If there was one show that everyone remembers from the 80’s it would have to be Miami Vice starring those sexy fashionable hunks Don Johnson
as Sonny Crockett and Phillip Michael Thomas
as Ricardo “Ricco” Tubbs. They were the slickest dudes on television with their fashionable designer clothes and sex appeal that would make women melt like butter. They were detectives that gave their all to fight drug dealers and other criminals in South Florida. The show had a way of just pulling you in with The Music
, the action and the plot so if you weren’t living in high-style, driving Fast Cars
and boats and fighting crime, at least you could pretend you were by becoming part of their world for the hour they were on television.
The show was innovative in the sense that it was like one long music video with lots of action. It was broadcasted in stereophonic sound which made The Music
and the action even more exciting.
In Miami Vice’s first year on television it garnered 15 Emmy nominations. The Miami Vice theme won two Grammy awards and several songs from the show stayed on The Music
charts for weeks.
The show was produced by Michael Mann
, along with Anthony Yerkovich
, who also created the show. Yerkovich also worked as a producer on the hit show Hill Street Blues.
Miami Vice also starred James Olmos as the tough lieutenant, Sandra Santiago as Detective Gina Navarro Calabrese who had an affair with Crockett as well as Olivia Brown
as Detective Trudy Joplin who like her fellow actors went through challenging scenarios in her role as a cop.