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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a little link to Michael Mann's feature flick MIAMI VICE. I've just gotten my first chance since the big sleep post BNAT to post this up and it's a bit weird. You have to go Bacardi homepage to watch it in some choppy video. You can always trust Michael Mann to make a beautiful flick. Here's the trailer! Be warned that you have to jump through a hoop or two to get to it!


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  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Kong Review Anyone???

    by Slim_Goodbody


  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Is that Colin Farrell?

    by Terry_1978

    Jesus H. Christ. I must confess Jamie Foxx does seem to have the look down, style wise, but Colin.....god damn.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:07 p.m. CST

    looks good

    by movieman742

    I'm really excited for this movie now. I knew that Mann was directing but you never know sometimes. Well it looks like a kickass movie to me.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:09 p.m. CST

    forgot to add....

    by movieman742

    Who cares when they post the Kong review. You know it will be biased. But if you can't wait for it just go to

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Well, that was underwhelming

    by Steve_Dooku

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:16 p.m. CST

    looks like crap

    by quadrupletree

    Were you expecting anything else?

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:20 p.m. CST

    You know, if this is an intentional comedy, I'll see it.

    by Anna Valerious

    If not, forget it.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:25 p.m. CST

    That navigation was obnoxious.

    by George Newman

    Colin looks hardcore.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Damn couldn't they just get Johnson and Thomas back?

    by Darksider

    I'm sure they could use the work. Was Farrell rocking a mullet?

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:27 p.m. CST

    What the hell were they thinking with that hair?

    by tiredpm

    I mean, Farrell looks like the world's greatest slimeball. Normally they reserve that style for the evil Euro-trash bad guy, not one of the leads. Oh, and just out of interest, has Farrell been in a completely good movie yet? I have a lot of faith in Michael Mann, but none whatsofuckingever in that Oliver Reed wannabe.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Miami Vice- a product of its time.

    by Uncapie

    It was a totally eighties show that's why it worked. The right time, the right place. Cool cars, guns, babes, stlish clothes, great stories(Until the fourth and fifth seasons. Those sucked, except for the final episode where Tubbs was to have died in the gun battle.)Why recreate something which worked right the first time? But, then again "Heat" was a remake of "L.A. Takedown" also directed by Mann.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Damn, I was hoping it was set in the 80's.

    by Shermdawg

    Screw this shit, just make a Vice City movie. Oh, and what's up with the Linkin Park? *sigh*

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Michael Mann is a hack...

    by Hideo Kojima

    After the lackluster and ultimately crappy third act of Collateral, this is the final nail in the coffin that is Michael Mann's cinematic credibility. HACK!

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:42 p.m. CST

    It's said that I'd rather see a "Bacardi and Cola" movie

    by Shermdawg

    Don't forget Diet Cola! "They get the job done."

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:43 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg


  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:44 p.m. CST

    that was a steaming pile

    by BigDogg

    That looked like just a generic action movie and showed no signs of being a fun movie or the things that made the show such a classic. Hell, they didn't even use the classic, recognizable Miami Vice theme music. Why couldn't this have been a stand-alone movie instead of trying to claim to be something it is clearly not.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Don't forget to drink a nice cold Bacardi and Cola, oh and w

    by Orionsangels

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Farell is a case of having too good a PR team

    by HypeEndsHere

    sumbitch was famous before he even did anything. then when he did, it was profoundly meh. hey, at least he swears a lot in interviews and smokes, right? how punk!

