History Trivia / MiamiVice

22nd May '17 11:08:04 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* DoingItForTheArt: The show's commitment to film-like production quality made it one of the most expensive television series ever produced at the time, with the production going so far as to repaint buildings and vehicles that didn't fit its "no earth tones" color scheme during earlier seasons. Somewhat humorously, the budget for individual episodes often exceeded the entire annual budget of the real Miami-Dade Police Vice Unit.

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* DoingItForTheArt: The show's commitment to film-like production quality made it one of the most expensive television series ever produced at the time, with a budget around one million USD ''per episode''. This budget allowed the production going so far to do things such as to shoot on-location, repaint and refurnish buildings and vehicles that didn't fit its "no earth tones" color scheme scheme, and license the pop hits used so frequently during earlier seasons. the show. Somewhat humorously, the budget for individual episodes often exceeded the entire annual budget of the real Miami-Dade Police Vice Unit.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Crockett's Ferrari Daytona which he drove for the first two seasons was actually a mock-up frame built over another car's chassis to cut costs. Enzo Ferrari himself became so angry about how much attention this fake Ferrari was getting that he offered to provide a genuine Ferrari to be used in the filming on the condition that Crockett's old car was removed from the series. This led to a memorable scene in the third season where an undercover Crockett insults the equipment an arms dealer (played by Creator/JeffFahey) is selling, who then responds by demonstrating a rocket launcher on Crockett's car.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Crockett's Ferrari Daytona which he drove for the first two seasons was actually a mock-up frame built over another car's chassis to cut costs. Enzo Ferrari himself became so angry about how much attention this fake Ferrari was getting that he sued the showrunners over it. He offered to settle and provide a genuine Ferrari to be used in the filming on the condition that Crockett's old car was removed from the series. This led to a memorable scene in the third season where an undercover Crockett insults the equipment an arms dealer (played by Creator/JeffFahey) is selling, who then responds by demonstrating a rocket launcher on Crockett's car.



** The suits, sunglasses, cars, and Bren Ten handgun used or worn by Crockett all became wildly popular thanks to the show.

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** The suits, sunglasses, cars, and Bren Ten handgun used or worn by general rule while the show was airing was that if Crockett all became wore it or drove it, it ''would'' become wildly popular thanks to the show.popular.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The show was moved to air opposite ''Series/{{Dallas}}'', then moved to Sundays.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The During the third season, the show was moved to air opposite ''Series/{{Dallas}}'', ''Series/{{Dallas}}''. This proved to be a poor move, as ''Dallas'' swiftly overtook the show in ratings. And then ''Miami Vice'' was moved to Sundays.Sundays and ratings were sent into a further downward spiral. Adding insult to injury, the network proceeded to "burn off" four Season 5 episodes just before the series finale, and these episodes would not be broadcast until a year later.



** Creator/RichardDeanAnderson, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NickNolte and Creator/MickeyRourke were considered for Sonny Crockett.

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** The initial conception of the show started as a feature film titled "Gold Coast". When it was decided to make it a television series instead, the name still stuck for a bit before being titled "Miami Vice".
** Creator/RichardDeanAnderson, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NickNolte and Creator/MickeyRourke were considered for Sonny Crockett. Don Johnson was nearly turned down for the part due to being involved in four failed pilots in a row prior to this show.
21st May '17 1:38:35 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* OldShame: Edward James Olmos all but pretends his time on the show didn't happen, despite winning an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his performance as Lieutenant Castillo.



* TheRedStapler: While initially leery of the show's focus on crime, Miami tourism officials credit the series for transforming the impression of the city from a retirement community to a fun and exciting place for young people to visit.

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While initially leery of the show's focus on crime, Miami tourism officials credit the series for transforming the impression of the city from a retirement community to a fun and exciting place for young people to visit.visit.
** The suits, sunglasses, cars, and Bren Ten handgun used or worn by Crockett all became wildly popular thanks to the show.



* The cool undercover cops of the previous decade ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'', John Michael Glaser and David Soul individually directed several episodes.

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* The cool undercover cops of the previous decade ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'', John Michael Glaser and David Soul individually directed several episodes.
19th May '17 10:47:41 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* DoingItForTheArt: The show's commitment to film-like visual quality made it one of the most expensive television series ever produced at the time, with the production going so far as to repaint buildings and vehicles that didn't fit its "no earth tones" color scheme. Somewhat humorously, the budget for each episode exceeded the entire annual budget of the real Miami Police Vice Unit.

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* DoingItForTheArt: The show's commitment to film-like visual production quality made it one of the most expensive television series ever produced at the time, with the production going so far as to repaint buildings and vehicles that didn't fit its "no earth tones" color scheme. scheme during earlier seasons. Somewhat humorously, the budget for each episode individual episodes often exceeded the entire annual budget of the real Miami Miami-Dade Police Vice Unit.



