Miami Vice

MIAMI VICE burst on to the UK's television screens in 1984 and encapsulated the mid-eighties. The cars were fast, the women were hot, baggy crisp white suits were worn with crisp pink (pink?) T-shirts and shoes with socks? Well that became soooo uncool! Don Johnson as the stubble-chinned Crockett became an instant heartthrob with his cooler than cool tough guy street cred.

"That's right," says co-star Philip Michael Thomas.

"I think the idea was meant to be that I was the dapper one and Don was the "cool" one...the wardrobes were one of the best things about being in Miami Vice...and yes, I do still have quite a few bits and pieces from it in my own personal wardrobe!!"

Running from 1984 until 1989, MIAMI VICE consists of 110 episodes and featured a myriad of guest stars who clambered to get on the show: Barbara Streisand, Phil Collins, Issac Hayes, James Brown, Sheena Easton, Frank Zappa even the legendary Miles Davies appeared. Look out for those faces in the background, they were nobodies then but everyone had to start somewhere and Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts, Lou Diamond Phillips, Annette Benning and Wesley Snipes, to name a few, made early screen debuts along side Crockett and Tubbs.

The most memorable guest for Philip Michael Thomas was James Brown. "He was a mind-blower man! I told him a story that in 1964, I saw him in a train station in New York and ran up to him saying "Mr Brown, I'm such a big fan of yours, can I shake your hand?" And twenty years later, after having listened to his music every single year since, we worked together on the same television show - that was incredible!"

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

3/5 Stars

Main Cast

Image for Don JohnsonDon Johnson...Det. James Crockett
Philip Michael Thomas...Det. Ricardo Tubbs
Saundra Santiago...Det. Gina Calabrese, Det. Gina Calabrese/Elena Obregon
Olivia Brown...Det Trudy Joplin, Det. Trudy Joplin
Michael Talbott...Det. Stan Switek
Image for Edward James OlmosEdward James Olmos...Lt. Martin Castillo
Image for John DiehlJohn Diehl...Det. Larry Zito
Martin Ferrero...Izzy Moreno, Trini DeSoto
Miguel Pinero...Esteban Calderone, Esteban Revilla
Belinda Montgomery...Caroline Ballard, Caroline Crockett
Julio Oscar Mechoso...Coroner Examiner Tommy, Escobar, Lester Kosko
Gregory Sierra...Lt. Lou Rodgriguez, Lt. Lou Rodriguez
Sheena Easton...Caitlin Davies
Ernest Robinson...Rafael Tubbs
Charlie Barnett...Neville 'Noogie' Lamont, Nugart Neville 'Noogie' Lamont
Image for Pam GrierPam Grier...Valerie, Valerie Gordon
Image for Bill SmitrovichBill Smitrovich...DEA Miami Commander, Lt. Scott Wheeler
Robert Small...Doctor, Greenspan, Joe Mahoney, Lt. Williams
Joe Hess...Full Bearded Amati Henchman, Full-Bearded Dealer - Shoots First, Full-Bearded Morgan Henchman, Javier Escobar
Ryan St. Leon...Billy Crockett