11 Facts About Miami Vice


Miami Vice is an American crime drama television series created by Anthony Yerkovich and produced by Michael Mann for NBC.

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People magazine states that Miami Vice was the "first show to look really new and different since color TV was invented".

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Miami Vice has become a sort of Barbary Coast of free enterprise gone berserk.

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Miami Vice was one of the first American network television programs to be broadcast in stereophonic sound.

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Miami Vice is to some degree credited with causing a wave of support for the preservation of Miami's famous Art Deco architecture in the mid-1980s to early 1990s; and many of those buildings, among them many beachfront hotels, have been renovated since filming, making that part of South Beach one of South Florida's most popular places for tourists and celebrities.

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Miami Vice is noted for its innovative use of stereo broadcast music, particularly pop and rock hits of the 1980s and the distinctive, synthesized instrumental music of Jan Hammer.

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An iconic scene from the Miami Vice oeuvre involves Crockett and Tubbs driving through Miami at night to Phil Collins' song "In the Air Tonight".

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The allure of the sailboats was such that the Endeavour 42 used for the 1986 season of Miami Vice was sold to a midwest couple, while the Endeavour 40, was sold to a chartering service in Fort Lauderdale.

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Civic leaders in Miami Vice have objected to the show's airing of the city's crime problems all across America.

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Miami Vice was a groundbreaking police program of the 1980s.

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The fact that Crockett and Tubbs were Dade County officers and not City of Miami Vice police represents the growing notion of metro government in Miami Vice.

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