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 …
Miami Vice: Season 2, Episode #3 - Out Where the Busses Don't Run
Crockett and Tubbs find themselves caught in the webs of a retired and obsessed vice cop.
- Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett
- Det. Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs
- Det. Gina Navarro Calabrese
- Lt. Martin Castillo
- Det Trudy Joplin
Series Fun Facts
- 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 into their own show, but…
[show]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 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.
- In 1985, "Miami Vice Theme" became the first TV theme to hit #1 in Billboard since Henry Mancini's "Theme from Peter Gunn" in 1959. The song earned composer Jan Hammer two Grammy awards.
- 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.