* TheRedStapler: Miami tourism officials credit the series for transforming the impression of the city from a retirement community to a fun and exciting place for young people to visit.
* ReferencedBy: For ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Creator/JamesMcAvoy has said in numerous interviews that Charles' suits were ripped off from the iconic outfits worn by Detective James "Sonny" Crockett. Don Johnson's wardrobe ignited a fashion trend in the mid-'80s, and since ''Apocalypse'' takes place in 1983, one year before ''Series/MiamiVice'''s debut, it appears that Xavier was ahead of his time style-wise. Creator/MichaelFassbender [[http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/michael-fassbender-and-the-coming-apocalypse/ mentions]] that Erik Lehnsherr has a suit which was inspired by Detective Ricardo "Rico" Stubbs, Crockett's partner.

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* TheRedStapler: While initially leery of the show's focus on crime, Miami tourism officials credit the series for transforming the impression of the city from a retirement community to a fun and exciting place for young people to visit.
* ReferencedBy: For ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Creator/JamesMcAvoy has said in numerous interviews that Charles' suits were ripped off from the iconic outfits worn by Detective James "Sonny" Crockett. Don Johnson's wardrobe ignited a fashion trend in the mid-'80s, and since ''Apocalypse'' takes place in 1983, one year before ''Series/MiamiVice'''s debut, it appears that Xavier was ahead of his time style-wise. Creator/MichaelFassbender [[http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/michael-fassbender-and-the-coming-apocalypse/ mentions]] that Erik Lehnsherr has a suit which was inspired by Detective Ricardo "Rico" Stubbs, Tubbs, Crockett's partner.



** All these things came to a head late in filming when, at one rough location in the Dominican Republic, shots, ''real'' shots, were exchanged on set. Foxx ''immediately'' went to his plane and flew back to the U.S. He told the studio he was not going to any more overseas locations for the production. Mann had to rewrite the ending as a result, reportedly making it less dramatic than he had wanted.

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** All these things came to a head late in filming when, at one rough location in the Dominican Republic, shots, ''real'' shots, were ''actual'' gunfire was exchanged on set. Foxx ''immediately'' went to his plane and flew back to the U.S. He told the studio he was not going to any more overseas locations for the production. Mann had to rewrite the ending as a result, reportedly making it less dramatic than he had wanted.
19th May '17 12:16:24 AM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* DoingItForTheArt: The show's commitment to film-like visual quality made it one of the most expensive television series ever produced at the time, with the production going so far as to repaint buildings and vehicles that didn't fit its "no earth tones" color scheme. Somewhat humorously, the budget for each episode exceeded the entire annual budget of the real Miami Police Vice Unit.
4th Jan '17 10:37:43 AM PrimeEvil
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* TheMovie: The first five episodes were edited together and released on video as ''Miami Vice: The Movie''. A later story arc was released in the same way and entitled ''Miami Vice II: The Prodigal Son''.
17th Nov '16 1:22:02 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/RichardDeanAnderson, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NickNolte and Mickey Rourke were considered for Sonny Crockett.

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** Creator/RichardDeanAnderson, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NickNolte and Mickey Rourke Creator/MickeyRourke were considered for Sonny Crockett.



** Between when he was cast and the start of production, Jamie Foxx won an Oscar, greatly increasing his ego and his demands. He got way more money, so much that Farrell had to take a slight pay cut and causing a great deal of tension between the two (who, remember, are supposed to be playing partners). He then began refusing to fly commercial, making the studio pay for a private jet for him (sometimes flying him as far as Uruguay). Then he wouldn't do scenes on boats or planes.

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** Between when he was cast and the start of production, Jamie Foxx Creator/JamieFoxx won an Oscar, greatly increasing his ego and his demands. He got way more money, so much that Farrell had to take a slight pay cut and causing a great deal of tension between the two (who, remember, are supposed to be playing partners). He then began refusing to fly commercial, making the studio pay for a private jet for him (sometimes flying him as far as Uruguay). Then he wouldn't do scenes on boats or planes.



** After a shooting incident on the Dominican Republic set of the film, Jamie Foxx packed up and left, refusing to work outside the US. This forced a complete rewrite of the film's ending. While one crew member publicly stated that the revised ending was "much less dramatic," [[WordOfGod Mann]], who had written endings for both Miami and Paraguay considered it to be better because it "brought all the conflicting characters together in one arena."

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** After a shooting incident on the Dominican Republic set of the film, Jamie Foxx Creator/JamieFoxx packed up and left, refusing to work outside the US. This forced a complete rewrite of the film's ending. While one crew member publicly stated that the revised ending was "much less dramatic," [[WordOfGod Mann]], who had written endings for both Miami and Paraguay considered it to be better because it "brought all the conflicting characters together in one arena."
17th Nov '16 1:21:08 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* OldShame: Creator/ColinFarrell admits that he doesn't like the film very much.

