Miami Vice

Season 3 Episode 7

El Viejo

0
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 07, 1986 on NBC
9.3
out of 10
User Rating
39 votes
2

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Crockett and Tubbs keep tabs on a crusty old stranger who plans to cut a deal with a murderous Bolivian drug dealer.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Today
8:00am
ESQUI
9:00am
ESQUI
Friday
8:00am
ESQUI
9:00am
ESQUI
Saturday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Crockett and Tubbs team up with El Viejo to bring down a Bolivian drug dealer.

    9.0
    There are several elements in this episode that make it one of my favorites in the Miami Vice series. First, there's Bon Jovi's song Wanted Dead Or Alive that plays early in the episode. Then, there's the guest appearance by Willie Nelson. Willie's not a great actor, maybe not even a good one, but it's still pretty cool to see a country music icon appear on one of the most popular TV series of the decade of the 80s. Also, Willie portrays a retired Texas Ranger. Like Crockett, this has long been a favorite subject of mine.



    The first time you watch this episode, there are many twists. Like, how does the murder of the DEA agent in the opening sequence fit in, other than to establish that the Bolivian is a really bad guy? Is Willie Nelson's character just some random old man that shows up during an undercover operation and winds up with the Bolivian's favorite briefcase, which just happens to carry 2 kilos of blow? Why is Willie pawning a 1930s era Peacemaker pistol, why does he have the pistol in the first place, and what's up with all the old pictures of cowboys in his hotel room?



    I won't spoil the episode for those who haven't seen it, but as the mystery begins to reveal itself, the answers will become apparent. Overall, an excellent episode. Watch it if you get the opportunity.moreless
  • I just finished this one. Willie Nelson is not a great actor, so I wasn\'t disappointed in that. The story was weak, too. The best part was seeing Steve Buscemi. He is one of my favorite actors!moreless

    4.8
    A drug deal goes wrong and an undercover cop is killed. Then later Sonny Burnett tries to save a security guard and he gets killed. Willie Nelson tries to be tough, but he needs to stick to singing. Not much of a story, but they can\'t all be good. I liked the music. They played Bon Jovi. Wanted-Dead or Alive. It was good. The hotel manager is a nice guy. There is a big semi in the movie. Willie Nelson can\'t act. I need eighteen more words and then I can stop so here is five more words and bye.moreless
Don Johnson

Don Johnson

Det. James "Sonny" Crockett

John Diehl

John Diehl

Det. Lawrence "Larry" Zito

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

Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi

Rickles

Guest Star

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

El Viejo

Guest Star

Anwar Zayden

Anwar Zayden

Mendez, The Bolivian

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More
Less