere. The series' crew also used a third Testarossa look-alike, which was the stunt car.
Carl Roberts, who had worked on the Daytona kitcars, offered to build the stunt car. Roberts decided to use a 1972 , which had the same wheelbase as the Testarossa and thus was perfect for the body pieces. The vehicle was modified to withstand daily usage on-set, and continued to be driven until the series ended.
Crockett was also seen driving a black 1978 SC Targa in a flashback to 1980 in the Season 3 episode "Forgive Us Our Debts." Crockett's partner, Ricardo Tubbs, drove a 1964 . Stan Switek drove a turquoise 1961 . Gina Calabrese drove a 1971 .
[ ] When Stan and Larry were undercover, they drove a . Other notable vehicles that appeared in Miami Vice included , , , , , , , and . American , such as the and , , , and , , and the also made appearances. Boats Throughout the series, Sonny Crockett lived on an Endeavour named the St. Vitus' Dance, while in the , Crockett is seen on a 38-foot Cabo Rico sailboat.
In season 1, he is seen living on an Endeavour 40 sailboat, while in the rest of the series (seasons 2 to 5) he is seen living on an Endeavour 42 sailboat (priced at $120,000 in 1986). The allure of the sailboats was such that the Endeavour 42 used for the 1986 season of Miami Vice was sold to a couple, while the Endeavour 40, was sold to a chartering service in . At the same time, Endeavour was building a new 42 for the 1987 season of Miami Vice.
In the pilot episode, and for the first season, Crockett pilots a Stinger 390 X - a 39-foot deep-v offshore racing boat. According to , marine director for Miami Vice, a total of five Stinger 390 Xs were used on the show. A white 390 X was selected for the pilot episode as it would show up better for the night scenes.
For the other four Stingers, Chris-Craft showed the production crew a colour scheme that included the red - however, since Michael Mann decided that the colour red was to never show up on the show so a blue colour scheme was instead chosen.
The Stingers used on the show were not free from Chris-Craft. In fact, the boats had some serious warranty issues. These issues caused the production team to switch to using 38 KVs for the remainder of the show. The Scarab 38 KVs were a 28-hued, twin 440-hp boat that sold for $130,000 in 1986. As a result of the attention the Scarab 38 KV garnered on Miami Vice, Wellcraft received "an onslaught of orders", increasing sales by twenty-one percent in one year.
In appreciation, Wellcraft gave an exact duplicate of the boat. Afterward, Johnson was frequently seen arriving to work in it.
Altogether, one hundred copies of the boat (dubbed the "Scarab 38KV Miami Vice Edition") were built by Wellcraft. The Miami Vice graphics and color scheme, which included turquoise, aqua, and orchid, was available by special order on any model Scarab from 20–38 feet.
Don Johnson also designed the Scarab Excel 43 ft, Don Johnson Signature Series (DJSS), and raced a similar one. The Don Johnson Signature Series was powered by twin 650-hp V-12's, which caused some problems to the design of the boat due to their size. Overall the boat cost $300,000 with each engine amounting to between $60–$70,000.
His interest in boat racing eventually led Johnson to start his own team, called Team USA. Joining him were including and . Johnson won the Offshore World Cup in 1988 and continued racing into the 1990s.
Main article: Overview Scripts were loosely based on actual crimes that occurred in Miami over the years. This included both local and international and global organized crime. Many episodes focused on drug trafficking (for which real-life Miami was a main hub and entrance point into North America in the early 1980s). Other episodes were based on crimes such as firearms trafficking, for which Miami was equally a gateway for sales to Latin America, as well as the Miami River Cops scandal (a real police corruption ring that involved narcotic thefts, drug dealing and murders), street prostitution, serial home burglaries, crimes committed by Cuban immigrants to Miami following the , and and activity in Miami, The series also took a look at political issues such as , the in South America (e.g.
