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Bent Bankers In Miami Vice - 1985

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Sad as I am, I picked up a copy of the Miami Vice Series 2 Boxset for £7 in HMV this evening. (they have yet another 70% sale on now. Desperate times).

The first episode is entitled "Prodigal Son".

Heres some lines from it :

Crockett : Hi there, we're the cops you've been trying to kill.

Banker : Care for a drink?

Tubbs : You been expecting us?

Banker : Sonny Crocket & Ricardo Tubbs, Miami Vice. Ricardo Tubbs, Central Bank of Florida. Check in $347.62. A smattering of stocks, mostly low yeld losers. James Crockett, Dade County Federal. $600 dollars in an interest bearing check in account, another $5,500 in savings. You owe 2 months outstanding on your bank credit card and American Express turned you down last March.

Crockett : You going somewhere with this, or are you just running laps?

Banker: Money is a commodity, like oil or water.......and that American Dollar is the best brand there is in the world. Now those of us who have it can make more of it by loaning it to those who don't. Not so long ago, our bank loaned a lot of money to our friends in Latin America. We are talking about 100's of millions of dollars, now they aren't going to repay that by selling straw bags and clay pots. If these Latin borrowers default, we would be decimated.

AND WE ARE AMERICA. WE ARE THE ENTIRE FREE WORLD. WHEN WE SNEEZE, EVERYBODY CATCHES A COLD.

That's why, it's very, very important, that we nurture and protect our Latin brothers cash crops.

Tubbs : Especialy those that we measure in kilos.

Banker : Are you sure you wouldn't like a drink?

Crockett : What I want is answers. I Wanna know why a Wall Street address is running interference for a couple of bloodthursty Columbian peasants. I wanna know why murder and mayhem are suddenly footnotes on a balance sheet?

Banker : Look, all you need to know is that you're just along for the ride. It's a big boat, why rock it?

Sounds familiar. Drugs or property, it's all corrupt bullsh1t.

Thatcher and Reagan gave the world to these leaches. Now we all pay the price. :rolleyes:

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Sad as I am, I picked up a copy of the Miami Vice Series 2 Boxset for £7 in HMV this evening. (they have yet another 70% sale on now. Desperate times).

The first episode is entitled "Prodigal Son".

Heres some lines from it :

Crockett : Hi there, we're the cops you've been trying to kill.

Banker : Care for a drink?

Tubbs : You been expecting us?

Banker : Sonny Crocket & Ricardo Tubbs, Miami Vice. Ricardo Tubbs, Central Bank of Florida. Check in $347.62. A smattering of stocks, mostly low yeld losers. James Crockett, Dade County Federal. $600 dollars in an interest bearing check in account, another $5,500 in savings. You owe 2 months outstanding on your bank credit card and American Express turned you down last March.

Crockett : You going somewhere with this, or are you just running laps?

Banker: Money is a commodity, like oil or water.......and that American Dollar is the best brand there is in the world. Now those of us who have it can make more of it by loaning it to those who don't. Not so long ago, our bank loaned a lot of money to our friends in Latin America. We are talking about 100's of millions of dollars, now they aren't going to repay that by selling straw bags and clay pots. If these Latin borrowers default, we would be decimated.

AND WE ARE AMERICA. WE ARE THE ENTIRE FREE WORLD. WHEN WE SNEEZE, EVERYBODY CATCHES A COLD.

That's why, it's very, very important, that we nurture and protect our Latin brothers cash crops.

Tubbs : Especialy those that we measure in kilos.

Banker : Are you sure you wouldn't like a drink?

Crockett : What I want is answers. I Wanna know why a Wall Street address is running interference for a couple of bloodthursty Columbian peasants. I wanna know why murder and mayhem are suddenly footnotes on a balance sheet?

Banker : Look, all you need to know is that you're just along for the ride. It's a big boat, why rock it?

Sounds familiar. Drugs or property, it's all corrupt bullsh1t.

Thatcher and Reagan gave the world to these leaches. Now we all pay the price. :rolleyes:

What a series

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I got seasons 1-4 a few weeks ago, its so ******ing cool. The opening theme music takes me right back to being a kid wanting to stay up late to watch the show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlVqZyUmPL0...feature=related

I wouldn't bother getting season 4 unless you really, really like Miami Vice, half the episodes are good but others are spoilt by James Brown, Aliens, Sheena Easton and the Beard worn by Tubbs. I'm not sure on whether to chance season five, but given that its the last one I may aswell complete the set.

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Yep, it still looks great. The night time camera work is yet to be bettered IMO. It was very expensive to make back then though. Something like $1 million an episode, I think. :huh:

Retro capitalism cool. B)

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