What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

Miami Vice – 80s TV Series

Miami Vice is a 80s crime drama television series. The series starred Don Johnson as James “Sonny” Crockett and Philip Michael Thomas as Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs, two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami. 

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George Peppard
Tim Dunigan (series Pilot)
Dirk Benedict
Dwight Schultz
Mr. T
Melinda Culea (Season 1–2)
Marla Heasley (Season 2–3)
Don Johnson as Detective James “Sonny” Crockett
Phillip Michael Thomas as Detective Ricardo Tubbs
Edward James Olmos as Lt. Martin Castillo
Saundra Santiago as Detective Gina Navarro Calabrese
Olivia Brown as Detective Trudy Joplin
Michael Talbott as Detective Stan Switek
John Diehl as Detective Larry Zito (1984-1987)

Series Run

First Telecast: September 16, 1984
Last Telecast: July 26, 1989

Broadcast History

  • September 1984, NBC, Friday 9:00-11:00pm
  • September 1984- May 1986, NBC, Friday 10:00-11:00pm
  • June 1986- March 1988, NBC, Friday 9:00-10:00pm
  • April 1988- January 1989, NBC, Friday 10-:00-11:00pm
  • February 1989- May 1989, NBC, Friday 9:00-10:00pm
  • June 1989- July 1989, NBC, Wednesday 10:00-11:00pm


The show became noted for its heavy integration of pop music and visual effects to tell a story. The series starred Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as two Metro-Dade (now known as Miami-Dade) Vice detectives working undercover in Miami’s drug and prostitution underworld.

More info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Vice

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