"Prodigal Son"), U.S. support of generals and dictators in Southeast Asia and South America, and the aftermath of the . Social issues like child abuse, , and the were also covered. Personal issues also arose: Crockett is separated from his wife Caroline () in the pilot and divorced in the fourth episode, and later his second wife Caitlin Davies () is killed by one of his enemies. In the three episodes "Mirror Image", "Hostile Takeover", and "Redemption in Blood", a caused by an explosion caused Crockett to believe he was his undercover alter ego Sonny Burnett, a drug dealer.
Tubbs had a running, partly personal with the Calderone family, a member of which had ordered the death of his brother Rafael, a New York City police detective. Lieutenant Martin Castillo is also frequently haunted by his past in Southeast Asia, which he had spent as a agent in the . In the first seasons the tone was often very light, especially when comical characters such as police informants Noogie Lamont () and Izzy Moreno () appeared. Later the content was usually dark and cynical, often bordering on the , with Crockett and Tubbs fighting corruption, and storylines emphasizing the aspect of human tragedy behind a crime.
Typically, the darker episodes had no , each episode ending abruptly after a climax involving violence and death, often giving the episodes (especially in later seasons) a despairing and sometimes nihilistic feel, despite the trademark glamor and conspicuous wealth.
Given its idiosyncratic "dark" feel and touch, Miami Vice is frequently cited as an example of made-for-TV . Michael Mann, who served as executive producer for the majority of the show's five-year run, is often credited with being one of the most influential Neo-noir directors. [ ] In 1997, the second-season episode "Out Where the Buses Don't Run" was ranked #90 on list.
Changes During its five-year run, Miami Vice underwent repeated very noticeable changes in its formula and content. Between seasons one and two, however, these changes were mostly subtle and involved details such as the degree of perfection with which color shades of scene backdrops, props and clothing were matched to each other.
For its third season in 1986-87 after the cancellation of , the show moved from its traditional time slot of 10PM on Friday nights to 9PM, which now put it up against perennial Top 10 show . This began the show's decline, and in March, 1987, ran a cover story entitled, "Dallas Drubs the Cops: Why Miami Vice Seems to be Slipping." Miami Vice 's season ratings slipped from #9 in Season 2 down to #27 by the end of Season 3.
Before leaving the series to work on his new television series, , handed the role of executive producer to future creator prior to the third season (1986–1987). Wolf had the show focus on contemporary issues like in and capital punishment. In addition to losing the battle against new timeslot rival Dallas, the general tone of season 3 episodes started to become more serious and less lighthearted than in previous seasons. Comedic scenes and subplots became distinctly rare. True to Dick Wolf's "grabbed from the headlines" approach which he later perfected in TV series like Law & Order, storylines focused more on the serious human aspect of crime than on glamorizing the tropical lifestyles of drug dealers and other high-profile criminals.
This shift in tone was also reflected in the series' fashions, color schemes, and its choice of music. The cast started wearing pronouncedly dark clothing and even earthtones, which had famously been avoided by executive producer Michael Mann in seasons one and two. Color palettes of scene backdrops started becoming much darker as well, with pastels replaced by harsher-appearing shades of neon.
Whereas seasons one and two had always featured a diverse selection of contemporary, mostly "upbeat" chart music and classic rock and pop, the third season's music lineup became much more somber, with songs like "" by , "" by , "Mercy" by , and "" by .
All these changes were decidedly unwelcomed both by critics and by many viewers who had become fans of the TV series due to the package that the first two seasons had delivered.
It caused the producers to retool their approach to Miami Vice for the following fourth season. By Season 4, most of the original writers had left the series. Stories and story arcs included a courtship and marriage between Sonny Crockett () and Caitlin Davies (), and a plot in which Crockett developed amnesia (during which he mistakes himself for his drug dealer alter ego, and becomes a hitman). Moreover, Caroline Crockett, Sonny's first wife, as well as his son Billy reappear briefly. Jan Hammer departed from the series at the end of the fourth season, having already handed much of the weekly scoring workload during the season over to John Petersen.
