All 111 episodes of the American crime television drama, starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as Detectives Sonny Crocket and Rico Tubbs of the Miami Metro-Dade police 'Vice' department. Episodes are: 'Brother's Keeper (1&2)', 'Heart of Darkness', 'Cool Runnin', 'Calderone's Return (1)', 'Calderone's Return (2)', 'One-Eyed Jack', 'No Exit', 'The Great McCarthy', 'Glades', 'Give a Little, Take a Little', 'Little Prince', 'The Milk Run', 'Golden Triangle (1)', 'Golden Triangle (2)', 'Smuggler's Blues', 'Rites of Passage', 'The Maze', 'Made for Each Other', 'The Home Invaders', 'Nobody Lives Forever', 'Evan', 'Lombard', 'The Prodigal Son (Part 1)'; 'The Prodigal Son (Part 2)'; 'Whatever Works'; 'Out Where the Buses Don't Run'; 'The Dutch Oven'; Buddies'; 'Junk Love'; 'Tale of the Goat'; 'Bushido'; 'Bought and Paid For'; 'Back in the World'; 'Phil the Shill'; 'Definitely Miami'; 'Yankee Dollar'; 'One Way Ticket'; 'Little Miss Dangerous'; 'Florence Italy'; 'French Twist'; 'The Fix'; 'Payback'; 'Free Verse'; 'Trust Fund Pirates'; 'Son and Lovers', 'When Irish Eyes Are Crying', 'Stone's War', 'Kill Shot', 'Walk-Alone', 'The Good Collar', 'Shadow in the Dark', 'El Viejo', 'Better Living Through Chemistry', 'Baby Blues', 'Streetwise', 'Forgive Us Our Debts', 'Down for the Count (Part 1)', 'Down for the Count (Part 2)', 'Cuba Libre', 'Savage', 'Theresa', 'The Afternoon Plane', 'Lend Me an Ear', 'Red Tape', 'By Hooker by Crook', 'Knock, Knock, Who's There?', 'Viking Bikers from Hell', 'Everybody's in Showbiz...', 'Heroes of the Revolution', ''Contempt of Court', 'Amen... Send Money', 'Death and the Lady', 'The Big Thaw', 'Child's Play', 'God's Work', 'Missing Hours', 'Like a Hurricane', 'Rising Sun of Death', 'Love at First Sight', 'A Rock and a Hard Place', 'The Cows of October', 'Vote of Confidence', 'Baseballs of Death', 'Indian Wars', 'Honor Among Thieves', 'Hell Hath No Fury...', 'Badge of Dishonor', 'Blood and Roses', 'A Bullet for Crockett', 'Deliver Us from Evil (1)', 'Mirror Image (2)', 'Hostile Takeover', 'Redemption In Blood', 'Heart Of Night', 'Bad Timing', 'Borrasca', 'Line Of Fire', 'Asian Cut' 'Hard Knocks', 'Fruit Of The Poison Tree', 'To Have and To Hold', 'Miami Squeeze', 'Jack Of All Trades', 'The Cell Within', 'The Lost Madonna', 'Over The Line', 'Victims Of Circumstance', 'Freefall', 'World Of Trouble', 'Miracle Man', 'Leap Of Faith' and 'Too Much,Too Late'.
To hear the opening beats of Jan Hammer's percussive, propulsive Miami Vice theme is to be instantly transported back to 1984. But this groundbreaking series, with its cinematic sensibility, cool clothes, and killer soundtrack is no mere blast from the past. It still rocks. This three-disc set would be worthless if it didn't. Music was an integral part of Miami Vice's hip vibe. The soundtrack propelled the stories and established the mood like no series before it. So the first thing you want to know is: Have the music rights been secured for this DVD release? In the pilot episode, does Phil Collins's "In the Air Tonight" still play ominously as vice undercover cops Crockett and Tubbs speed toward a bust? Does Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight" serenade Sonny and Gina on his boat in the episode "One-Eyed Jack?" And what would the benchmark episode, "Smuggler's Blues" be without Glenn Frey's instant classic? From the Rolling Stones on a boombox to Elvis Presley singing "Rubberneckin'" on a TV, Vice's cutting-edge soundtrack has been preserved and honed in 5.1 surround sound glory.
Miami Vice made stars out of Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, and Edward James Olmos, who won an Emmy as the intense, taciturn Lt. Castillo (watching him bust some martial arts moves in "Golden Triangle" is like Yoda cutting lose in Attack of the Clones), but the first season also offers time-capsule glimpses of actors on the cusp of stardom, including a pre-L.A. Law Jimmy Smits in the pilot, a pre-Crime Story Dennis Farina in "One-Eyed Jack," and a pre-Moonlighting Bruce Willis in "No Exit." Miami Vice put a neon sheen on cop-show convention. Its fashion sense (pastel suits, no belt, no socks), and the brilliantly employed freeze frames are still arresting. Miami Vice was a TV watershed, and this DVD set does it full justice. --Donald Liebenson --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.