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:52 p.m. CST

    I wasn't joking about a "Barcardi and Cola" flick. I think i

    by Shermdawg

    Yeah, I said neat.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Josh Holloway would have been better as Crockett.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Josh Holloway would be better than half the actors in Hollywood,

    by Shermdawg

    Did you see fucking Sabretooth?????? Just kidding. But, I'll bet anything he's the next big thing.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 9:01 p.m. CST

    In answer to the question from the headline

    by XAOS


  • Dec. 12, 2005, 9:09 p.m. CST

    xaos ...

    by Toe Jam

    i don't think the questions required a yes or no answer. it was "who," not "do you." retard. fuck it, though, i think this looks badass. michael mann is probably the most dependable director working these days. you know his shit is always going to tread the line between somewhat realistic and balls-out action-filled. kind of the antithesis to michael bay.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 9:17 p.m. CST

    good semantics point, Toe Jam...

    by omarthesnake

    but lousy, lousy judgement when it comes to "dependable" directors. unless by "dependable," you mean "relentlessly mediocre," which I suppose could be a definition of "dependable" so I guess you're right, potentially. But let's put it this way, as XAOS shoulda said, "In Answer To the Question From The Headline"... "NOT ME. NOT ANYBODY WHO LOVED THE ORIGINAL. AND NOT ANYBODY WHO DIDN'T WATCH THE ORIGINAL. So basically, damned few people apart from Farrell and Foxx's entourages."

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 9:28 p.m. CST

    After South Park's "Junior Detectives

    by Psalmolive

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 9:30 p.m. CST

    After South Park's "Junior Detectives" episode (and the epis

    by Psalmolive

    How can we ever take police movies and dramas seriously ever again? Michael Mann has an uphill battle.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 9:30 p.m. CST


    by Josh Town

    Colin Farrell & Jamie Foxx are probably my least favorite actors. The song playing during the trailer was stupid. The whole experience actually getting to the trailer was dumb. If Michael Mann weren't attached to this, nobody would even care. And I'm almost positive this movie was made a few years back under the title Bad Boys.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 9:38 p.m. CST

    I think Farrell is perfect.

    by BigTuna

    He has the perfect dirty sleezy look that Johnson had. I honestly can't think of a better actor to play Crockett for a big budget summer action flick.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Colin Farrell - you are officially late for your MAD TV Sketch!

    by LilOgre

    Seriously he made me laugh in EVERY SHOT. Could you imagine being a studio exec. and seeing the dailies on this? I meant WTF! Then again, I can just imagine the pitch at Universal. "OK - lets take everything that made people watch MIAMI VICE (i.e. the 80's, Elvis the Gator, Phil Collins) and insert generic cop movie here." Thank you Universal for the laugh of the day.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Wow, I'm surprised that trailer didn't excite me.

    by jrbarker

    I've been looking forward to this movie. But that looked like shit.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Not a great trailer, but that doesn't mean it won't be g

    by indiephantom

    I have faith in Mann. But this has more red flags attached than usual.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 9:50 p.m. CST


    by Britshit

    looks like i'm one of the few people to have actually lkes that trailer, i think Michael Mann will pull this one out, as long as we have Ak-47's shooting downtown, fast cars and children being used as human shields it will be good, mmmm 1 out of 3

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 10:06 p.m. CST

    I didn't watch it because I had to jump through some bullshi

    by Citizen Arcane

    No wonder there was no direct link to the trailer. But Michael Mann rules so I'll see it.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 10:08 p.m. CST

    suddenly i lust for booze

    by ScreamingPenis

    michael mann can do no wrong. so there was some cheezy music in the trailer. big flippin deal.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Looks great but a bit too much like Collateral for comfort.

    by Proman1984

    Collateral was an awesome movie through and through.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Colin Farrell is a Mummy's boy and has a small dick

    by voxmortis

    - heard that straight from someone who went out with him back in Ireland. Nothing to do with Miami Vice, but I chuckle every time I hear about hit 'hard man' image.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 10:18 p.m. CST

    I have to reiterate how cheap and whorish the Bacardi thing was.

    by Citizen Arcane

    Are you trying to create a buzz for the film with your trailer or trying to make a buck off of Bacardi by pissing off people with no patience for that shit? I just hope Bacardi isn't the only thing they drink in the film. "Crocket, let's bust deez scumbags, dog" "Aye, but first a shot of some right Irish Whiskaay" "Keep that shit on the down low, you mick. We drink Bacardi in this joint"

