About Miami Vice
Filmed on location in Florida, Miami Vice aims to stark realism, yet retains a youthful approach. An ensemble piece, it is a police show with a different rhythm
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Ricardo Tubbs is a New York street cop, in Miami on an unscheduled mission to revenge the murder of his brother, also a policeman. Tubbs is a single-mined, hardworking, honest individual with strong family ties. He is a finely-tuned machine: slick and handsome, yet dangerous, lethal and wild. He strives for perfection in his work. Crockett and Tubbs finally meet. Tubbs takes on the identity of his brother for the benefit of the Miami police and they unwillingly team up on assignment to apprehend a cocaine smuggler.
The shared experiences bind these two dissimilar characters together to make a first-rate undercover team which takes them through the labyrinths of South Florida corruption: drugs, prostitution, gambling, money laundering, pornography, weapon sales, political terrorism, extortion and graft.
They share the police precinct with a menagerie of individuals. Zito and Switek are somewhat eccentric under-cover vice detectives who have their own unique method of getting the job done. While working on their own assignments, Trudy Joplin and Gina Calbrese, two female undercover policewomen, help Crockett and Tubbs with research and background information on their current case. They must answer to the precinct Lieutenant, a fair and honest man who becomes frustrated at Crockett and Tubbs’ unorthodox habits, yet who has confidence in their ability to get the job done….
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