Miami Vice Classic TV Show
Pastel T-shirts and shiny suits were the requisite for Crockett and Tubbs, two of Miami's toughest cops. The studio bosses wanted "MTV Cops" and Michael Mann delivered in abundance. Guest stars included Bruce Willis, Sheena Easton, Wesley Snipes and Pam Grier.
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Miami Vice Fan Tributes52 Sabine from Munich, Germany: I've always loved Miami Vice and the fascination is still there after all those years! The cast was great, Don Johnson was so good-looking and such a good actor. I also loved Saundra Santiago as I think she's also a great, versatile actress and a real beauty. I lived in Florida for several weeks in 1986 and 1987, but never saw a shooting of Miami Vice. Watching the series just brings back wonderful memories of Florida to me.
51 brice rota from france: hello everybody, my two favorites moments was for one in the épisode with the retire cop when sonny go in the night with the daytona on "brothers in arms" from dire straits and the second is the épisode "old buddies" that i like very much, a very good one i think
50 Deborah from Florida: I never missed an episode. I used to live in Miami, and saw the filming done. I saw Don Johnson in person. OH HOW GOOD-LOOKING!
49 eileen from london uk: my goodness, LOVED miami vice growing up. went weak at the knees everytime don johnson (crockett) came on the tele. corr...great show too. repeats on sky sometimes but haven't checked it out yet. he's starring in 'guys and dolls' in london's west end if anyones interested!!
48 billy from phoenix: the reason why that i like the show because it teaches everybody in the world that miami is known for drugtrafficking and that the u.s.customs agents working with miami vice squad to get drugs off our streets
47 Rodell Banks from California: I lived in Florida during my four year tour of duty in the Air Force. There is nothing like a cool midnight breeze, a sandy beach, clear blue water, a hot date, cold drink and an unlimited imagination. Beautiful sailboats as well as fast cigarette boats. Inlets that are hidden from the open Gulf of Mexico. The area births romanticism; legal and illegal. My favorite episodes; "Out WHERE THE BUSES DON'T RUN";the one where Tubbs finally kills the drug dealer who killed his brother, he also falls for the dealer's daughter. Tina Turner's " What's love got to do with it?!!" is final song as episode ends. KILLSHOT!! SMUGGLER'S BLUES!! THE PILOT SHOW!! MY LIFE HAS ALWAYS SEEMED TO BE OUT WHERE THE BUSES DON'T RUN!!!!THE GREATEST APPLICATION OF ROCK'N'ROLL SOUNDTRACKS & ECLECTIC ARRANGEMENT OF STARS.
46 Hilda from California: The music was really great and Oh that Don Johnson was really great as Sonny Crockett as were the rest of the cast of Miami Vice. I really liked Sonny's pet alligator Elvis.
45 nicholas a basquez from miami,fl: i love the whole premise of the show, watching a 48 hour marathon on tvland right now, i miss the days of 80's miami, lots of drugs, guns and violence. What an exciting place to live in back then.
44 John Styles from Wirral, UK: Favourite Episode - 'Definitely Miami' with Ted Nugent!
1. ‘I can dig tropical but this is out of bounds.’ - Ricardo Tubbs, 1986.
2. ‘..its like life; no matter how hot it gets, sooner or later there’s a cool breeze comin’ in.’ - Sonny Crockett, 1986.
3. ‘How was it down by the pool, Kelly?’ - Sonny Crockett, 1986.
4. ‘Quit the eye-rap, man, before you strain something’ - Ricado Tubbs, 1986.
‘A strain in the right place never hurt anybody. So long as its just a strain’. - Sonny Crockett, 1986.
5. ‘How about coming over for a slice of Heaven’ - Ricardo Tubbs, 1986.
6. ‘It ain’t over ‘till it’s over’, Sonny Crockett, 1990
43 Andrea from Roma Italia: The music.....the clothes....the girls...the car...the yacht...all that is great...all that is my life..that is miami vice
42 Andrew P Lee from Midlands UK: Those classic lines-
"I'm Going where the skies are blue, the waters warm and the drinks are cold and I dont know the name of the players"
"Whose running this company anyway" or....
"This one for you Milo" or..
"Thats real blood man"
Classics all of them and more!!!
41 Nick from Australia: Miami Vice still makes all the other cop shows look embarassing. Can't wait till Jan/Feb 2005 when Season 1 is released on DVD. Miami Vice Lives!!
40 Alex Lopez from Uruguay, South America but resided in Toronto: Awesome homepage to the most awesome tv series ever!! Nothing since has ever emcompassed drama, comedy, style and music like VICE has!
39 Alex Lopez from Uruguay, South America but resided in Toronto: Awesome homenage to the most awesome tv series ever!! Nothing since has ever emcompassed drama, comedy, style and music like VICE has!
38 Allen Cornelius from Rockmart, Georgia USA: One of my favorite moments is from the "Prodigal Son". In the opening, C & T are walking out of the tent after having just finished talking with the hostage. They get outside, hear a gunshot, they both turn around as the shot goes slowmo w/ some great music in the background which definitely captures the intensity of the moment.
