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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Miami Vice(1980s)

Miami Vice
-American TV show produced by Michael Mann for NBC.
-Series starred Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as 2 Miami Metro-Dade detectives working undercover in Miami named Sonny Crocket and Ricardo Tubbs.
-The show drew heavily upon the 1980s New Wave culture and music. Became known for it's use of music and visual effects.
-Michael Mann made a film version of the show, which was released on July 28, 2006
Keeping with the show's title, most episodes featured a focus on combatting drug trafficking, prostitution. Episodes more often than not end in a big gunfight, killing criminals before they can be apprehended.
This show also made use of music from the 1980s, some of which was by musicians who were becoming popular at the time.
-Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas were chosen as the 2 main cops.
-Many episodes were filmed in the South Beach section of Miami, which was heavily destroyed by poverty and crime. Street corners were so bad that production crew actually decided to repaint the exterior walls before filming.
-Miami Vice is given some credit to support the preservation of Miami's famous Art-Deco architecture in the mid 1980s-early 1990s.
Some of the noted musicians to make music for the show include:
-Roger Daltrey
-Duran Duran
-Iron Maiden
-Peter Gabriel
-Billy Idol
-The Police
-Bryan Adams
-Phil Collins
-Suicidal Tendencies

And some of these musicians even appeared in episodes, such as:
-Phil Collins
-Suicidal Tendencies
-Frank Zappa
-Sheena Easton

-Own the Night: Chaka Khan
-In the Air Tonight: Phil Collins
-Better Be Good to Me: Tina Turner
-Lover: Roxy Music
-Dirty Laundry: Don Henley

-Had a huge impact on men's clothing. They popularizedm if not invented, the T-shirt under Armani jacket style, and popularized Italian men's clothing in the US.
-Don Johnson's style on the show consisted of an Italian sport coat, T-shirt, white linen pants and slip on tennis shoes
-Even his unshaven appearance sparked a minor fashion trend.
 Most of the colors of clothing the 2 guys wore were in warm, pastel colors, such as pink, blue, green, peach, fuschia.
-Some of the designers behind the fashion include Hugo Boss, Gianni Versace, Vittorio Ricci.
-Johnson also boosted the popularity of Ray Ban sunglasses

There were 2 best known cars used on the show, both made by Italian sports car company Ferrari, the Daytona and Testarossa editions. During seasons 1 and 2 and 2 episodes of the 3rd season, Don Johnson drove a black 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder 365 GTS/4.

Main Cast
-Don Johnson. James "Sonny" Crockett. Det. Sgt.
-Philip Michael Thomas. Ricardo Tubbs. Det. Sgt.
-Saundra Santiago. Gina Navarro Calabrese. Det.
-Michael Talbott. Stanley "Stan" Switek. Det.
-John Diel. Lawrence "Larry" Zito. Det.
-Olivia Brown. Trudy Joplin. Det.
Gregory Sierra. Lou Rodriguez. Det.
-Edward James Olmos. Martin Castillo. Det. Lt.

Guest Appearances
-Episode: Give a Little, Take a Little. Michael Madsen(Sally Alvarado)
-Episode: The Maze. Ving Rhames(Georges)
-Episode: The Home Invaders. Esai Morales(Pete Romano)
-Episode: Prodigal Son. Gene Simmons(Newton Blade)
-Episode: Back in the World. Iman(Dakotah)
-Episode: Back in the World. Phil Collins(Phil Mayhew)
-Episode: Freeverse. Bianca Jagger(Carmen/La Muerta)
-Episode: When Irish Eyes Are Crying. Liam Neeson(Sean Carroon)
-Episode: Streetwise. Wesley Snipes(Silk)
-Episode: Red Tape. Lou Diamond Philips(Bobby Diaz)
-Episode: The Rising Sun of Death. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa(Kenji Fujitsu)
-Episode: Freefall. Ian McShane(Gen. Manuel Borbon)

1 comment:

  1. We were HUGE fans of Miami vice - so much so that we decorated the house in pink and peppermint green!!! xxxxx