Miami Vice

Ended / 7:00pm NBC US 45 min.
Miami Vice centers around the unlikely partnership of Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas), two undercover detectives from the Miami Police Departmentís vice squad battling against drug trafficking and prostitution in the cityís seamy underworld. Its use of New Wave music and colorful Italian menís fashion was groundbreaking and the series had a defining influence on the popular culture of the 1980s.

Season 5

21 Episodes

Tubbs' old flame Valerie returns to Miami to assist an old friend and her goddaughter. Tubbs wants to renew his relationship with Valerie, but she is intent on rescuing her friend from the threats of a drug dealer.
Jan 25 1990
Agent Joey Harden returns to assist Crockett as part of a new division, Youth Crime Unit, that was formed by a previous partner. The YCU investigates a college professor that has created a new designer drug, Bliss.
Jun 28 1989
A vigilante believes he is a superhero, Miracle Man. His efforts to rid Miami of "drug dealing slim" intefers with Tubbs & Switek's operations.
Jun 21 1989
Former mob boss Al Lombard, who was believed to be dead, returns with a different perspective on his life, to try to convince his beloved son to stay out of the mafia family business.
Jun 14 1989
Crockett & Tubbs embark on what they see as a suicide mission. They are recruited by a Special Drug Taskforce to escort the corrupt dictator of Costa Morada, a fictional Revolution ravaged Latin American country. Gen. Manuel Borbon has promised to reveal the members of the most powerful South American drug cartel. Crockett & Tubbs are faced with what might be their final showdown.
May 21 1989
Holocaust survivors are being murdered in Miami. Crockett and Switek infiltrate a White-supremacist group that might be responsible.
May 05 1989
In the midst of working an undercover assignment, Crockett and Tubbs come across a clandestine vigilante group of frustrated law enforcement officers working within the department. Aware of Sonny and Rico's own frustration with how easily the bad guys seem to circumvent the law, the vigilante organization offers them an opportunity to join in. Lieutenant Castillo encourages them to accept the offer and work undercover in ferreting out the identities of everyone involved and to make sure that no one gets hurt. Unfortunately, that is too tall an order for his detectives to accomplish successfully.
Apr 28 1989
Crockett & Tubbs help an NYPD detective retrieve a stolen 15th century Madonna statue in the possession of a mob family.
Mar 17 1989
A dark, chilling episode in which Tubbs is held prisoner - along with a drug dealer, a young prostitute and a prison psychologist - in the personal dungeon (complete with electric chair) of a supposedly reformed, freed killer who he once put behind bars. One of the highlights of Season 5.
Mar 10 1989
Crockett's cousin Jack, the black sheep of the family, gets him mixed up in a scheme. Jack must repay a $50,000 debt.
Mar 03 1989
The irresponsible son of a fierce, anti-drug-minded Congresswoman jeopardizes his mother's political career when he incurs the wrath of a British drug lord by stealing his shipment of drugs.
Feb 17 1989
While undercover, Tubbs falls for the widow of a slain drug kingpin. Crockett must leave to help his son deal with the pregnancy of his remarried mother.
Feb 10 1989
Crockett & Tubbs investigate an attorney who defends drug dealers, then steals and resells their drugs.
Feb 03 1989
Switek sinks into drinking and gambling when thugs convince him to talk a friend's son, a major college quarterback, into throwing a game.
Jan 20 1989
Crockett & Tubbs use Trudy as a decoy to lure a sadistic serial killer who preys on call girls.
Jan 13 1989
Crockett & Tubbs reluctantly comply with an FBI request to guard their key witness in a drug overlord's trial.
Dec 16 1988
Tubbs & Castillo attempt to intervene in a drug deal in which government agents want no police interference.
Dec 09 1988
Ordered to take time off, Crockett's vacation is cut short when he is kidnapped by 3 homicidal prison escapees.
Dec 02 1988
Castillo grapples with emotions while protecting his ex-wife from a drug kingpin trying to kill her current husband.
Nov 18 1988
As now drug-lord Crockett's memory returns, Tubbs feels his partner has gone bad and must be destroyed.
Nov 11 1988
Still thinking he is really Sonny Burnett, Crockett starts a war between the crime family he has joined and a rival clan.
Nov 04 1988

