Stubble-faced detective Crockett lived in a sailboat guarded by his alligator Elvis. His partner Tubbs was a black New York cop looking for his brother's killer. Together they took on the Florida drug world.
Last Episode05x21 Too Much, Too Late Aired: Jan. 25, 1990
Tubbs reunites with old flame Valerie, and chooses to ignore her part in covering up a murder. The nature of the death and it's circumstances …
- Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett
- Det. Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs
- Det. Gina Navarro Calabrese
- Lt. Martin Castillo
- Det Trudy Joplin
Series Fun Facts
- Miami city officials were initially appalled at the idea of calling the series "Miami Vice", because at the time, Miami had been receiving a lot of negative press about its recent race riots,…
[show]Miami city officials were initially appalled at the idea of calling the series "Miami Vice", because at the time, Miami had been receiving a lot of negative press about its recent race riots, police corruption and drug trafficking. It was felt that having the word "vice" in the title of the show would further tarnish the city's reputation. A few nondescript alternative titles were suggested to the production team, but the producers adamantly adhered to the title "Miami Vice", and when the show became a success, opposition to its title diminished.
- Denzel Washington was considered for the part of Ricardo Tubbs.
- Initially, Jeff Bridges and then Nick Nolte were considered for the role of Sonny Crockett. At the time it was not seen as lucrative for movie stars to venture into television.