The tone of many season 4 episodes grew lighter again, albeit sometimes veering off into the bizarre, e.g. episodes like "The Big Thaw", "Missing Hours", and "The Cows of October". Fashions and scene backdrops largely reassumed the pastel hues of seasons 1 and 2, and the choice of music became more varied again. Hopes by the producers of propitiating former and remaining fans this way only materialized very mutedly and reception was lukewarm, as evidenced by the show's still declining ratings during season four.
The fifth season (1988–1989) saw the show return to its original timeslot, 10PM on Friday nights and took the show on a yet more serious tone, with storylines becoming dark and gritty – enough so that even some of the most loyal fans were left perplexed. Tim Truman took over scoring the episodes for the remainder of the series' run and brought with him a style of instrumental synthesizer music that was markedly different from Jan Hammer's. Cancellation is keen to move on and take up the film career that is knocking at his door and to begin a new career as a producer of films and television, while Mann is keen to return to movies.
— the egotistical but likeable young actor – wants to explore other TV and movie roles, while , after his tour de force performance in is in hot demand for movies. And NBC, the network that runs Miami Vice in the U.S., says that with slowing ratings, and newer hip cop shows like & , it is time to call it quits down in Miami and move on. — The After still-deteriorating ratings during the fourth season, NBC had originally planned to order just a shortened fifth season of only 13 episodes, but eventually settled for another full run, which was either way going to be the final season.
At the beginning of season five, recalled, "The show was trying to reinvent itself." said in an interview for , after the fifth season, it was all just "...kind of over", and that the show had "run its course". In May 1989, NBC aired the two-hour series finale, "Freefall". Despite its status as the "series finale", there were three episodes that did not air ("World of Trouble", "Miracle Man", and "Leap of Faith"), which appeared during the June re-runs as "Lost Episodes".
A fourth, previously unbroadcast episode, "Too Much Too Late", was aired for the first time in 1990, on the USA Network. It has since been run by other networks in syndication with the fifth-season episodes.
In 1984, the show was also aired on every Wednesday night at 7:00 PM after replacing in 1986. Reruns of the series later aired on the from 1996–1999.
Then in 2006 the cable network aired episodes for about a year. The same year the series began airing on the network in the United States until 2008 as well as . As of 2015, reruns air on and . Internationally, the show airs on in the , and in , in Italy, Viasat TV6 in Sweden, Viasat 3+ in Denmark, TV7 in , TV3 in , in Germany, and in Australia. • - (First Run; 1984-1990); (; 1980's) • - • - (1986-1990), (1990-1999) • - • - • - , (1986) • - , (2004) • - • - • - • - • - (1980s, 1990s), (), (2010s) • - (1984-1990) • - • - • - • - (1986-1990), (1990-1991) Group photo of the cast members of Miami Vice (from left to right): (top) John Diehl, Michael Talbott, Saundra Santiago (middle) Edward James Olmos, Olivia Brown, Philip Michael Thomas (bottom) Don Johnson, taken during the second season.
Name Portrayed by Occupation Seasons Duration 1 2 3 4 5 Detective Sergeant Main 1x01–5x21 Detective Sergeant Main 1x01–5x21 Gina Navarro Calabrese Detective Main 1x01–5x21 Stanley "Stan" Switek Detective Main 1x01–5x21 Lawrence "Larry" Zito Detective Main 1x01–3x13 Trudy Joplin Detective Main 1x01–5x21 Lou Rodriguez Detective Lieutenant Main 1x01–1x04 Martin "Marty" Castillo Detective Lieutenant Main 1x06–5x21 Main characters • as : An undercover detective of the . A former Gators football star, he sustained a knee fracture which put an end to his sports career.
He was subsequently drafted by the , and served in the and in the . He served two tours in – or as he calls it, the "Southeast Asia Conference". In 1975 he became a Metro-Dade uniformed patrol officer and later an undercover detective of the vice unit. Crockett's alias is Sonny Burnett, a drug runner and middleman. His vehicles include a (later a ), a , and a on which he lives with his pet Elvis (also a veteran of the Florida Gators).
