Miami Vice is an American television series produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The show became noted for its heavy integration and use of music and visual effects to tell a story. The series starred Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas as two Metro-Dade Police detectives working undercover in Miami. It ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984 - 1989. The USA Network would later broadcast an unaired episode during its syndication run of the series on January 25, 1990.
One of the most recognizable classics of the 1980’s, Miami Vice was the police drama with a distinct difference.
Incorporating classic elements such as car chases and detective intrigue with popular culture and music, the show appealed to a much wider variety of audiences than any similar drama. This being the case, Miami Vice has been hailed as one of audiences all time favorite police dramas.
Following the day to day trials and tribulations of detectives James, ‘Sonny’ Crockett and Ricardo ‘Rico’ Tubbs, Miami Vice revolved around the pair combatting everything from prostitution to Miami-based drug trafficking. Episodes were in this case often hard hitting and complemented by larger than life characters.
However, the often epic appeal of Miami Vice went far beyond just exceptional writing and ongoing plot developments. Instead, the cinematography used in the show was also distinctive, in that it drew inspiration from New Wave and MTV pop culture influences. At the same time, the show managed to sensationalize Miami itself, to the point that the sun-kissed city became just as much a star of the show as leading actors Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
Multi-Emmy, Golden Globe, People’s Choice and Grammy Award winning, Miami Vice was highly rated throughout the time it was broadcast. Combining boat chases with gun fights and incredible writing, the show then went on to secure itself as one of televisions best loved and most often revisited dramas.
With all five seasons of Miami Vice now available for you to own on DVD, you too can now revisit the hit show which spurred the likes of the 2006 feature film and a variety of similar shows. This being the case, make sure to get your copy today, in order to add Miami Vice to your own personal home entertainment collection.