Season 4

22 Episodes

A concussion leaves Crockett thinking he is his drug dealer alter-ego Burnett and goes to work for a Colombian crime boss.
May 06 1988
A murder case that hits close to home reunites Crockett with the man who used him to trick his way off Death Row.
Apr 29 1988
Sonny and Rico work undercover with a big dealer, Ricque "Loco" Mendez. During the police intervention, Sonny shot Loco, and the girlfriend of Loco shot Sonny. Members of the vice squad reminisce while Crockett lies close to death from the gunshot wound. We see why the other policemen love Sonny. At the end, we understand why Sonny is a cop.
Apr 15 1988
The mobster who killed Crockett's friend is released from prison.
Apr 01 1988
When a string of murders is linked to another unit, Crockett & Tubbs believe an undercover officer may be the killer.
Mar 18 1988
The highly publicized release of a convicted rapist makes Trudy fear that the man's victim may have revenge on her mind.
Mar 11 1988
Crockett & Tubbs want to bring in a serial killer, but fear that it may blow their covers to break too soon.
Mar 04 1988
Tubbs relates to American Indians trying to save their homeland.
Feb 26 1988
Crockett & Tubbs suspect a Chilean police chief in a double murder.
Feb 19 1988
A prominent senatorial candidate is arrested during a raid of a mobile whorehouse.
Feb 12 1988
A cowboy's larcenous attempt to improve his cattle attracts attention from the US government, Cuban Communists, and Izzy.
Feb 05 1988
Two music executives try to ruin Caitlin's comeback by exposing Crockett as drug kingpin Burnett.
Jan 22 1988
Newlywed Caitlin fears Crockett's latest undercover assignment as bait for a killer at a dating service will make her a widow.
Jan 15 1988
An executive's murder alerts Castillo to Yakuza presence in Miami, but the arrival of a Japanese investigator is no help.
Dec 04 1987
Crockett is assigned to guard a recording star who is a witness in a payola scandal, and ends up falling in love.
Nov 20 1987
A man's body disappears from the morgue. Trudy has an encounter with UFOs.
Nov 13 1987
The return of a kingpin's financial wizard son sets off speculations in the Miami underworld.
Nov 06 1987
Crockett agonizes about shooting a child during a weapons investigation.
Oct 30 1987
Two factions fight for possession of a dead reggae legend's body.
Oct 23 1987
An actress' on-screen murder propels Crockett & Tubbs to investigate the film's flaky director.
Oct 16 1987
The fury of feuding TV evangelists hits Tubbs when he is accused raping a parishoner.
Oct 02 1987
By scaring the jury into a mistrial, a mobster hopes to buy time to find and silence the witness Crockett is protecting.
Sep 25 1987

Season 3

24 Episodes

An East German spy seeks to avenge the murder of Gina's mother in Cuba 26 years earlier, and uses her to lure the killer out.
May 08 1987
An actor/writer is in danger when he steals a drug dealer's briefcase and the vital information it contains.
May 01 1987
A motorcycle gang seeks to avenge a drug-dealing comrade's death by killing off his former customers.
Apr 03 1987
Crockett & Tubbs probe drug busts ruined by phony federal agents who disappear with the evidence.
Mar 27 1987
Crockett & Tubbs seek a murder witness, unaware that she works for a madame who is Sonny's lover.
Mar 20 1987
Tubbs searches desperately for the source of information leaks about future busts.
Mar 13 1987
The electronics whiz providing Crockett & Tubbs with surveillance devices also outfits their drug-dealing quarry.
Feb 27 1987
Tubbs finds out that his "raffle prize" --- a week in the Caribbean --- is set up by a vengeful con and the Calderones to lure him out of his jurisdiction.
Feb 20 1987
Theresa 3x16
Crockett's romantic entanglement with a heroin-addicted doctor jeopardizes his case against a dealer.
Feb 13 1987
Castillo is not the only one to realize that a series of prostitute murders matches the M.O. of killings in Vietnam in the early 70s; the cops get help on the case from a man claiming to be a Vietnamese inspector.
Feb 06 1987
Crockett & Tubbs stumble onto a plot by fanatical Cuban commandos to assassinate an important Cuban diplomat.
Jan 23 1987
Switek is outraged by Internal Affairs' findings; Crockett and Tubbs' TV gambit may prove fatal when a mobster reclaims the action lost to Guzman.
Jan 16 1987
Zito reluctantly uses a boxer as bait to help the vice squad nail a former drug kingpin involved in bookmaking; it ends in tragedy and the loss of a comrade for the vice cops.
Jan 09 1987
New leads persuade Crockett that a man he put on death row might be innocent, but a campaign-conscious DA is reluctant to help.
Dec 12 1986
An undercover cop and his hooker lover help the detectives find the source of some pharmaceutical grade cocaine.
Dec 05 1986
Unexpected contraband--babies and a stowaway mother seeking the child taken from her--puts the cops on the trail of an adoption ring.
Nov 21 1986
Tubbs' former partner frames him when he abducts a chemist for some drug dealers.
Nov 14 1986
Crockett & Tubbs keep tabs on a crusty old stranger who plans to cut a deal with a murderous Bolivian drug dealer.
Nov 07 1986
Crockett tries to nail a psychotic murderer by thinking like his quarry, despite the fact that another cop using that tactic wound up in a psych ward.
Oct 31 1986
A star high school athlete, arrested for delivering heroin, agrees to help Crockett trap a 15-year-old drug lord; it turns ugly.
Oct 24 1986
Tubbs poses as a con to expose prison guards who are extorting drugs from inmates, and killing those who refuse.
Oct 17 1986
Crockett and Tubbs are fingered as cops by a Customs agent who's being blackmailed by the drug kingpin the detectives are trying to nail.
Oct 10 1986
Crockett's Vietnam journalist buddy, Ira Stone, is back--claiming to have footage of a secret U.S war in Nicaragua; the trail leads Stone, Crockett & Tubbs to Maynard a.k.a. the elusive Captain Real Estate.
Oct 03 1986
Gina falls for an Irish pacifist who believes there is no point fighting fire with fire anymore - or so she thinks.
Sep 26 1986