The name "Sonny Crockett" had previously been used for a criminal played by actor on in 1983, where creator was a writer. Coincidentally, who later played Crockett's boss on "Vice" appeared in the same episodes. • as : A former police detective who travels to Miami as part of a personal against Calderone, the man who murdered his brother Rafael. After temporarily teaming up with Crockett, Tubbs follows his friend's advice and transfers to "a career in Southern law enforcement", fearing that after his serious violations of codes of conduct in the pilot episode, he would not be able to resume his job in New York.
He joins the Miami department and becomes Crockett's permanent partner. He often poses as Rico Cooper, a wealthy buyer from out of town. • as Lieutenant Martin "Marty" Castillo: He replaces the slain Rodriguez as head of the OCB. A very taciturn man, Castillo lives a reclusive life outside of work. He was formerly a commanding officer in the of Southeast Asia during the late 1970s.
During his time as a DEA commanding officer, he opposed the in endorsing the trafficking of heroin to finance their overseas operations. Some of Castillo's habits, such as his desk always being free of paperwork and his request that anyone entering his office should knock first, were suggested by Edward James Olmos during filming.
• as Detective Regina "Gina" Navarro Calabrese: A fearless female detective, who after Crockett's divorce, held a brief romance with him. Even after their relationship did not progress, they still have a strong friendship. • as Detective Trudy Joplin: Gina's patrol partner. Though tough, she sometimes struggles to face consequences of her job, such as when she shot and killed a man. Later in the series she has an encounter with a UFO and an alien portrayed by . • as Detective Stanley "Stan" Switek: A fellow police detective and good friend to Larry.
Although a good policeman, later on in the series he falls prey to a gambling addiction. He is also a big fan of . • (1984–1987) as Detective Lawrence "Larry" Zito: A detective and Switek's surveillance partner. He was killed in the line of duty when a drug dealer gave him a fatal overdose. Diehl enjoyed being on Vice but wanted to leave the show, opting for a more creative opportunity in theater.
• (1984) as Lieutenant Louis "Lou" Rodriguez: A police lieutenant who serves as commander of the Vice Unit. He is killed in the fourth episode by an assassin hired to kill Crockett. Recurring characters • (1984–1987) as Nugart Neville "Noogie" Lamont: A friend of Izzy's and for Crockett and Tubbs. • (1987–1988) as Caitlin Davies-Crockett: A pop singer who is assigned a police bodyguard, Crockett, for her testimony in a racketeering case. While protecting Caitlin, Sonny falls in love with her and they get married.
Months after their marriage, Caitlin is killed by one of Crockett's former nemeses. Sonny later learns she was seven weeks pregnant, causing him further emotional turmoil.
• (1984–1989) as Isidore "Izzy" Moreno: A petty criminal and fast talker, Izzy is always known for getting into quick money schemes and giving Crockett and Tubbs the latest information from the street. • (1985, 1989) as Valerie Gordon: A Officer and on-and-off love interest of Tubbs. • (1984–1989) as Caroline Crockett/Ballard: Crockett's former wife who moves to Ocala, Florida to remarry and raise their child, Billy.
Caroline was having a baby with her second husband in her last appearance. Guest appearances Edward James Olmos, (center), and Don Johnson in the episode "No Exit" Many actors, actresses, musicians, comedians, athletes, celebrities, appeared throughout the show's five-season run. They played many different roles from drug dealers to undercover cops to madams.
The can be seen at the link above, as this is just a partial list. Musicians include , , , and Additionally , , , , , , , , the band , , and .
