History Trivia / MiamiVice

29th Nov '17 5:33:40 PM MatthewRenn
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* FakeNationality: Irishman Creator/CiaranHinds as the presumably Japanese-American FBI Agent John Fujima.

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Irishman Creator/CiaranHinds as the presumably Japanese-American FBI Agent John Fujima.Fujima.
** Chinese actress {{Gong Li}} plays a second-generation Sino-Cuban.
1st Oct '17 4:15:48 AM ClintEastwood
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The "cutting-edge" technology seen is quite funny to look at in retrospect. Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs have to pose as undercover drug dealers for the purposes of their job, and subsequently have access to all the latest tools and technology. The series establishes this early on in the third episode, with a scene shot solely to emphasize the fact that Crockett has a car phone (and the receiver looks like a giant brick).
27th Sep '17 10:14:00 AM ClintEastwood
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Every single thing that was good and bad about TheEighties is on display with this show.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Every single thing The series exemplified some of the most prevalent trends of the era (and created several of them), including a heavy focus on synth-rock and popular songs of the time, the usage of pastel colors in their clothing and many instances of TechnologyMarchesOn. One could likely fill an entire page detailing all the dated examples found throughout the series.
** The second season opener, "The Prodigal Son", is of particular note. Among other things, it has music from Billy Ocean and Huey Lewis and the News, a woman wearing a dress with massive shoulder pads and a climax
that takes place at the World Trade Center.
** However the tone of the show averts the trope. Most cop shows of the era had a light tone, villain of the week, flat characters, always get their guy, etc. ''Miami Vice'' had some very slow pacing for the time, story arcs which could last all or part of a season, lots of character development, and often bittersweet or downer endings. Its grim tone
was good and bad about TheEighties is on display much more in line with this show.current shows like ''Series/BreakingBad'', ''Series/TheCloser'', etc.
10th Sep '17 10:27:09 AM ClintEastwood
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* HostilityOnTheSet: Don Johnson and Creator/EdwardJamesOlmos often argued during the first season due to their different acting styles. Olmos used his anger towards Johnson for his character in their scenes together. In some episodes, Lt. Castillo never looks at Crockett at all.



* 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.

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* OldShame: Edward James Olmos Creator/EdwardJamesOlmos 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.


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* WorkingTitle: The show was originally to be called ''Gold Coast'' (as shown in advance TV promos), but with the characters shouting "Miami Vice!" so much in the show, it seemed a better choice for the title.
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."
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