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Miami Vice

Season 1 Episode 19

The Home Invaders

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 15, 1985 on NBC
9.4
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Crockett resents Castillo's attack on his mentor during an investigation of a string of brutal burglaries in wealthy neighborhoods.

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  • Crockett & Castillo are brought in to help with a series of brutal home invasions on wealthy families, while Castillo butts heads with the officer in charge who happens to be Sonny's academy mentor.moreless

    9.0
    One of the strengths of this show is its adherence to police procedure-a peccadillo of Michael Mann's, perhaps, but it definitely works in the show's favour. Here we have a string of home invasions, where the perps not only take whatever they can get their hands on, but savagely assault their victims, too. This is their "signature", and it's not a pleasant one. Director Abel Ferrara, never one to shrink from the ugly side of life, brings these thugs to life unflinchingly, thanks to a gritty, tight script by former cop Chuck Adamson. We are also privy to how the police go about catching criminals like these, and some of these scenes are the show's best. There's no Tubbs in this episode, but Castillo makes an excellent partner for Crockett-just as ruthless in his own way as the crooks they're after. Some very violent scenes in this one, even for Miami Vice, but it just adds to the episode's verisimilitude. The way all cop shows should be.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

Brent Jennings

Brent Jennings

Sgt. Hugh Heraty

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Jack Kehoe

Jack Kehoe

Robbery Lt. John Malone

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David Patrick Kelly

David Patrick Kelly

Jerry

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