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Episode #22 "Lombard"

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vicenarc

I give 'Lombard' a 10. I found it a fitting ending for the first season. As Lombard gives up his criminal ways to seek protection from his biggest rival. The ending leaves you wondering if they caught up with him also.

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jgrob

I think this is one of the best episodes of season 1. I love the opening scene with Crockett and Tubbs helping who I assuming to be a prosecutor serve papers on Lombard. The Jan Hammer music during that scene is excellent. Dennis Farina is a great actor and no matter how evil Lombard is, you can't help but like him. Lombard is a classic example of someone who exprienced anomie (not being able to achieve what people say you should be able to through legitimate means). He wanted to achieve the American dream and did so through organized crime. Even though he was quite successful, I don't think he was truly proud of how he achieved his wealth. This is clear when he is lecturing his son on what he should be studying in college. Lombard is truly loyal, even after a hit has been put out on him. He refuses to testify even though he would be justified in turning against those who turned against him. He is a rare exception to the saying that "there is no honor among thieves." I give this episode a 10.

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AzVice

9/10They could have brought Lombard back more. It would have been interesting. I like Hammer's music here again, especially in the introspective scenes on the ST. Vitus Dance. "i did a lot of bad things Crockett..."I also have to give a little shout out about Jon Bauman.

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execatty

Lombard=Classic Michael MannWhen Jan's One Way Out begins in the darkness of a miami morning...and the daytona pulls up to the boat with no lights....reminds me of being a kid watching vice...definatey miami...vice that is...brings me back to the 80's every time and what it was like being young..one of my top 5 michael mann scenes...

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ViceFanMan

I've always liked the episode "Lombard"--as we truly finally get to know Lombard...as before he was only mentioned several times, and seen for just a little bit in "One Eyed Jack."Dennis Farina is a superb actor and he played Albert Lombard perfectly! Even though Lombard is a crime boss (and even though he did not order it or like that it happened) and was somewhat involved in the murder of Crockett's friend Barbara Carrow--you end up really liking the guy! :confused: You realize he's not all bad and actually has a heart, and cares for his family. He also tried as best he could to let Crockett know he did not like or condone the murder of Barbara Carrow.Anyway, this had awesome action, gun battles, and the ending was awesome--and I like it that you were supposed to think that Lombard was probably dead as new hit-men followed him from the courthouse. But, as we all know Lombard shows up later. ;)Overall an awesome episode--I gave it an 8! :thumbsup:

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MrsEvanFreed

This one is basically middle of the road for me.Not the best or the worst, but watchable.As expected Farina commands every scene he's in, too bad they cast a wooden plank as his son. I liked Michael DeLorenzo on the 90's cop drama NY Undercover, but he was awful as Sal.Lombard was d-bag, but I still liked him.A true testament to the great work of Dennis Farina, love that man.

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LNGLK

After rewatching "Lombard" I've got a question: how far do handguns shoot?I mean, how far can a person shoot and not miss the target?Eingefügtes Bild

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Joe

I really love Lombard although it isn't the best of the five season-ending-episodes.It is exciting when VICE has to protect a gangster respectively mobster to persuade him to testify against his arch-enemy Librizzi.:clap::happy::happy:Basically the whole episode is a perfect character sketch of Al Lombard. Despite the fact that he is a ruthless gangster, he manages to appear simpatico.:cool: (He's the only gangster in the series who has this especialness!)Lombard explains to Sonny and Rico (and to the viewers) how difficult his life is. He shows that gangster aren't always people without conscience and emotions. In the safehouse I even have the feeling that Lombard likes Sonny and Rico and understand their point of view in the matter of being a gangster.:clap:But Sonny is doubtful. He remembers only too well how Lombard let Barbara Carrow kill without batting an eye - and he rubs Lombard's nose in this fact.:evil:It is very good that this case is mentioned again, because it would be implausible if Lombard is suddenly the good old friend.The last seconds of Lombard are extremely awesome because everybody thinks that Librizzi's guys will kill Lombard. All the more it's astonishing when he returns in the last season.:glossy:Even though there isn't so much band-music, Wire by U2 is fantastic - and of course Jan Hammer's One Way Out, Lombard Trial and Turning Point.Concerning design and style, Sonny's blue trousers are noticeable, as well as his wonderful jackets!:happy:I like Lombard's room in hospital - very stylish!:clap:10 of 10 points!