I am still looking for that piece of music that was playing in the background.
Miami Vice will always hold the title of the no. 1 Cop Drama ever to be on TV.
37 Amanda Louden from United Kingdom: It has been over 14 years since Miami Vice ended, and I still miss it sorely, It was and is still the best cop show that has ever been on tv, nothing will ever touch it.
36 Matt from Northampton England: Episode "Out where the buses don't run" Black Daytona at night to "Brothers in Arms" Dire Straits.
35 Scott Walker from Glasgow: Its amazing the amount of tunes that still are classics from this series.
34 scott hutton from Britain: The whole series was a total sensation, no wonder it has such a cult following.
33 Craig Heal from Essex England: Miami Vice is still the best, look out for the return in the new Hollywood movie in 2006.
32 Katy from London: I still adore Miami Vice and nothing has eclipsed it since. There are so many great moments from all the series - but I reckon the episode 'Payback'was one of the best!
31 sonny from italy: Vice is a classic cult! No others can compare with it!
30 Brandi from Pennsylvania: I noticed that you left the "Motor City Mad Man" Ted Nugget off your list of guest stars. I never missed an espisode of Miami Vice when it first aired and I still watch the reruns when I can. I have always had a "Giant" crush on Don Johnson. I still day dream about him. He is one HOTTIE!!!
29 Christel from Belgié: i love al the series from miami vice and i am so happy
i see it every day op tv and i like it always.......
28 felixgrave from lyon-france: For me Miami Vice was a classic which must be respect as other. It's not a coincidence if michael mann was the producer and realised HEAT with great Al Pacino and Robert De Niro! In my dreams I just want to grow up in Miami 80's, what a chance to see miami cops arrested someone and a testarossa drive fast!
27 Felix from New York: From:Shadow in the Dark
I don't think there can be any other static scene more intense than the opening of this episode. The photography,music,acting and editing all came together to make me watch this scene over and over again. What a thriller!!!
26 QT from Malaysia: Miami Vice is still the best and coolest cop show
25 Amanda Russo from Florida: Hey there,
I miss Miami Vice I am thankful that tnn shows the reruns. I think the Don Johnson and the rest of the cast were awesome and there roles that they played really fit them well. I also thought that Don Johnson was so hot and he still is.
24 DJSMYVICE from PENNSYLVANIA: I absolutely LOVE Don Johnson...and I love everything about Miami Vice! But if I had to pick memorable moments, they would be the following:
From the pilot for Miami Vice, when Crockett & Tubbs are driving in the Daytona Spider racing to get Calderone...the shot of the car, and Crockett running his hand through his hair...GORGEOUS
From Yankee Dollar, when Sonny is waiting for Sarah at the airport...he looked SO cute.
From Like a Hurricane, when Sonny marries Caitlin...he looked INCREDIBLE in the white tux!
From Shadow in the Dark...Don was absolutely FANTASTIC!
The action, the music, the cars, the scenery, the actors...Miami Vice and Don Johnson will FOREVER live in my heart! Miami Vice started it ALL! Miami Vice is a CLASSIC!!
23 bridg from england: don johnson was and still is the sexiest man about. no one else could roll around the floor in a white suit and not get a bit dirty
22 JH from Scotland: One of the most memorable scenes is when Sonny & Rico are heading out in the boat towards the Bahamas and Russ Ballards "Voices" is playing through the scene.
That was MV at best - Jan Hammer matching of music to scenes.
21 burnett from miami: I am still here, a little older. still good, a good shot that is, I miss Tubbs he was, not half bad. dam I miss that guy.
20 Terri Kiely from London, England: I love everything about Miami Vice especially Don Johnson but my favourite episode is the one where Crockett shot the little boy and then had to decide whether to let Caroline's new husband adopt his own son, Billy.
19 pres from chicago: I am looking for a Don Johnson white pastel suit. If you know where i can get one please email me at email@example.com
18 Harry from Cheshire: I think it was a groundbreaking series combining good visual entertainment with Jan Hammers unforgetable unique background music. A series unsurpassed then and now. Favourite episodes?, what an unfair question with so many to choose from,okay then -Evan.
17 kieran davidson from hatfield herts: I love miami vice as it is still cool today. Please keep showing it, also my favourite episode is where Crockett loses his memory tries to kill Tubbs.
16 Liset from Holland: LOVE everything about MIAMI VICE. Every part of the show was awesome, the music, the poeple, the vibe, the cars, the settings, and especially DJ as the unforgetable Sonny Crockett....and ELvis. Who can forget those two!!!
15 LLOYD from LEEDS,UK: A bullet for Crockett was my favourite as it had the best action scene at the beginning along with the music of 'In The Air Tonight' by Phil Collins giving it even more power.
14 si smith from bristol,uk: "sunny" going to meet sheena easton and pulling up at some water side bar in his "scarab" power boat. (cool as you like)!!!!