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 10:21 p.m. CST

    RE: "Looks great but a bit too much like Collateral for comfort.

    by I Dunno

    Actually, Collateral looked like the original Miami Vice. And To Live and Die in LA and every other Mann movie set in a big city. But it's a kick ass visual style, so it's all good. I agree with Arcane about the Bacardi thing, lol

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 10:28 p.m. CST

    They should make a MIAMI MICE movie.

    by SnapT

    Those mice were HIP.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Since it's Miami Vice...

    by FistyMcAssHands

    You'd think they'd at least get a product tie-in that made some sort of sense. How about the Philip Michael Thomas' Discount Tire Repair website? Or the Edward J. Olmos Casa de Pockmarks? That trailer was shittier than the inside of a desperate German girl's mouth.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Colin Farrell got the Fu Man Chu/Don Johnson/Jeff Foxworthy vibe

    by slder78

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 10:44 p.m. CST

    if it had had the original jan hammer music

    by slappy jones

    would have been great. but that sucked.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Edward James Olmos

    by OrsonSwells

    Does anybody remember the episode where he was a ninja?

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Where's the Miami-Vice Theme?


    It better fucking be in the movie or I'm not going.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 11:51 p.m. CST

    tiredpm, Colin Farrell has been in a completely good movie. In

    by Lenny Nero

    In chronological order, THE WAR ZONE, TIGERLAND, HART'S WAR, THE RECRUIT, VERONICA GUERIN, S.W.A.T., INTERMISSION, A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD. And MINORITY REPORT and PHONE BOOTH are also pretty damn good. And, despite all the press that he's a hardass, he's actually a very sweet guy in person. Sure, he was drinking wine during the interview I was in the room for, but he had a great Irish charm, and not that horrible drunk Irish charm either. Very gracious and surprisingly humble. Then again, that was in an interview setting, but it's reallllly hard to fake a lot of that.

  • Dec. 12, 2005, 11:58 p.m. CST

    tiredpm, re: Farrel's hair

    by indiephantom

    He's supposed to look like a Euro sleazebag. He's undercover.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, midnight CST


    by dentity2000


  • Dec. 13, 2005, midnight CST

    damn it

    by dentity2000


  • Dec. 13, 2005, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Bacardi Schmicardi

    by RowanM

    I was expecting a tongue in cheek sorta movie. Trust Colin to make moustaches fashionable again. Go Irish.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Heard the production has been a fucking nightmare

    by Doc_McCoy

    But who knows -- this could be awesome.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 12:24 a.m. CST

    2 recent critic 'Hits' that I thought were just stupid:

    by uberman

    A Brief History of Violence and Collateral. Both had major plot holes, bad characterizations and wholly predictable stories. Both were done by directors who usually deliver. Whats this got to do with Miami Vice? Not much, except Colin Farrel is not a very engaging screen prescence and Jamie Foxx, your 15 minutes are officially up. Time to start pushing a sit com.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 12:27 a.m. CST

    "Time to start pushing a sit com."

    by FalconJones

    uhhh.. guess you've never heard of "The Jamie Foxx Show".

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 12:31 a.m. CST


    by FalconJones

    who is playing Castillo? i cant imagine anyone doing it better than Olmos.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 12:31 a.m. CST

    That's A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, although it was nice and brief

    by Lenny Nero

    Clocking in at under 100 minutes. And dammit, why all the Foxx hate? I've never understood it. He's been great in three movies. Especially ANY GIVEN SUNDAY.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 12:55 a.m. CST

