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  1. 5 points
    Hi Team! Update on me is I'm finally home as of yesterday full time now. May be going back to work in another 6-8 weeks. We'll see. Thanks for everyone's continued support and best wishes.
  2. 5 points
    Going to take the Daytona down to Tampa for a celebrity car show. It’s a 5 hr drive. I’ve already put more than 1000 miles on her and it’s more reliable than my BMW even in the cold, 28 degrees (here in Florida, only lasts for 4 days). It starts right up with just a touch on the key; the EFI system is the way to go with these cars, carburetor is a thing of the past. IMO https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrity-auto-festival-2018-tickets-19408703956?aff=es2 Anyone know who owns this Daytona? It was at the show last year. Hope he’s there this year. Love to see all the Daytonas I can.
  3. 4 points
    Oh, you Australian weirdos with your backwards seasons and counter-clockwise flushing toilets. ============================================= I'm not going to be creative or edgy. These are the Top 5 most impactful and memorable scenes in my opinion. 5. Yankee Dollar - opening scene - Besides the beautiful "Par Avion", the most impressive thing about this scene is its range. It smoothly transitions from low-key office banter to the blissful drive and then to the shock and horror of her death. 4. Evan - opening scene - There's nothing meaningful about this scene. It's just pure gratuitous Viceness. "Rhythm of the Heat" dominates the scene. It's no surprise it fits so well on Vice, since Peter Gabriel used the same Fairlight CMI synth as Jan Hammer. 3. Out Where the Buses Don't Run - final scene - There's a dreamy quality to the driving shots, underscoring how during the whole episode Sonny was never quite sure what was real. 2. Definitely Miami - pool scene - Same as the "Evan" scene, this is deliciously gratuitous. It is the most sensual scene I've ever seen on TV. I can understand if female Vice fans aren't quite as enamored with it as us guys. 1. Brother's Keeper - "In the Air Tonight" - Yes, the scene is cliche by now and the song has been beaten to death on the radio, but that's for a good reason: this was the defining moment of the entire series. "I need to know something, Caroline. The way we used to be together. I don't mean lately, but before. It was real, wasn't it?" "You bet it was."
  4. 4 points
    It was fun while it lasted but it over now! The Miami Vice Ferrari Testarossa is finished! I’m getting better!
  5. 4 points
    We all remember the actor John Santucci playing the character Dale Menton in "Golden Triangle", as well as his roles in "Lombard" and "Jack of All Trades". I just discovered that he has an interesting background: Santucci was a jewel thief before he was hired by Michael Mann to appear in and be a technical advisor in the 1981 movie Thief (with Chuck Adamson, Dennis Farina, Willie Nelson and Tom Signorelli); Thief is notable for the extraordinary coincidences surrounding its cast, largely stemming from Mann's love of employing the right people for technical authenticity - Farina was a Chicago police officer before he became an actor and actually arrested Santucci while the latter was a jewel thief. Furthermore, the main heist in Thief, involving the use of a thermal lance to cut through a vault door, was based on a real-life robbery orchestrated by Santucci. Many of the other tools used in robberies throughout the film were also Santucci's own. http://miamivice.wikia.com/wiki/John_Santucci So the actor playing Al Lombard had in real life arrested the actor playing Lombard's henchman Charlie! Sadly, Santucci returned to his life of crime and was arrested again: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-05-18/news/9605180009_1_vending-machines-burglary-tools-chicago-police-department Some more background on the movie "Thief": http://rheaven.blogspot.com/2010/07/thief.html
  6. 4 points
    Hey all, I managed to rip Sonny Crockett from the Miami Vice game from 2004 after learning 3DS Max from a good friend! I will be converting him to he works in GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City (obviously). Will keep you posted, and when I'm done Ill provide a link to the necessary files to mod Crockett into Vice City or San Andreas. Here's a pic of my current state of work:
  7. 4 points
