Miami Vice

Season 2 Episode 21

Trust Fund Pirates

Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 02, 1986 on NBC
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Crockett and Tubbs prevail upon a pilot to stall his retirement from the contraband business long enough to connect them with a band of murderous 20th-century pirates.

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    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

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      • The German episode title is "Piraten".

      • Music: "Miami" (begin) by Randy Newman from album Trouble in Paradise; "Heaven" (Jackson boards yacht) by Simply Red from album Picture Book; "Still in the Game" (bar) by Steve Winwood from album Talking Back to the Night; "Space Invader" (aracde) by The Pretenders from their S/T album; "That Smell" (shooting gallery) by Lynyrd Skynyrd from album Street Survivors; "What You Need" (club) by INXS from album Listen Like Thieves.

      • This is the first episode in a year that Charlie Barnett appeared as Noogie Lamont; reportedly, a drug fueled rage got him banned from the set by Johnson, who refused to do scenes with him. Barnett's next episode would be "Missing Hours" in 1987; he had no scenes with Don Johnson.

      • Tommy Chong's old partner, Cheech Marin, would team up with Don Johnson on Nash Bridges. Chong and Philip Michael Thomas appeared in the same episode of that series.

      • Richard Belzer would go on to be a TV cop himself as Det. John Munch in Homicide: Life On The Street in 1992 and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 1999. He also took the character of Munch to Law & Order, The X-Files in 1999, the short-lived UPN drama The Beat in 2000, and Arrested Development in 2006.

      • Gary Cole was a top contender for the role of Sonny Crockett.

      • This episode was intended to be a loose sequel to the 1st year episode "Smugglers Blues", but when Glenn Frey could not participate, the pilot character was re-written and Gary Cole was cast.

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