Today is the long-awaited release date of the much-talked about (for better or worse) big screen version of Miami Vice by director Michael Mann, based on his television show of the same name in the mid-80’s that turned Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as Crockett and Tubbs…
…and the City of Miami into bonafide stars.
By all accounts (per the director and the lead actors), this is a much darker version, nothing like the original series, so don’t go in there expecting pastels and Glenn Frey songs like it’s 1984 all over again. This is not your mother’s Miami Vice. It’s more like your warmongering president’s version. What? I’m just sayin’.
Here’s the trailer, in case you haven’t seen it yet.
I don’t know about y’all, but I plan on having my butt in a theater seat before the night is over. Curiosity always manages to get the best of me. I just have to see if Colin and Jamie can deliver on all the hype that’s preceded them.
In the meantime, here’s a Glenn Frey song to cool your nuts (or whatever is it you’re sitting on), for old times’ sake.
What the hell, let’s get nostalgic. Let’s get original. Here’s the opening of the episode that launched the television series and the song that left a permanent imprint on those of us who saw it that very first time a billion years ago. Don’t say I never gave y’all nothing. Happy Friday!!!
Here’s the actual video for the song, just for shits and Friday giggles. Enjoy!!!