Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 16, 1984
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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Miami Vice

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.

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Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett Miami Vice
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Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett

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Don JohnsonDon Johnson
Best known for his starring role as Det. Sonny Crockett on the hugely successful TV show _"Miami Vice" ...

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An undercover detective of the Metro-Dade Police Department. A former University of Florida Gators football star, he sustained an injury which put an end to his sports career. He was subsequently drafted by the US Army, and served in the 1st Cavalry Division and in the Special Forces. He served two tours in Vietnam – 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 Ferrari Daytona Spyder (later a Ferrari Testarossa), a "Scarab" offshore power-boat, and a sailboat on which he lives with his pet alligator Elvis (also a veteran of the Florida Gators). The name "Sonny Crockett" had previously been used for a criminal played by actor Dennis Burkley on Hill Street Blues in 1983, where creator Anthony Yerkovich was a writer. Coincidentally, Gregory Sierra who later played Crockett's boss on "Vice" appeared in the same episodes.



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04x21 - Deliver Us from Evil (1)
Season 4, Episode 21
01x14 - Smuggler's Blues
Season 1, Episode 14
04x11 - A Rock and a Hard Place
Season 4, Episode 11
03x14 - Cuba Libre
Season 3, Episode 14
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