    Its a bit sad for me that Season 3 is not becoming much love here. Cause i dont understand it. Different colors and all the different style was maybe hard to take after the first two seasons but it gave the show a fresh look and feel in my opinion. I liked it a lot. AND it was still produced very well and stylish with high production values. And most of the story lines in the first two third of the season are between good and great. The decline starts with the last third of the season and stuff like Showbiz, Viking Bikers or the mediocre Season Finale. And to be honest: Storywise the beloved season 2 had also bad/mediocre episodes. Examples: The vodoo stuff was even the weakest episode of the first two seasons for me, the racing stuff, French twist or The fix. Thats one more reason i dont get the hate for season 3. If its only because the change of style thats unfair to the season. Season 4 in terms of overall quality is the real big step down. THAT is when the show was jumping the shark for me. Yes there are still good episodes sometimes. But it is very uneven. There are several problems: - Production values were not as stunning as before. If you compare Season 3 with Season 4 the decline is pretty obvious. - The Change of the dynamics between Crocket/Tubbs were a bad idea. And i hate that tubbs almost doesnt feel like a main character anymore. - So many weak storys like Missing Hours (worst episode of the whole show), Frozen rastas and all that strange stuff. And then some of the good Storylines are not executed the way they would have been in the first seasons. The Crockett Marriage story was also not the best example. Meeting and marrying in ONE (!!!) Episode??? Come on..... And then Season 5 came... It was much more consistent than season 4 and no Missing Hours like stuff but the thrill was somehow gone and it felt tired. The Season Dynamics between the lead actors was even more strange. In so many episodes we have only one of both characters and stuff like that. its just not what i want to see in MV. And i HATE the style in Season 5. Tubbs clothes especially...good lord....that was bizzare sometimes. But i could have lived with that if the storys and overall production would have been better that season. What was also not that good anymore was the usage of popular music in Season 5. Much less songs. Guess it was a budget problem Dont get me wrong: I have some good episodes i like to watch even in that season but the energy was not there anymore overall. Considering all the problems in the last two seasons (especially season 4) i really dont get why season 3 is in my opinion not getting the love it overall deserves. There are problems in Season 3. Im not blind. But there were also problems in Season 2 like i wrote. What i dont liked was the new fuzzy cinematography starting in late Season 3. Before that all was crisp like it was before. And after that we had this soft fuzzy look all over the picture. Miami Vice for me is Season 1-3 and then chosen Episodes of Seasons 4 and 5
  8. 4 points
    In these two clips from the wolfsonsarchives, I uploaded on YouTube, he's very briefly seen speaking and directing. In the episode "Lombard" behind the scenes And the episode "Milk Run"
  9. 4 points
    Progress pic as of tonight. Trimmed/cleaned up all extra flashing & went over the entire body w/ green scorchbright pad. Washed parts in dish liquid, let dry & installed that damn cool high mount drivers side rear view mirror. The Mirror will be painted in the car. The key to clean looking work is in the prep!
  10. 4 points
    No offense to anyone, but when I read this thread it seems like less of an argument and more of a spirited debate. But that is just me. Now personally, I can see both sides of this. I can see people with solid moral compasses having a blast with these games, but also see the other side of the coin where a game like this can glorify violence to impressionable young minds who do not have a strong moral structure at home. Just search them. There are a lot of YouTube GTA videos dedicated to pushing hikers to their death off cliffs, having sex with hookers and killing them afterwards, running over people with cars, etc. etc.. Compile that with there are a lot of poor communities that have kids in gangs with little respect for human life. I can't see games where you can do what I described, helping the prevention of more young impressionable minds getting lost. But is that the game's fault, or the parents? Maybe the answer is somehow keeping Mature games out of the hands of minors, but that seems like an insurmountable task. It's not an easy subject, and I don't pretend to have all the answers, but I do see truth on both sides here... for what it's worth.
  11. 4 points
    Team, Happy New Years to everyone. Update on me is I'm still at my brother's house for a few more weeks as I still can't drive yet. Going to Orlando for all day check up appointments. I feel a little better each day. Thanks to all for the prayers, wishes and donations. Tim
  12. 4 points
    New piece on variety.com about this upcoming project featuring a short interview with Don and Vince Vaughan
  13. 4 points
    Got this awesome picture frame for Christmas this year!
  14. 4 points
    Click this link to see my photos http://s261.photobucket.com/user/marc-gta/library/?view=recent&page=1
  15. 4 points
    The boys making an appearance at the Universal Studios Miami Vice Stunt Show.
  16. 3 points
    Hi Don has given out an award for Crime drama at the National TV awards tonight. They played an Eagles song as he walked on but he did get a big round of applause from the audience when they mentioned he had been Crockett from MV. Cool
  17. 3 points
    Well it's time for my Birthday ...... Cheers!