13 BOB from West London: The tense lives of Sonny & Tubbs - underscored by the haunting music by Jan Hammer
My favorite episode was 'Phill-the-shill' with Phill collins: I especially liked the night drive scenes cruising in the Black Ferarri 365 GTB 4 Daytona.
I actually came very close to buying one of the above Ferarri's featered in the show from a bloke in NewCastle a few years ago who imported it into the UK from Warner Bros. Studios !
12 Anne Thorpe from Walsall: I adore everything about Miami Vice - can't believe that when I changed to VHS I threw away the beta-max videotapes with the whole five series on them!!! Favourite moment, was DJ standing at the water's edge with Godley & Creme's 'Cry' playing in the background...bliss!
11 Donna-Louise Spreat from Plymouth, UK: I only love watching Miami Vice as I a huge fan of Don Johnson, I just love the man, and love those pastel colour clothes he wore, and I would like to congratulate Mr Johnson on become a father for the fifth time about six weeks ago.
10 Sandra Lobban from Streatham London: my favourite episodes were when Crockett said he was going on a fishing holiday, and apparently ended up as somebody else on the wrong side of the law. He even attempted to kill Tubbs, and fell in love along the way.
9 Stephen King from Southend on Sea: Miami Vice has always been a favourite of mine ever since it's first showing many years ago. It hasn't aged at all and holds its own very well in todays programming schedules. Always admired the acting of Don Johnson, Edward Almos and the haunting soundtrack music of Jan Hammer.
8 Kay from Shropshire: Miami Vice was the best programme on TV and they certainly don't make them like they used to! The music was fab and Don Johnson was outstanding in his performance of Sonny Crockett.
7 Craig Mclaren from Scotland: The white ferrari testarossa. I want that car so much!!! Too many great scenes to mention but a personal favorite is when Jeff Fahey blows up Crockett's ferrari daytona. A massive explosion followed by the priceless shocked expression on Crockett's face. Don Johnson would show all those young upstarts on "buffy" how to be cool.
6 Ross O'Keefe from Wales: The car chase in "stones war". It was the first episode that Crockett gets the white testarossa and gets into the big scene getting stone from the airport. That car is the best.
5 Nicholas Smith from South London: I've been watching Miami Vice every night at 1:00. My favourite episodes so far that you have shown are milk run, smuggler's blues, and the maze. I suppose what I like best about Miami Vice is the use of Jan Hammer's music and eighties music.
4 Paul Tucker from Ash Vale, Surrey: Cool cars, cool boats, cool houses, cool music and cool cops.
Oh how i wanted to be Sonny Crockett when i was a teenager!
3 Chris Clarke from Tamworth, Staffordshire: The pilot episode of the show which shows Crockett & Tubbs crusing along in the Crockett's Ferarri while Phill Collins's excellent 'in the air tonight'song features throughout the sequence.
Overall this was classic entertainment action at it's best in the 80's and the best soundtrack of any tv drama.
As the saying goes - they don't make them like they used to!!!
2 Richard Neal from Chelmsford, UK: The music - a combination of haunting Jan Hammer themes and eighties music.
Direction - the stylish techniques that inspired movie directors like John Woo in their approach to directing action sequences. remember the van chase in cool runnin'?
1 Julie Mitchell from Newcastle upon Tyne: The clothes, the scenery and those guys!!
Don Johnson as Det James "Sonny" Crockett
Phillip Michael Thomas as Det Ricardo Tubbs
Edward James Olmos as Lt Martin Castillo
Saundra Santiago as Det Gina Navarro Calabrese
Olivia Brown as Det Trudy Joplin
Michael Talbot as Det Stan Switek
John Diehl as Det Larry Zito
Martin Ferrero as Izzy Moreno
Bruce Willis, Michael Madsen, Iggy Pop, Pam Grier, John Turturro, Ving Rhames, Gene Simmons, Little Richard, Miles Davis, Iman, Dean Stockwell, Phil Collins, Frank Zappa, John Leguizamo, Liam Neeson, Laurence Fishburne, Willie Nelson, Steve Buscemi, Wesley Snipes, Vincent D'Onofrio, Melanie Griffiths, George Takei, Veronica cartwright, Ian McShane, Benecio Del Torro, Ben Stiller, Isaac Hayes, Chris Rock, James Brown, Lori Petty, Harry Shearer, Oliver Platt, Lisa Marie, Julia Roberts, Antonio Fargas, Laura San Giacomo and Kyle MacLachan.
Nominated for five Golden Globe awards and the winner of two, Don Johnson in 1992 for best actor and Jame Olmos in 1992 for best supporting actor.
1949-05-26: Phillip Michael Thomas (Ricardo Tubbs) was born.
1949-12-15: Don Johnson (James "Sonny" Crockett) was born.
1984-09-16: Miami Vice was first aired on NBC.
1989-06-29: Don Johnson (Sonny Crockett) remarries actress Melanie Griffith.
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