Miami Vice (1984–1989)
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Crockett and Tubbs, figuring they're on their way out, are recruited by the government to help a dictator escape from his war-torn country - with double-crosses at every turn.


Russ Mayberry


William T. Conway (teleplay) (as William Conway), Frank Holman (story) | 4 more credits »




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
Olivia Brown ... Detective Trudy Joplin
Edward James Olmos ... Lieutenant Martin Castillo
Ian McShane ... Gen. Manuel Borbon
Robert Beltran ... Amendez
Sherman Howard ... Col. Andrew Baker
Greg Germann ... Johnny Raymond
Elpidia Carrillo ... Sister Felicia
Maria Strova Maria Strova ... Bianca Borbon
Rene Rivera ... Capt. Jimenez
Alfredo Álvarez Calderón Alfredo Álvarez Calderón ... Caesar Montoya (as Alfredo Alvarez Calderon)
Robert Fields Robert Fields ... Commissioner Richard Highsmith


Crockett and Tubbs are recruited by a shady government guy who wants them to help bring a South American President, who's also a drug lord, to the US so he can testify against the Cartel. They are told they have to work with a guy they don't trust. But they accept and they go to the man's country but they discover that there are people in his country who want to get him. They eventually get him out but upon returning there are people in Miami who will do whatever they have to, to get the President. Even threatening or intimidating people Crockett and Tubbs work with. Written by

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Release Date:

21 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami Beach, Florida, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In part 2, when Crockett & Tubbs are at their lockers loading their weapons you see Crockett putting on a ankle holster wearing a flat pair of shoes. In the next scene when their driving, it shows Crockett shifting where he is now wearing a totally different kind of shoe. See more »


[final dialogue of series finale]
Sonny Crockett: What you doing here? Figured you'd be halfway to New York by now.
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: Everything always takes longer than you think.
Sonny Crockett: Well we had one hell of a run, didn't we partner.
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: Yeah we sure did Sonny.
Sonny Crockett: So you really gonna go back up to the big bad Bronx?
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: Yeah it looks that way. How about you?
Sonny Crockett: I don't know. Somewhere further south, somewhere where the water is warm, the drinks are cold, and I don't know the names of the players.
Sonny Crockett: I'm gonna miss you man.
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: I'm gonna miss you too ...
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits feature poignant scenes of each major character of the Miami Vice squad throughout the run of the series instead of the usual closing sequence depicting the exciting and diverse Miami lifestyle. See more »


No Way Out
Written by Tim Truman
Performed by Tim Truman and Don Johnson
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As fitting as it can be!
12 April 2008 | by dangkoenSee all my reviews

As I was gone through seasons 1, 2, 3 & 4 over a short period of months, I finally was able to buy the released season 5. I must admit during this season I was looking forward to the final. Mainly because the season foreshadowed that Sonny would certainly get killed or leave the force. This thanks to the strong scenes and music in the particular season.

And so, finally, came the final. I was surprised at how good it was. It had to be the best series final I had ever seen in my whole life! OK, so maybe they should have brought back a villain with whom the Vice cops still had a score to settle, but I was satisfied with the main villain anyway. The only criticism I have is that they underused the two leading females and didn't tie up all the loose ends.

But in the end, it was a fitting final to a great show, probably my favorite show ever! Offcourse, I will keep rewatching all the seasons of Vice, and certainly each time, when I watch the final, I will look forward to the moment where the most legendary cop duo of all time bid each other farewell!

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