Miami Vice (1984–1989)
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A major drug dealer that's being investigated and his ruthless partner, a brothel madam, frame a professional jai alai player for murder of a prostitute to blackmail the athlete's customs agent brother into selling Crockett and Tubbs out.


Leon Ichaso


Anthony Yerkovich (creator), Marvin Kupfer (teleplay) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Don Johnson ... Detective James Crockett
Philip Michael Thomas ... Detective Ricardo Tubbs
Saundra Santiago ... Detective Gina Calabrese
Michael Talbott ... Detective Stan Switek
John Diehl ... Det. Larry Zito (credit only)
Olivia Brown ... Detective Trudy Joplin
Edward James Olmos ... Lieutenant Martin Castillo
Carlos Cestero Carlos Cestero ... Customs Agent Frank Arriolla
María Duval María Duval ... Isabel Batista (as Maria Duval)
Angela Alvarado ... Jan Larken
Fernando Allende ... Tico Arriolla
Roger Pretto Roger Pretto ... Morales
Xavier Barquet Xavier Barquet ... Silvio
Bobby Rodriguez Bobby Rodriguez ... Heavy #3
Rhonda S. Lundstead Rhonda S. Lundstead ... Heavy #4 (as Rhonda Lundstedt)


Crockett and Tubbs are working with Customs Agent Frank Arriola to get major drug dealer Morales, whom Frank once arrested but Morales still ended up walking because of Frank's bribed colleague. Frank's brother Tico, a jai alai player, goes to a brothel after a match but the girl he's with provokes him into getting rough with her. He thinks he killed her but it's only a ruse by the madame who's connected to Morales. She calls Frank and shows him the tape of Tico "killing" the girl. That's when she and Morales tell Frank that he must inform them about any operation against Morales to buy their silence, so he reveals in desperation that Crockett and Tubbs are cops. However, the two criminals press him further. We'll he completely break or snap and push back? Written by

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Release Date:

10 October 1986 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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As of 2007, the fastest Jai-Alai ball speed is over 200 mph. See more »


There is a scene where a shiny new limo with chrome hubcaps pulls up to meet Crockett and Tubbs. Right before the limo is to blow up, it is obvious that the limo has been swapped out with a regular older sedan, without hubcaps. Black wooden chocks can be seen under the wheels of the "sacrificial car". See more »


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One of the best episodes ever made
19 August 2007 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Miami Vice season 3 is the best season ever made.I taught that Stone's War and Walk Alone are the best,but i was wrong,Killshot beats them all.Killshot is about an Jai Alai player Tico Arriola and his brother custom's agent Frank Ariolla,some pimp woman black mailed Frank for his information for drug dealers where are and who are the cops,so Frank try's everything to protect his brother,but when Isabella Batista try's to kill Sonny and Rico,too get all her business for herself,so on the end try's too kill Frank ,but he kills her on the end his brother dies.Only too bad is that we newer knows what happened with Frank if he was going in jail,or Sonny and Rico let hem go.One of the best episode of Miami Vice.First i taught that Walk Alone was one of the best episodes but i was wrong,walk alone was good episode,but too short,i'so post to be a movie,episode was good but too short.Killshot is one of the best episodes of Miami Vice.

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