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Miami Vice Redux?

I LOVE(D) MIAMI VICE! (the TV show – the later movie, not so much)

The girls, the guns, the music, the gritty (for then) plot lines.  Being a young married guy at the time, who was shooting I.P.S.C. on Thursday nights, Friday evening was just right for kicking back and imagining my suburban life rebooted as Sonny Crockett.

NBC program director Brandon Tartikoff had put out the request for a new show with the memo:  Give me MTV Cops!

I’d admired the lead actor Don Johnson since A Boy and his Dog, and the fact Michael Mann (the producer/creator who had done the film Thief) hired experts to show the actors proper gun handling and techniques made this TV show too cool.  The Galco custom holster, the Bren 10 pistol (used by Johnson one year, until they could no longer get magazines!), the ubiquitous Weaver stances, Jan Hammer’s music…

Now. Johnson (@ age 64) is himself envisioning a Miami Vice reboot!

The stubbled star talks about being showered with women’s underwear and why the Reagan-era series is ready for a reboot (Rolling Stone)

I loved the show, but, what are they going to call it – Geriatric Vice?

h/t Jerry the Geek

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

10 thoughts on “Miami Vice Redux?

  1. They might as well call it Myocardial Infarction, as most the “low-information” crowd will think it’s a type of crime.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | October 15, 2014, 8:21 am
  2. Hey, maybe he could be the new boss and run LL Cool J and the Bieber a the new cops.

    Posted by Storyteller | October 15, 2014, 3:50 pm
  3. Fun to watch, yes… Realistic? No!!! Leave it alone…

    Posted by Old NFO | October 15, 2014, 5:42 pm
  4. The bad thing about Miami Vice is it may have been the genesis for a lot of bad gun laws. Remember, politicos and other low info voters think that what they see on screen is real life, instead of fantasy.

    Posted by Will | October 16, 2014, 3:13 am
    • Too true! As it is with many movies.
      Lethal Weapon (4)?
      The one with ‘cop killer bullets’? Can penetrate a skip loader shovel, but not two ballistic vests?
      Liberal TV writers make up a story, then watch it, then believe what they watched and call their Congressman!

      Posted by guffaw1952 | October 16, 2014, 8:10 am
  5. My favorite shootout scene with Jim Zubiena.

    Posted by Brass | October 17, 2014, 2:28 pm

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