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The real McCarthy

"Lombard"

Thanks Jeremy and Airtommy for all the info and pics to show the real places from the episode. Anyway' date=' I take it this is supposed to be like the reviews of the episodes and rating them. I just did this one on Org so I'm pasting it on here since I don't want to type it over again. I know eventually all the episodes will be up and we will rate them again and review. So here's what I thought of this episode and how it rates to me. I watched this and one thing that always gets me is how they re-use people for other characters. Like Labreezie's played by the same guy who played Charlie Glide and Charlie is played by the same guy who plays Dale Menton too. Love Crockett's pale orange henley and khaki colored pants, Tubbs blues suit my fav outfits in the episode. I have to say that Stan and Larry were so funny. The part where Larry tells Stan that he's an eating machine and discribes Stan's face like a car I just laughed. And I think that's the first time I recall seeing Stan and Larry doing surveillance in the T-bird and not the bug van. Oh and on the roof at the motel where Switeck starting teasing Larry about MPB "Male pattern baldness" so funny. glad to see them in the episode and the comedy relief. I thought the whole episode was excellent. Loved when Sonny and Rico where in the Daytona watching Lombard pack to leave and they joke around before following him. Tubbs: (Posh English Accent) Crockett, you never bring more than one suitcase to the theatre. Crockett: Oh Really. I thought that was some more good comic relief. Then they go to follow Al and the driver goes through the causeway toll and you read part of the sign being out. I like that they do that, let it be real. Anyway I thought that was slick of Lomabard to do the sharp turn and shut off his lights. But like someone said, it's strange that C&T would lose them like that. But there they were in the nick of time firing and shooting and rescuing Al. And again, Sonny not liking Lombard at that time states "Just doing my job" I thought it interesting to see how they cleared out the whole motel and then how many people were on the stake out. Tubbs seemed to warm up to Al faster than Sonny who still had some smart remarks. Seems after dinner Sonny started to warm up to him. And then he saw the honor in Lombard, didn't like what he did but did like the honor in the man. When Al escaped and saw Sal he promised to testify and I thought he really would to make it up to his son. But in the end he didn't, which I was disappointed in. I thought the stakeout on the Vitus with the stinger along side was a nice scene. I like how Al talked about leaving Auggie the car and C&T cigars, very nice scene showing how they all liked each other. What I thought was interesting was how the other episode with Lombard and this episode was tied together with Sonny talking to Lombard about Barbara Carrow. I thought that was pretty good that they did that, joining the two. Then going to court how they all wore the blue hoods and jackets. I thought it looked funny but I could see why they'd do that. but those poor musicians being frisked and then Castillo telling them to send the bill for damages. Again sad to see Sal left because Al didn't testify. When he came out it was nice to see that Tubbs and Crockett still respected Al and Crockett then understood even more the honor of Lombard. Shaking his finger at Al Crockett: " If I ever catch you dirty your're mine." Lombard: " Of course, it's our business, nothing personal." That there showed how they respected one another. then the typical Mann ending. Lombard drives off with the hitmen following him, leaving it up to the audience to figure out if he's shot or not. I thought he was shot until I saw him later on in Vice. This episode is a 10/10 in my book.[/quote']Excellent review, I couldn't agree more with your observations crockets girl ! I also loved Dennis Farina's performance as Lombard and was glad when he returned later on in the series. I was very disappointed when he had a very short tenure on Law and Order.

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Brother in Arms

9 out of 10 for me, hard to live up to Evan just before it, but still pretty darn great. I've always admired how Dennis Farina played Lombard, he's a bad guy, but then again, not really. Despite the fact he's sone some bad things, you can't help but like him.