  18. 3 points
    You Northern Hemisphere-ists are missing out on Christmas Barbecues and New Years Eve pool parties...
  19. 3 points
    FYI: It is against forum rules from posting any quotes from episodes "Cows of October" and or "Missing Hours". Those are banning offenses around here!
  20. 3 points
    The Evan gas station is at 1240 W. Flagler. It’s only 5 blocks from La Liberdad (season 3 coffee shop) if you want the best Colada (Cuban coffee) on earth. Have a couple of bucks ready for the bums! Not sure which house from Yankee Dollar you mean, but the little Sarah Davis house is at 811 S. Surf Rd. in North Miami Beach. Charlie Glide’s mansion is on Key Biscayne at 485 W. Matheson Dr. Here are some extremely helpful links to save, many thanks to our very own @C Glide : Season 1 locations: http://www.miamivicelocations.org/page3.html season 2: http://www.miamivicelocations2.org/page3.html 3: http://www.miamivicelocations3.org/page3.html 4: http://www.miamivicelocations4.org/page2.html And season 5: http://www.miamivicelocations5.org/page3.html
  21. 3 points
    The story with the 3 endings is true and was also confirmed in a documentary a few years ago. In 1989 hardly any series was concluded with a final episode that portrayed the fate of main characters but rather with a normal episode that just happened to be the last. Thus NBC experimented and decided shortly before airing to let C&T live mainly because they did not want to disappoint fan base and a spinoff was planned (Leap of Faith!) that involved occasional show ups of C&T.
  22. 3 points
    Ridiculous costumes? What ridiculous costumes??? I swear that outfit PMT is wearing reminds me of those optical illusion books that if you stare long enough you see 3D images! I might cherry pick an episode here or there, but I don't see either season 4 or 5 in its entirety appealing to him... and most (other than diehard MV fans.)
  23. 3 points
    He can be seen in this behind the scenes footage of the filming of "Lombard" at about 5:40 and then again at about 6:10 shaking hands with the director John Nicolella. He's wearing the same skinny-legged white pants that he wore in the "No Exit" scene
  24. 3 points
    Nice! I appreciate that info! I guess it’s my choice as to what color I want the carpet in the model Testarossa now. Sand/tan/beigh it is w/ black dash & console.
  25. 3 points
    The Rusty Pelican was never featured on Miami Vice. Yaze was featured twice in those episodes I mentioned. Interesting about the small buildings probrably fishing shacks or part of the boat yards near RP and Yaze. The RP was seen momentarily in the Miami Vice Season 4 episode “Blood and Roses” from 1988 during the Dangerous Game montage as our hero’s rush to save Gina at the end. It’s a shot we didn’t see at all often in Vice as they head over the bridge towards Brickell - where you see the RP in the distance.(see from Jeremy’s website pic below)
  26. 3 points
    Thank you! I’ll trll you this, a few well cut paint brushes, some tooth pics & a sharp utility knife are a damn good start! Oh, & don’t forget patience & a steady hand!
  27. 3 points
    This is what the 777 Brickell building has looked like prior to the remodelling:
  28. 3 points
    Thank you, everyone......had a great day & steak dinner at Harold Seltzer's with our daughter, her husband & our 2 cute grand children.
  29. 3 points
    I have updated my pages with new re-creation pictures as well as new found location. The field hospital, rebel camp and place where man was tied to tree were filmed in the western part of Matheson Hammock Park not as suspected at the Deering Estate.
  30. 3 points
    Built a spray booth and got the primer & single stage top coat done.
  31. 3 points
    Good eye Gary! Full-size Tanfoglio Witness 45ACP w/ Wonder Finish & Armadillo horizontal shoulder holster (very much like Sonny’s Galco Jackass setup). This is my main conceal carry piece. The last photo was a recent range day after it just saw 150 rounds though it. That’s why it’s a little dirty.
  32. 3 points
    You simply can't recapture the vibe of Vice. It had a feel like no other show at the time that has set the precedent for many shows to emulate since. I have to agree with others that this will be a disaster. I'll probably give it a chance just to see how it turned out, but to so wrongly resurrect Miami Vice is a mortal sin in my eyes. Especially if it's set in modern-day Miami, 2018. Music is shit these days. Fashion is shit. So are most modern actors. I wish this whole thing gets nixed.