Other personalities included auto executive and conspirator . Athletes included center , , racecar driver , and boxers , and . Notable actors of that time included , , , and . The show frequently featured guest appearances from up-and-coming actors and actresses, including: , , , , , , , , , , , , and . Additionally , , , , , , , , , , and to name a few. Future notable comedians included: , , , , , , and . Main article: Ratings Season Time slot (ET) Rank Rating Sunday at 9:00 pm (Episode 1) Sunday at 10:00 pm (Episode 2) Friday at 10:00 pm (Episodes 3-23) Not in the Top 30 Friday at 9:00 pm (Episode 1) Friday at 10:00 pm (Episodes 2-23) 9 21.3 Friday at 9:00 pm 26 16.8 (Tied with ) Friday at 9:00 pm (Episodes 1-18) Friday at 10:00 pm (Episodes 19-22) Not in the Top 30 Friday at 10:00 pm (Episodes 1-8, 14) Friday at 9:00 pm (Episodes 9-13, 15-16) Sunday at 9:00 pm (Episode 17) Sunday at 10:00 pm (Episode 18) Wednesday at 10:00 pm (Episodes 19-21) : 22 million viewers & a 14.7 rating on May 21, 1989 from 9-11pm.
Competition: Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (22.9 rating) & 's (12.8 rating) Final Airing on NBC: 16.1 million viewers/11.1 rating (June 28, 1989) drew 10.8 million viewers/8 rating.
Critical response This section needs expansion. You can help by . (February 2017) Critics have objected to the show's usage of violence by dressing it with pretty photography. Others complained that the show relied more on visual aspects and music than on coherent stories and fully drawn characters. in Miami have also objected to the show's airing of the city's crime problems all across America. Most civic leaders, however, have been placated due to the show's estimated contribution of $1 million per episode to the city's economy and boosting tourism to Miami.
Gerald S. Arenberg of the National Association of Chiefs of Police criticized the show's glamorous depiction of vice squads, saying "no real vice cops chase drug dealers in a Ferrari while wearing $600 suits.
More often than not, they're holed up in a crummy room somewhere, wearing jeans with holes in them, watching some beat-up warehouse in a godforsaken part of town through a pair of dented binoculars". At the 1985 Miami Vice was nominated for 15 Emmy Awards, including "Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series", "Outstanding Film Editing", "Outstanding Achievement for Music Composition for a series (dramatic underscore)", and "Outstanding Directing". At the end of the night, Miami Vice only won four Emmys.
The following day, the could only conclude that the conservative Emmy voters (at the ) simply refused to recognize an innovative new series that celebrated , violence, sex, and drugs. Television critics and ranked Miami Vice as the 51st greatest American television series of all time in their 2016 book titled , with Seitz stating how the show was more influenced by 1960s art house cinema from Europe than by any other contemporary television drama: " Miami Vice superimposed 'ripped-from-the-headlines' details about drug smuggling, arms dealing, and covert war onto a pastel noir dreamscape.
It gave American TV its first visionary existential drama". Impact on popular culture Replica (actually a modified ), The car driven by Don Johnson in Miami Vice until the season three. Miami Vice was a groundbreaking police program of the 1980s. It had a notable impact on the decade's popular fashions and set the tone for the evolution of police drama. Series such as , , and the , though being markedly different in style and theme from Miami Vice, followed its lead in breaking the 's mold; , creator and executive producer of the Law & Order franchise, was a writer and later executive producer of Miami Vice.
and pastiches of it have continued decades after it aired, such as (2015). The show has been so influential that the style of Miami Vice has often been borrowed or alluded to by much of contemporary pop culture in order to indicate or emphasize the 1980s decade. Its influence as a popular culture icon was and is still seen decades after appearing. Examples of this includes the episode "The One With All The Thanksgivings" from the American sitcom .
Flashback scenes from the 1980s in this episode shows the characters Ross and Chandler in pastel colored suits with rolled up sleeves like that of Sonny Crockett.
Another example would be the film , which takes place in the 1970s. The movie progresses into the 1980s and closes with wearing a white linen jacket, sleeves rolled up, and a bright pink shirt tucked into white linen pants.
This informs the audience the year is now somewhere in the mid-1980s due to the massive popularity of Miami Vice from 1984–1986. The video game , published by in 2002, is heavily inspired by Miami Vice in multiple ways. It is set in a stylized 1980s Miami inspired fictional city named "Vice City". One of the main characters, , was actually voiced by .
