Miami Vice

Season 4 Episode 5

Child's Play

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 30, 1987 on NBC
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Crockett agonizes about shooting a child during a weapons investigation.

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  • Sonny Crockett is a real man. Here are his faults.

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    One of the two best episodes of season 4 (see Deliver Us From Evil) this is a riveting episode no matter how you slice it.



    On a domestic call, Sonny inadvertently shoots a teenage boy. The usual outcry from people less interested in justice than promoting themselves ensues. More important, Sonny is torn up about it.



    He tries to reconnect with his own son, Billy, as ex Caroline drops her engaugement news on Sonny and tries to convince him to give up parental rights.



    The problem with the case is that no one is who them seem to be. While more well known now, Ving Rames and Danitra Vance are wonderful as the "parents" and Issac Hayes shines in a small role.



    Even after a final revelation about the boy's identity comes out, Crockett doesn't change his stance. He also makes a decision about Billy too.



    The emtional tug of war between Crockett and Castillo is a highlight of the series.moreless
Don Johnson

Don Johnson

Det. James "Sonny" Crockett

Olivia Brown

Olivia Brown

Det. Trudy Joplin

Michael Talbott

Michael Talbott

Det. Stanley "Stan" Switek

Saundra Santiago

Saundra Santiago

Det. Gina Navarro Calabrese

Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos

Lt. Martin Castillo

Philip Michael Thomas

Philip Michael Thomas

Det. Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs

Danitra Vance

Danitra Vance

Annette

Guest Star

Ving Rhames

Ving Rhames

Walker Monroe

Guest Star

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Holiday

Guest Star

Belinda Montgomery

Belinda Montgomery

Caroline Crockett

Recurring Role

Parris Buckner

Parris Buckner

Bob

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In the teaser, when Crockett and Tubbs are on a stakeout, it's obvious Don Johnson had to loop dialogue in at a later time. We clearly hear Sonny saying the words, "You can't do an honest day's of work in this neighborhood...", but as he turns his head his lips aren't moving.

    • Watch closely while Crockett drives his Ferrari through the night - it is a shot filmed from Season 3 and the spiky hair style he had only in season 3 is noticible - and completely different than the longer locks from the actual episode.

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  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Die Killer".

    • Music: "Forever Tonight" by Jan Hammer (at the very beginning); "Crockett's Return" (a variation of Crockett's Theme) by Jan Hammer (while Sonny is driving back from meeting his son); "Race Against Time" by U2 (towards the end).

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