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* FakeNationality: Irishman Creator/CiaranHinds as the presumably Japanese-American FBI Agent John Fujima.
* OldShame: Creator/ColinFarrell admits that he doesn't like the film very much. He told Total Film:
-->"I didn't like it so much - I thought it was style over substance and I accept a good bit of the responsibility. It was never going to be ''Film/LethalWeapon'', but I think we missed an opportunity to have a friendship that also had some elements of fun".



** Olmos was offered the chance to reprise his role as Castillo in the 2006 film, but was busy filming ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' at the time.

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** Olmos was offered the chance to reprise his role as Castillo in the 2006 film, but was busy filming ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' at the time.time.
** Creator/TomCruise, Creator/BradPitt and Creator/MatthewMcConaughey were all considered for Sonny Crockett.
** Creator/WillSmith, Creator/DenzelWashington, and Creator/SamuelLJackson were considered for the role of Ricardo Tubbs.
7th Sep '16 6:10:34 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorAllusion: Sonny Crockett's pet alligator on the show is named Elvis. Don Johnson played Music/ElvisPresley a few years earlier in the made-for-TV movie ''Elvis and the Beauty Queen''.
* ActorSharedBackground: Sort of. According to Sonny Crockett's character history he volunteered for military service in Vietnam in the early seventies. This is based on the real actions of Don Johnson who attempted to join the United States Marine Corps around that time. However, unlike Crockett who served a combat tour in Vietnam, Johnson was rejected by the marines due to a criminal conviction for drug possession.



* TheRedStapler: Miami tourism officials credit the series for transforming the impression of the city from a retirement community to a fun and exciting place for young people to visit.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/RichardDeanAnderson, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NickNolte and Mickey Rourke were considered for Sonny Crockett.
** Creator/DenzelWashington was considered for Ricardo Tubbs.
** Glenn Frey was originally set to reprise his role as Jimmy the pilot (from "Smuggler's Blues") in the episode "Trust Fund Pirates," but scheduling issues resulted in his character being replaced by a fellow pilot who had taken over Jimmy's hangar.
** The third-season opener ("When Irish Eyes Are Smiling") was intended to be a two-hour special, similar to the second-season premiere "The Prodigal Son," and would have had Crockett and Tubbs travel to Ireland to deal with a religious terrorist.
** Creator/DennisHopper was supposed to guest star in "Out Where the Buses Don't Run", but dropped out due to monetary issues.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Glenn Frey was originally set to reprise his role as Jimmy the pilot (from "Smuggler's Blues") in the episode "Trust Fund Pirates," but scheduling issues resulted in his character being replaced by a fellow pilot who had taken over Jimmy's hangar.
** The third-season opener ("When Irish Eyes Are Smiling") was intended to be a two-hour special, similar to the second-season premiere "The Prodigal Son," and would have had Crockett and Tubbs travel to Ireland to deal with a religious terrorist.
* The cool undercover cops of the previous decade ''StarskyAndHutch'', John Michael Glaser and David Soul individually directed several episodes.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Glenn Frey was originally set to reprise his role as Jimmy the pilot (from "Smuggler's Blues") in the episode "Trust Fund Pirates," but scheduling issues resulted in his character being replaced by a fellow pilot who had taken over Jimmy's hangar.
** The third-season opener ("When Irish Eyes Are Smiling") was intended to be a two-hour special, similar to the second-season premiere "The Prodigal Son," and would have had Crockett and Tubbs travel to Ireland to deal with a religious terrorist.
* The cool undercover cops of the previous decade ''StarskyAndHutch'', ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'', John Michael Glaser and David Soul individually directed several episodes.



* OldShame: Colin Farrell admits that he doesn't like the film very much.

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* OldShame: Colin Farrell Creator/ColinFarrell admits that he doesn't like the film very much.
29th Aug '16 8:10:40 PM PaulA
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* YouLookFamiliar:
** Bill Smitrovich plays the turncoat detective Scottie Wheeler in the pilot episode and DEA Commander Burr in "The Prodigal Son".
** Martin Ferrero played the assassin Trini Desoto in the pilot and informant Izzy Moreno for the rest of the series.
** Miguel Pinero played the druglord (and first BigBad of the series) Esteban Calderone in the first season, and a member of the Revilla drug cartel in the second-season opener "The Prodigal Son".
** Dan Hedaya played an Internal Affairs officer in the first season, and a villain in the second-season episode "Payback".
31st Jul '16 12:53:10 AM timotaka
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Crockett's Ferrari Daytona which he drove for the first two seasons was actually a mock-up frame built over another car's chassis to cut costs. Enzo Ferrari himself became so angry about how much attention this fake Ferrari was getting that he offered to provide a genuine Ferrari to be used in the filming on the condition that Crockett's old car was removed from the series. This led to a memorable scene in the third season where an undercover Crockett insults the equipment an arms dealer (played by Creator/JeffFahey) is selling, who then responds by demonstrating a rocket launcher on Crockett's car.
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