Miami Vice

Season 4 Episode 9

Rising Sun of Death

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Dec 04, 1987 on NBC
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An executive's murder alerts Castillo to Yakuza presence in Miami, but the arrival of a Japanese investigator is no help.

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  • Another gem in this classic series!

    9.3
    Anytime you let Castillo shine, the episode becomes 100% better. Once again, the series delves into the First Season leanings of Castillo's connection to his Deep Asian roots. I was always amazed at this brilliant move. Martin Castillo is Latin, yet seems more like a Shaolin monk with his quiet resonance and deep mysterious beliefs. Originally Gregory Sierra was cast as the lieutenant until he begged to be released from his contract because he "didn't like Miami". I've always wondered if there's more to that story. Somehow, when Edward James Olmos joined the cast, it was like the last piece of the puzzle. It just all fit! Early on, we were introduced to Castillo's Asian connection which began during the Vietnam War. What a joy it was for them to bring it back in such a strong manner with the Japanese Yakuza storyline and who bgetter than Castillo to be in the forefront. For those critics and cynics who felt Miami Vice became a shell of itself by Season Four, I beg to differ. This episode is a must for any fan. It's stylish, shot very well, and the soundtrack fits perfectly. Everything you'd see in Season One is right here.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

R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey

Ernest Haskell, homicide detective

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Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Fujitsu

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Danny Kamekona

Danny Kamekona

Agawa

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Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton

Caitlin Davies-Crockett

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