VICE explores today's most pressing issues, from civil unrest and hotbeds of terrorism, to unchecked government corruption and looming environmental catastrophes.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Miami Vice is an American television crime drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and executive produced by Michael Mann for NBC. 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. The series ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The USA Network began airing reruns in 1988, and broadcast an originally unaired episode during its syndication run of the series on January 25, 1990. Unlike standard police procedurals, the show drew heavily upon 1980s New Wave culture and music. The show became noted for its integration of music and visual effects. It has been called one of the “Top 50 TV Shows”. People magazine stated that Miami Vice was the “first show to look really new and different since color TV was invented”. Michael Mann directed a film adaptation of the series, which was released July 28, 2006. Vin Diesel and Chris Morgan are working on a TV series reboot that could be part of the NBC 2018–19 TV season.
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After still-deteriorating ratings during the fourth season, NBC had originally planned to order just a shortened fifth season of only 13 episodes, but eventually settled for another full run, which was either way going to be the final season. At the beginning of season five, Olivia Brown recalled, “The show was trying to reinvent itself.” Dick Wolf said in an interview for E! True Hollywood Story, after the fifth season, it was all just “...kind of over”, and that the show had “run its course”. In May 1989, NBC aired the two-hour series finale, “Freefall”. Despite its status as the “series finale”, there were three episodes that did not air (“World of Trouble”, “Miracle Man”, and “Leap of Faith”), which appeared during the June re-runs as “Lost Episodes”. A fourth, previously unbroadcast episode, “Too Much Too Late”, was aired for the first time in 1990, on the USA Network. It has since been run by other networks in syndication with the fifth-season episodes.
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