Two undercover police officers appear in a police sports car within the game when the player obtains a three-star wanted level. The two officers, one white and one black, resemble the two leading characters of Miami Vice. In the prequel, , there are two officers in the multiplayer mode named Cracker and Butts, a parody of Crockett and Tubbs; these characters share the same role as the undercover cops in Vice City. Many of the fashion styles and trends popularized by the TV show, such as fast cars and speed boats, unshaven beard stubble, a T-shirt under pastel suits, no socks, rolled up sleeves, boat shoes and Ray Ban sunglasses symbolize the stereotypical image of 1980s fashion and culture.
In reality, however, these fashion styles were only popular relatively briefly in the mid-1980s and coincided roughly with the original showing of the first two seasons of Miami Vice which spawned them.
When the style and tone of season 3 shifted starkly towards darker colors of clothing and more serious themes at the end of 1986, it also marked the end of Miami Vice as a trendsetting cultural phenomenon.
Both the light colored pastel clothing of seasons 1 and 2 and the new darker season 3 attire were no longer imitated by the fashion conscious public, and even though the look of the series largely reverted to pastel color schemes with season 4, Miami Vice never regained the widespread significance as a standard of cutting edge fashion which it had enjoyed until the end of season 2.
This typically repeated itself some time later in other countries which the series had been exported to. In the decades that followed, Miami Vice-inspired fashion styles saw numerous revivals, usually drawing on the cliché of season 1 and 2 pastel clothing, but these trends were never quite as popular again as in the mid-80s. It has built an awareness of Miami in young people who had never thought of visiting Miami.
— William Cullom Former President of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce The show also had a lasting impact on Miami itself. It drew a large amount of media attention to the beginning revitalization of the South Beach and Art Deco District areas of , as well as other portions of , and increased tourism and investment. Even 30 years after Miami Vice first aired, it was still responsible for its share of tourist visits to the city.
The fact that Crockett and Tubbs were Dade County officers and not City of Miami police represented the growing notion of metro government in Miami. In 1997, a county referendum changed the name from Dade County to Miami-Dade County. This allowed people to relate the county government to recognized notions and images of Miami, many of which were first popularized by Miami Vice.
The Dade County Sheriff's Office now became the . has released all Miami Vice seasons on DVD for regions 1, 2, and 4. Seasons 1 & 2 were released in 2005, and seasons 3 through 5 were released in 2007. The release of the series had been significantly slow due to one of the signature features of the show: the heavy integration of 1980s pop and rock music.
The music was difficult to source the rights to and acquire permission to use. (On at least one VHS release of the pilot, ' song "" had been replaced by generic rock music. ) In the November 2004 announcement for the DVD release of the series, Universal promised that all original music in the series would be intact. On August 21, 2007 Universal announced the November 13, 2007 release of the complete series, with all five seasons on 27 single-sided DVDs.
The seasons are in their own -style cases, and the set is housed in a faux alligator-skin package. Seasons 1 & 2 contained six single-sided discs, rather than the three double-sided discs in the initial release.
The Region 2 version has different packaging, does not use double-sided discs, and although there are no special features stated on the packaging they are contained within the season 1 discs.
On March 8, 2016, it was announced that had acquired the rights to the series in Region 1; they subsequently re-released the first two seasons on DVD on May 3, 2016. On October 4, 2016, Mill Creek re-released Miami Vice - The Complete Series on DVD and also released the complete series on Blu-ray for the first time.
DVD name Ep# Release dates Special features Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Season One 21 February 8, 2005 April 25, 2005 July 13, 2005 "The Vibe of Vice", "Building the Perfect Vice", "The Music of Vice", "Miami After Vice" Season Two 22 November 22, 2005 July 24, 2006 July 20, 2006 Season Three 24 March 20, 2007 May 14, 2007 July 5, 2007 Season Four 22 March 20, 2007 August 13, 2007 December 4, 2007 Season Five 21 June 26, 2007 December 26, 2007 July 29, 2009 Seasons One & Two 43 N/A November 27, 2006 N/A The Complete Series 111 November 13, 2007 October 8, 2007 TBA Same special features from season one.
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