A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
Ricardo Tubbs is urbane and dead smart. He lives with Bronx-born Intel analyst Trudy, as they work undercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders. Sonny Crockett [to the untrained eye, his presentation may seem unorthodox, but procedurally, he is sound] is charismatic and flirtatious until - while undercover working with the supplier of the South Florida group - he gets romantically entangled with Isabella, the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drugs trafficker. The best undercover identity is oneself with the volume turned up and restraint unplugged. The intensity of the case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge where identity and fabrication become blurred, where cop and player become one - especially for Crockett in his romance with Isabella and for Tubbs in the provocation of an assault on those he loves. Written by
The line that Isabella tells Sonny she got in a fortune; "life is short, time is luck" was previously used in the movie Heat (1995) in the scene where Neil McCauley is trying to convince Eady to leave with him. It was also used in Manhunter (1986) by Molly when talking to Will Graham. See more »
The aircraft which they are using to transport drugs out of Columbia is an Adam A500. They have been instructed to transport and deliver 1,000 Kg of drugs. However, the Adam A500 has an empty weight of 2,427 kg, and a gross weight of 3,175 kg (gross weight is fully loaded, including passengers / pilot and fuel). So the aircraft they are using is only capable of transporting a weight of 748 Kg, including fuel, passengers, and cargo. It would be impossible for them to transport themselves and 1,000 Kg of drugs on one plane in one load, although it is a pretty cool looking aircraft. See more »
Although there were no opening credits in the theatrical release, the Unrated Director's Cut contains credits over a new sequence that opens the film. Once the credits are done, the film begins in the nightclub scene that opened the theatrical version. See more »
Just saw the film today- I am a big fan of Michael Mann' films but I must say I was somewhat disappointed. The story is realistic and believable, the acting was on point for the most part and of course the cinematography was excellent. The films biggest fault-unintelligible dialog. I viewed Miami Vice in a digital surround theater,and the effects-gunshots,helicopters,speedboats,sports cars etc.were plenty clear but I found myself straining to hear most of what the actors were saying. Of course, the heavy accents and macho low voice tones didn't help. Its a good drug/crime action movie but very far from the caliber of films Mann is known for(Heat,Collateral). I remember rushing home in the eighties to see Miami Vice,I don't think I ever missed an episode. Maybe I just expected too much.
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