Season 2

23 Episodes

The Calderones are back: Angelina reveals that Tubbs fathered her son; and her half-brother has put up a $1 million bounty to revenge her father's death.
May 09 1986
Crockett and Tubbs prevail upon a pilot to stall his retirement from the contraband business long enough to connect them with a band of murderous 20th-century pirates.
May 02 1986
Crockett and Tubbs have trouble keeping a rein on their charge, a recently freed Central American political prisoner who likes to party.
Apr 04 1986
Payback 2x20
A reclusive drug supplier thinks Crockett has the $3 million stolen by the dealer's former employee.
Mar 14 1986
The Fix 2x19
A judge with heavy gambling debts tries to persuade his college all-star son to throw a game. Crockett suspects the judge let a drug dealer go free because of his money troubles.
Mar 07 1986
An interpol agent arouses Crockett's interest --- and Tubbs' suspicion as they search for an international drug dealing assassin.
Feb 21 1986
A Grand Prix driver has a lot on his mind: first-time fatherhood, a race against his legendary dad --- and the fact that he is suspected of killing a teenage prostitute.
Feb 14 1986
A psychotic is dubbed the "Crayon Killer" for leaving behind childlike drawings at murder scenes. Tubbs tries to help a young woman get off the streets.
Jan 31 1986
Efforts to convict a drug dealer who murdered a deputy DA are hampered by a lack of evidence and by a defense attorney disliked by Crockett.
Jan 24 1986
Crockett and Tubbs engage a drug dealer in a game of wits and double-crosses to snare bigger game.
Jan 17 1986
Crockett falls for the wife of a murderous drug dealer and the Feds want the vice cops to give up a protected witness to help bust a major distributor.
Jan 10 1986
Switek has to cool his vendetta against a shady game-show host who could lead the vice cops to an elusive coke dealer.
Dec 13 1985
A journalist that Crockett knew in Vietnam is ready to break a story about "The Sergeant"--a shadowy legend thought to have shipped heroin stateside in body bags.
Dec 06 1985
Gina is out to nail the man who raped her friend but is frustrated by the suspect's wealth and connections --- and by the victim's sudden recantation.
Nov 29 1985
Bushido 2x09
Castillo is contacted by a former associate who's on the run from both the CIA and the KGB.
Nov 22 1985
Tubbs infiltrates a criminal voodoo cult whose leader has returned from Haiti --- and apparently the grave --- to collect an old debt.
Nov 15 1985
Crockett and Tubbs' connection to a major smuggler is a young woman who acts like his girl though she claims to hate him, and whose drug habit may blow the bust.
Nov 08 1985
Buddies 2x06
Crockett is forced to realize that an old Army buddy may be involved with a contract on a young mother's life.
Nov 01 1985
Trudy is torn between love and duty when she learns that her lover's friend is connected to a big-time cocaine dealer.
Oct 25 1985
Crockett and Tubbs question the sanity of a retired vice cop who wants them to chase after a coke dealer thought to be dead.
Oct 18 1985
Crockett, Tubbs & Castillo contact a Santerian priestess to help find the link between ritualistic killings of officers and a group of drug traffickers. Crockett and Izzy try to get the Ferrari back after a city accountant re-possesses it.
Oct 04 1985
Crockett & Tubbs go to Manhattan to find a group of Colombian drug dealers who are killing federal agents.
Sep 27 1985
Crockett & Tubbs go to Manhattan to find a group of Colombian drug dealers who are killing federal agents.
Sep 27 1985