    America Hates Colin Farrell OR... "Snakes on a Boat"

    by jollydwarf

    Hey, that's what this SHOULD'VE been called. At least it would've gotten our attention, 'cause that sure as fuck has about as much to do with "Miami Vice" as this film apparently does. Well, except being set in Miami and having two members of the local vice as the leads, ahem. Generic cop thriller with a 'retro' brand name. That's it. I'm so fucking tired of 'badass' Jamie Foxx, too. Back to the beginning of my "Subject", though. Is it just me, or has America been 'over' Colin Farrell for a year or two now? I just remember how tepid the audience reception was when he came out to do the opening monologue on SNL last year. It seemed as those there were subtle undertones of disdain or even animosity towards him. Personally, I'm totally ambivalent about the guy. Well, except for his American accent in this trailer barely holding together. PASS.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 1:12 a.m. CST

    MIAMI VICE as a serious, dark parable on crime and corruption sh

    by Spacesheik

    Michael Mann directing Miami Vice - his original creation - you would have expected a bit more homage to his tv series or at least a sense of fun about the whole enterprise not this dreary camcorder shot grainy potboiler thriller

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 1:47 a.m. CST


    by CuervoJones

    Great dramatic spanish actor

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Wait, sorry - this WASN'T Bacardi & Cola?

    by InspectorDoppler

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Since when is Heat not an awesome film?

    by Citizen Arcane

    I guess I tend to forget the average age of the TBers. Heat in Miami, I'm there.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 2:33 a.m. CST


    by uberman

    I agree. It seems to me that there is a vast PR machine that pimps pre-ordained 'Stars' to the general public over and over and over-regardless of how they fail. Ashley Simpson is a prime example. She has been in PEOPLE MAGAZINE and the like every issue for at least a year. Why? Because there are some PR people and suits who have decieded to pimp her until America bites to capitalize upon her big Sisters fame. Colin is another one. No major movie, only a role in a so so Shumacher marine training flick and the next thing you know, HES A FRIGGIN STAR according to the supermarket rags, who continually push his image and stories issue after issue after issue. I really believe there is a machine, a fucking PR machine that selects a few, pre-packages and pushes and pushes and pushes and pushes and pushes millions of dollars into some shit product. Why? Because, as a famous producer once stated, "People like what they KNOW, and therefore KNOW what they like."

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 2:59 a.m. CST

    So thats why Farrell is in rehab...

    by hiperaktiv

    He was sniffing up a fucking storm courtesy of Florida's lovely little white powder...

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Tv show

    by Fortunesfool

    Just watched the first season on dvd recently and I was impressed by how well it stands up. Fingers crossed that Mann knocks it out of the park. Needs the original score though and more importantly..whos playing ,Noogie 'the noog man'?

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 3:15 a.m. CST

    mann is the fucking bomb, one of the best directors working toda

    by Chief Redcock

    and i can imagine foxx and farrel doing quite well with these parts. come hell or high water, i will see this...

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 3:59 a.m. CST

    goddamn it, what a bunch of whining little pussies....

    by Dick Laurant

    this flick looks great. i'm glad that he's using the same style as collateral. awesome. oh yeah, as i was saying. fuck all you cry babies with your 80's cheese and fuck that god awful theme tune. nobody wants to hear that shit anymore. buy the fucking dvds of the show and stay home. michael mann has another classic on his hands with this one, you bunch of wankers.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx is no way as cool as Phillip Michael Thomas

    by Monkey_King

    Jamie just looks goofy in the part. Phillip looked more Colombian than Black any day of the week. Jamie might have made a good RAY, but here he's just miscast like a mofo.....

