Before "Friends" and "Seinfeld" the television show that had the most influence on how its audience spoke and dressed was Miami Vice. During the 80s this was the hip show. Everyone watched it and guys emulated the two leads by dressing in pastel colours and no socks. Ah, those were the days! Everything about the show was polished, trendy, cutting edge, and cool. Another thing that really was memorable about the show was the music. Big bands/artists such as U2, The Cure, Guns 'N Roses, and Public Enemy all contributed music to it. All guys wanted to be detectives in vice due to this show, as they wanted the women and the action. The days of Detectives Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson – from television's Nash Bridges) and Rico Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas – appeared in episodes of Good Times and Wonder Woman) were action-packed; there was never a dull moment. This was the fifth and final season of the show.
Episode 1: Hostile Takeover: Crockett has amnesia and he finds himself helping to build a drug empire. Tubbs will try everything to make Crockett remember who he really is before it is too late.
Episode 2: Redemption in Blood: Crockett takes over El Gato's (Jon Polito – Flags of Our Fathers, The Honeymooners) drug empire. He is, however, beginning to remember.
Episode 3: Heart of Night: Lieutenant Castillo (Edward James Olmos – from television's Battlestar Galactica) refinds that lovin' feeling when he helps his ex-wife leave her present husband.
Episode 4: Bad Timing: Crockett finds that even while he is on vacation the work never stops.
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Episode 5: Borrasca: Lieutenant Castillo is being used in a dangerous game and finds himself stuck between a right-wing splinter group and an intelligence group.
Episode 6: Line of Fire: Crockett finds himself in trouble while bringing a secret witness to the St. Vitus' Dance thinking he is protecting him.
Episode 7: Asian Cut: Four prostitutes are murdered and it bothers Detective Trudy Brown (Olivia Brown – from television's 7th Heaven) when she finds out they have been branded with Asian markings.
Episode 8: Hard Knocks: A detective who has a large gambling debt believes that the only way out is to fix a football game.
Episode 9: Fruit of the Poison Tree: A big cocaine dealer is set free due to his legal teams corrupt ways.
Episode 10: To Have and To Hold: Crocket goes to see his son while Tubbs and Billy (Clayton Barclay Jones – Lassie – 1994) get caught in a drug cartel's crossfire.
Episode 11: Miami Squeeze: Crockett and Tubbs investigate a vocal anti-drug congressman.
Episode 12: Jack of All Trades: Sonny's cousin Jack (David Andrews – Stealth, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) causes him a whole heap of problems.
Episode 13: The Cell Within: Tubbs does not want to go to dinner with a sociopath who claims to be reformed.
Episode 14: The Lost Madonna: Crockett and Tubbs try to locate a stolen 15th century statue, which is linked to a missing load of cocaine.
Episode 15: Over the Line: Crockett and Tubbs discover former police officers who have gone over to the other side of the law.
Episode 16: Victim of Circumstance: There are several murders of key witnesses in a trial relating to concentration camp atrocities and Crockett and Tubbs have to find out who's behind it all.
Episode 17: World of Trouble: A former gangster resurfaces when his son is involved in the theft of a dangerous high-tech weapon.
Episode 18: Miracle Man: A so-called superhero causes kinds of problems for Tubbs and Stan Switek (Michael Talbott – National Lampoon's Vacation, Rambo: First Blood).
Episode 19: Leap of Faith: A professor in the process of creating a designer drug ends up killing his students while testing it.
Episode 20: Too Much, Too Late: Tubbs' romance seems doomed when he finds out his ex is holding back some important information.
Episode 21: Freefall: Crockett and Tubbs are sent on a very dangerous mission in which they are to protect a Latin American dictator from death squads and bounty hunters.