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MVF
Lombard is such a great character' date=' played excellently by Dennis Farina. He has so much depth and more dimensions than the average Vice bad guy.[/quote']Pretty much this. Dennis Farina is such an underrated actor. This episode contains most of the elements that made Miami Vice, but it's not perfect. But, because Lombard is one of the most memorable bad guys in the show and Farina really nails the part, I don't have any other options but give it the perfect rating. 10/10

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VinceLombard
After rewatching "Lombard" I've got a question: how far do handguns shoot?I mean' date=' how far can a person shoot and not miss the target?
Yep, that's pretty far to shoot and still hit a target, I go to handgun range but could never hit from that far like on that scene lolGood episode -Lombard is the best!I often wonder-how did he get away from the 2 paid killers we see in the last scene going to kill him?????? (no more police escort, no more of his gang, and they are peeling off after him with machine guns...)Great chase scene with U2 "WIRE" in the background.

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Matt5

10/10 

The charisma and natural screen ability of Dennis Farina as Lombard shines in this the Season finale :D

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AndrewRemington

Definitely, Matt!  It's a shame he has passed, I would have loved to meet him!

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Matt5

He was a great actor - loved his work 

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vicegirl85

Although Lombard is a crime boss, he comes across as a likeable guy, who reveals that along with the money, cars etc. with his lifestyle, comes a high price which is the hatred of his son for his ways. Sonny shows a compassion for Lombard, without condoning his crimminal activities. 

Dennis Farina did a fantastic job and was very believable for me.  HIs character, Lombard, was truly a bad guy (he didn't turn a hair when he said "Kill him" about his traitorous employee) but he was also truly human, a man who loves his son and is estranged from the most precious thing he has achieved--Sal.  "You pay a price" he tells Crockett, and from the look on Crockett's face I felt sure he was thinking about his own son.  Although Crockett is no criminal, his work has caused separation from his son.  At this point he may not have felt any estrangement yet, but I think as he listened to Lombard, he was wondering how Billy would feel about him as he grew older.  He heard Sal tell his dad "you were never around enough to know how I was" or words to that effect.  Sal was obviously angry and resentful about this and on some level I think Crockett could anticipate that his relationship with his own son was at risk.

 

 

(snipped)Good acting by DJ in how he portrays Crockett's mistrust and antipathy towards Lombard gradually melt as he gets to know him. By the end of the episode he actively seems to like Lombard.Only thing I didn't understand was why Lombard's face dropped after he said to Tubbs "you.... you still get the cigars".Notice those two hitmen in that car at the end of the episode. Switek and Zito's evil twins? (snipped)

Yes, DJ's acting was superb in his reactions to Lombard.  I think Lombard's face dropped after he told Tubbs "you still get the cigars" because making those dispositions of his property brought home to him the finality of his decision to testify.  It would really be the end of his freedom.  As long as he didn't divide up his property in a formal way, he could pretend that wasn't going to happen.  I wonder if that was when he really decided not to testify--at least, one factor in his decision.  I do think that one bit was a gem of Dennis Farina's best acting.

 

Switek and Zito's evil twins?  Yes :)

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Remington

I was pretty upset when Dennis Farina passed. He seemed like such a cool guy.

Anyway, i dont consider it one of the best but it's pretty good.

I love the scene with U2s The Wire playing. And i want Lombards yacht.

The kid who played Sal sucked though.

Chilling ending. Glad that wasn't the end of Lombard. RIP Dennis.

7/10

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ViceFanMan
22 minutes ago, Remington said:

I was pretty upset when Dennis Farina passed. He seemed like such a cool guy.

Anyway, i dont consider it one of the best but it's pretty good.

I love the scene with U2s The Wire playing. And i want Lombards yacht.

The kid who played Sal sucked though.

Chilling ending. Glad that wasn't the end of Lombard. RIP Dennis.