  33. 3 points
    You won't believe this but I just came across this: I'm sure all of you recognize this chase/race from one of the Miami Vice episodes. Well I was rewatching the Vice City intro and saw a direct resemblance between one of the art styles and this particular screenshot from a MV episode! How cool is that?
  34. 3 points
    A nice aerial on my twitter feed today of Bal Harbor looking south from Haulover Park. We see this area throughout the show in the opening credits and end credits.(and in Season 1s “Great McCarthy”), (the park at the bottom right of the picture was also seen in Season 4s “Rock and a Hard Place”)
  35. 3 points
    Miami -New Years Eve , Freedom Tower(“Hit List”)
  36. 3 points
    Team, Thanks for all your support both on the forum and for me personally. Hope everyone has a happy and safe New Years! Tim
  37. 3 points
    It's called ADR-Automated Dialogue Replacement. When audio is bad or gets cut off during editing the actor is asked to do the damaged sentences again. Often, the actors have left Miami earlier than editors recognize the need for ADR, thus they sent tapes after them. Sometimes, actors are off in remote places and ADR had to be done in creative ways. ADR for Kyra Sedgwick for example had to be done via phone in her hotel in Shenzhen China as she left right after filming for Phil the Shill had been wrapped up. Today that sounds funny but that was the 80s!
  38. 3 points
    She was probably doing/about to do the voice-overs for the scene on that monitor.
  39. 3 points
    Downtown Miami at Christmas (Sunset)
  40. 3 points
    Another update. I got ANOTHER response from an even BETTER area in Florida!! I was originally going to Belle glade, which was very far from both my parents, and a lot further from the coast. However, now I got a response from the people in POMPANO!! Only 20 miles from my folks, and probably less than 10 miles from the beach. I am so excited you guys!!
  41. 3 points
    Lincoln Road Mall im Miami Beach toward Alton Road
  42. 3 points
    A few more Jim from Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach
  43. 3 points
    Just thought I'd share a WIP of a character blueprint for Miami Shakedown game, wearing that blazer, cause that's how much I like it) Unfortunately, I still haven't found any 3D artists to collaborate with, so I'm sharing this exclusive material with you guys!
  44. 3 points
    Merry Christmas to every one of you filthy animals.
  45. 3 points
  46. 2 points
    Ah, it looks like they did have TWO real Testarossas for the show plus the Pantera stunt! Per Popular Mechanics: "When the new model Ferrari Testarossa came out, it was decided to update the Ferrari on "Vice" to the trick-looking new machine. Plus, the real Ferrari North American people got a little miffed that these fakos were getting so much attention. They offered to supply two real Ferrari Testarossas for the show. The Testarossa was Ferrari's latest model and one would be used regularly and one would be kept as a backup. The cars were supplied to the producers painted back, but when they didn't show up well in night scenes, they were later painted white. To create a car that would perform stunts, "Miami Vice" producers turned to the Robert Motors Co., which had specialized in safety-oriented stunt cars for the movie and TV industries. Carl Roberts' assignment was to build a Testarossa look-alike that would be able to stand up to the rigors of stunt duty. In effect, Roberts was asked to build an automotive Thespian that would breath life and action into the show just as much as human players. Unlike the front-engined Daytonas, the Testarossa was a mid-engined car, so using a Corvette chassis as a starting point wouldn't work. The proportions of the car were wrong. So Roberts took a 1972 DeTomaso Pantera—a perfect car with 12,000 miles on the clock and a collector value of about $30,000—and chopped it apart. Roberts designed Testarossa look-alike, fiberglass body panels working from pictures in a magazine, and parts he salvaged from a wrecked Testarossa. "
  47. 2 points
    Venice Beach, Ocean boardwalk- another angle
  48. 2 points
    @C Glide @miamijimf @airtommy This location from the teaser of “Rock and a Hard Place” was on Oceanfront Bvld on Venice Beach looking South to Santa Monica in Los Angeles
  49. 2 points
    Some rare pics on location. With Assistant Director Marty Eli Schwartz.
  50. 2 points
    I watched the show as a teen and grew to love the water lifestyle. Anybody else have a boat like Sonny? Here's mine. She's a Columbia 28 sloop built in 1968. I've had her since 2003 and next year she's 50.