Miami Vice S4 on SABC 3


About Miami Vice S4

The explosive, ground-breaking detective show that redefined the word “cool.”

Show Schedule


12:00 PM – 01:00 PM


12:00 PM – 01:00 PM


12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

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Show Details

Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas are “Crockett” and “Tubbs”, two mismatched vice detectives who team up to catch drug smugglers in Miami. Set against the seamy and steamy South Florida underworld. Miami Vice is an iconic series that set the standard for style and sophistication for all future crime.

Sunny Crocket, an undercover policeman for the Miami Vice Department lives on a yacht in the Marina with an alligator named Elvis. He is estranged from his wife Caroline and their six year old son Billy, due to the pressures of working Vice and his drinking. Crockett started out with all the ideals and the world in front of him. Fresh out of college, he had a promising career in professional football until he damaged his knee in Vietnam. However, he finds he loves undercover police work. The action on the street has replaced the action on the field. He is a hard-partying player and a survivor and has kept his sense of humour throughout the many character changes, the ugliness of the street and the devastating effect it had on his personal life.

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.

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.

Catch this retro-drama on SABC 3 Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12:00.


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