7/10

I don't necessarily consider Lombard as one of my favorites of the season...but I do really like it! Dennis Farina was amazing and the perfect mobster. :thumbsup:

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Matt5
On 06/05/2017 at 6:26 AM, ViceFanMan said:

I don't necessarily consider Lombard as one of my favorites of the season...but I do really like it! Dennis Farina was amazing and the perfect mobster. :thumbsup:

I agree the three episodes Dennis Farina appeared in were all good - he had such an onscreen charisma . Always enjoyed his work ,

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Den Taylor

Love this episode too. I only knew Dennis Farina from a movie beforehand, "Another Stakeout" from 1993. If you don't know this one you gotta watch it. Its really funny with Emilio Estevez and Richard Dreyfuss as cops on a stakeout and Dennis Farina as one of the people observed. Back then he already struck me as quite charismatic and likeable even though his role is rather minor.

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Detective_Crockett

Great episode.. Season 1 started with a bang and it ended with a bang.. weird that the guy playing Menton is back in this episode as a different character (running Vice joke :) ) definitely over acting on the stereotypical Brooklyn accent.. but good none the less.. Dennis Farina god rest his soul was brilliant as Al Lombard, you sympathise with him, he actually wants to do some good.. he isn't just a ruthless gangster, some great music in this episode as well, although the inclusion of 'My Boy Lollipop' just has me shitting and giggling, strange choice of music there :):):) 

9/10 for sure.. 

 

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ViceFanMan
11 hours ago, Detective_Crockett said:

Great episode.. Season 1 started with a bang and it ended with a bang.. weird that the guy playing Menton is back in this episode as a different character (running Vice joke :) ) definitely over acting on the stereotypical Brooklyn accent.. but good none the less.. Dennis Farina god rest his soul was brilliant as Al Lombard, you sympathise with him, he actually wants to do some good.. he isn't just a ruthless gangster, some great music in this episode as well, although the inclusion of 'My Boy Lollipop' just has me shitting and giggling, strange choice of music there :):):) 

9/10 for sure.. 

 

Yeah, the Lollipop song is hilarious! :) But, if I remember right it was playing in the 50s-style ice cream/soda pop shop...so they probably had old 50s & 60s songs going on a juke all day. I doubt Lombard would have that playing on his yacht. :p

John Santucci guest-starred multiple times on MV...he usually was a little over-the-top with whatever role he played. But it seemed to work for him...he was a bad-guy I liked seeing because he usually cracked me up. Last time he guest-starred was I think in last season's Jack of All Trades. Ridiculous episode (my opinion), but Santucci was enjoyable and humorous as always. :dance2:

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Detective_Crockett
9 hours ago, ViceFanMan said:

Yeah, the Lollipop song is hilarious! :) But, if I remember right it was playing in the 50s-style ice cream/soda pop shop...so they probably had old 50s & 60s songs going on a juke all day. I doubt Lombard would have that playing on his yacht. :p

John Santucci guest-starred multiple times on MV...he usually was a little over-the-top with whatever role he played. But it seemed to work for him...he was a bad-guy I liked seeing because he usually cracked me up. Last time he guest-starred was I think in last season's Jack of All Trades. Ridiculous episode (my opinion), but Santucci was enjoyable and humorous as always. :dance2:

He reminds me of a fatter taller Joe Pesci :)

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Daytona74

Just watched "Lombard" again the other night.

I don't think I have watched any other episode as many times as Lombard. They just got everything so right. All the small details, like Lombard's back story, or Dennis Farina playing him as a ruthless mobster, who at the same time could be a caring and remorseful dad. And Crockett being torn between performing his duty as a policeman and his grudge against Lombard for having had Barbara Carrow killed.

The whole look at the subject, the atmosphere, and the way of telling the story are just quintessentially Michael Mann. It definitely reminds me of elements of the movie "Heat".

And Jan Hammer's "One Way Out" is so perfect, as well as "Lombard Trial". Not his best works ever as such (I would give that distinction to "Golden Triangle"), but so fitting at moments like the opening scene on the boat, or the attempted hit on Lombard after his business lunch.

"Lombard" is my number one all-time favorite episode for these reasons.

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