Miami Vice

Season 3 Episode 15

Duty and Honor (a.k.a. The Savage)

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 06, 1987 on NBC
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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.

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  • A riveting episode and a good American breakfast

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    This is a classic Vice episode devoid of the jokes and coolness. This is classic Vice with substance.



    Castillo recognized a hooker killing crime scene as an exact copy of ones he investigated as a soldier in Viet Nam.



    Also appearing to work the murder is Inspector Trahn (a solid Haing S Ngor) who was with the South Vietnamese intelligence and who persued the Savage alongside Castillo back then.



    Through dilligence, they realize a connection between the hooker killings and polical assasinations of real and suspected communists.



    It isn't really a surprise to find that Coleman is behind hiring the Savage (particularly after he espouses a good American breakfast amidst the Communist talk). But Brad sullivan is great in the role.



    The Savage harbors a secret that explains why he kills the hookers. We find out through a sad tale of Viet Nam veterans who have lost their way, though we see their dignity intact.



    The real shocker isn't the demise of the savage, but the fact that the real Trahn dies before Castillo met the man calling himself Trahn. He discovers that his old friend was North Vietnamese and had assumed Trahn's identity during the war, and maintained his legal connections for all those years. He still considers Castillo his friend.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

Gary Basaraba

Gary Basaraba

Dr. Morris

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Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter

Theresa

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Haing S. Ngor

Haing S. Ngor

Inspector Nguyn Van Trahn

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