Season 1

23 Episodes

Lombard 1x23
After crime boss Al Lombard is subpeonaed to testify against the Family, Crockett & Tubbs are assigned to provide his protective custody.
May 10 1985
Evan 1x22
A former Vice member, Evan Freed, is now working undercover with ATF to bring down an arms dealer. Sonny and Evan have a mysterious past that Tubbs is determined to learn. They must reconcile long enough to calibrate efforts in the weapons sting.
May 03 1985
While three joyriding teenage boys embark on a murderous, drug induced rampage, Sonny is distracted by a new romance.
Mar 29 1985
Crockett resents Castillo's attack on his mentor during an investigation of a string of brutal burglaries in wealthy neighborhoods.
Mar 15 1985
By day, Switek and Zito supervise a pair of jive-talking master informants; by night, they're sharing quarters with Switek's girlfriend --- who's also Zito's ex.
Mar 08 1985
Tubbs is taken hostage by a gang in an abandoned hotel, thanks to the would-be heroics of a cop trying to avenge his partner's murder.
Feb 22 1985
Tubbs is reunited with an old flame, an NYPD detective, looking for her missing sister. While he and Crockett are searching for a call girl's killer.
Feb 08 1985
Crockett & Tubbs are recruited by DEA to pose as drug smugglers in an effort to expose someone in law enforcement who is murdering drug dealers and their families.
Feb 01 1985
Castillo asks Crockett & Tubbs to help him find an old adversary, a drug smuggler who has kidnapped his former wife.
Jan 18 1985
When Crockett & Tubbs masquerade as hotel security acting as pimps, they uncover an operation to rip-off the hotel vault.
Jan 11 1985
Two naive New Yorkers hope for one big score running coke from Colombia to Miami.
Jan 04 1985
Crockett thinks that a wealthy industrialist's son nailed in a heroin bust could lead them to bigger connections in the supply network.
Dec 14 1984
In court, Crockett refuses to identify an informant and spends more time in jail than the drug dealer he is trying to bust. Gina and Trudy infiltrate a prostitution ring. Gina is placed in a compromising position when they are suspicious that she is not a hooker.
Dec 07 1984
Glades 1x10
Crockett and Tubbs wade through the Everglades after a witness who bolted from custody and must testify in 48 hours.
Nov 30 1984
Crockett's renovated cigarette boat is used in an operation to stop a man who smuggles drugs using his speedboat racing hobby.
Nov 16 1984
Federal agents join Crockett and Tubbs to stop an arms dealer from selling stolen Stingers.
Nov 09 1984
Crockett attempts to help an old flame free herself from a racketeer, then is framed for taking bribes. Martin Castillo becomes the squad's new Lieutenant.
Nov 02 1984
While on the trail of Calderone in Bimini, Tubbs falls in love with a woman who forces him to consider his loyalties.
Oct 26 1984
Tubbs works to save Crockett and his family from falling victim to an Argentinean assassin hired by Calderon.
Oct 19 1984
Crockett and Tubbs must enlist the help of an unreliable petty thief to bust a drug operation run by a trio of homicidal Jamaicans.
Oct 05 1984
Crockett and Tubbs are skeptical of rumors that an undercover FBI agent has betrayed an operation. Switek and Zito setup a burglary sting operation.
Sep 28 1984
Miami Vice Squad detective James 'Sonny' Crockett has just lost his partner, Eddie Rivera, in a car bombing. Crockett was investigating Esteban Calderone, a Colombian cocaine dealer, when he meets a New York City narcotics detective, Rafael Tubbs. Since they are having difficulties approaching Calderone, Crockett and Tubbs are forced to work together. Crockett later confronts "Rafael" and discovers that he is actually Ricardo, Rafael's younger brother and a New York detective, who is seeking revenge on Calderone for killing his brother. They agree to work together and Calderone is collared, but he pays $2 million bail and escapes. In the end, Crockett persuades Tubbs to enter a career in "Southern law enforcement." NOTE: This was originally a two-hour pilot movie, but in syndication it is shown as two separate episodes.
Sep 16 1984
Miami Vice Squad detective James 'Sonny' Crockett has just lost his partner, Eddie Rivera, in a car bombing. Crockett was investigating Esteban Calderone, a Colombian cocaine dealer, when he meets a New York City narcotics detective, Rafael Tubbs. Since they are having difficulties approaching Calderone, Crockett and Tubbs are forced to work together. Crockett later confronts "Rafael" and discovers that he is actually Ricardo, Rafael's younger brother and a New York detective, who is seeking revenge on Calderone for killing his brother. They agree to work together and Calderone is collared, but he pays $2 million bail and escapes. In the end, Crockett persuades Tubbs to enter a career in "Southern law enforcement." NOTE: This was originally a two-hour pilot movie, but in syndication it is shown as two separate episodes.
Sep 16 1984