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Lenny Nero, The Recruit is Farrell's only decent film.

    by Walterego

    In every other film you mentioned Farrell is only playing a supporting/cameo role (Veronica Guerin, The War Zone, Minority Report), the movie was a tiny indie flick no one in the US saw (Tigerland, Intermission, A Home at the End of the World), or else the movie was reviled by critics and audiences alike and did disatrous/mediocre box office (Hart's War/SWAT). The only exception is Phone Booth, which I personally found stupid (although Kiefer Sutherland was good, in fact he literally phoned in a better performance than Farrell) but it was filmed on the cheap and consequently made a tidy profit. Which leaves The Recruit as Farrell's only unqualified hit, and his co-star was none other than Al friggin Pacino. Conclusion: there is no earthly reason why this guy should be considered anything more than pretty-boy poster candy. I am sure he is quite humble in person, but uberman and jollydwarf are right, Farrell is one of those actors that are pronounced stars by the hollywood PR machine before the public has even seen them in anything, simply based on their looks. I don't think he's box office poison or an awful actor despite the catastrophic Alexander, but I can't help but be perplexed by how Farrell got annointed as a bankable lead and box office draw. We see what performances Malick and Towne get out of him soon, that should clear up whether Farrell is ever going to develop into the actor he's been hyped for years to be.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Walterego, you're spot on

    by Drunken Rage

    I've never found Colin Farrell to be even slightly interesting. Oh, and "SWAT" and "Phone Booth" were fucking awful.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 5:24 a.m. CST

    I have complete faith in Mann

    by Colonel_Blimp

    I trust he will once again elevate the source material into something sublime, just like he did with manhunter, mohicans, heat, insider and collateral. and if you guys thought the digital cinematography in collateral looked bad, you (insert witty insult implying you are wrong here).

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Farrell's accent?

    by theBigE

    You would think on a big budget movie like this they would get Colin Farrell to drop the accent. "Aye laddie, do ya know what forebodin' means?" Maybe during his stretch in rehab he'll work on the American accent thing.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 5:43 a.m. CST



    you are a fucking moron. what the hell do Black people "look" like? P.M.T. is Black not Colombian, so sorry to disappoint you. not all of us look like we spent all day in the Nigerian sun wearing our loincloths. and if you knew anything about people from Colombia, they cover the spectrum when it comes to skin pigment as well as their different hair types("kinky" to straight). much like Black-americans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, etc, etc. read a book.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 6 a.m. CST

    Ahhh, Miami Vice!

    by moviemaniac-7

    Not a bad trailer at all. I like it and I'm there to see some Vice next year. Hope they still use the Jan Hammer themes.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 6:07 a.m. CST

    I agree with BigDogg...

    by DanielKurland

    You guys think this looks good? I am a huge Michael Mann film, but that trailer looked 100 percent generic. It showed nothinf special. If the same trailer had played with like "The director of SWAT or A Man Apart" on it, I would not question it. I was planning on seeing this because of Michael Mann, but it better get a whole lot more interesting...

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Argh!!! My eyes!!!

    by BendersShinyAss

    Was this shot with a fucking mini dv handy cam? Now I KNOW HD looks better than this. And when I saw that 'Miami Vice' title page I actaully thought this might be interesting. But damnit, that was so ugly. And so was ol Colin Farel with that beard and hair. And the scary thing is i have the same look happening. Well I know where I'm off to tomorrow. Bloody barber

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 6:38 a.m. CST


    by Evil Chicken

    "...As in badness happening right now." ***

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Just add comedy and it looks like BAD BOYS III...but, it's a

    by Negative Man

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 7:52 a.m. CST


    by Rcamacho2278

    so trendy....must see movie...!

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 8 a.m. CST


    by mooniewawee

    what the hell was that?

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 8 a.m. CST


    by mooniewawee

    I couldn't load it. I can't see it! Ah, whatever.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 8:04 a.m. CST

    To Live and Die in LA...

    by REDD

    was not directed my Mann; it was directed by William Friedkin.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 8:04 a.m. CST

    What is Wrong With You Folks!

    by Wellesian

    WTF, did you all expect this movie to be set in 1985, with pastel suits, and Phil Collins making a cameo appearance?! Why not cast Owen Wilson as Crocket, Tim Meadows as Tubbs, with a special guest appearance by Vince Vaughn and Quentin Tarantino as the drug lords. God's death folks! You complain about these TV show remakes being lazy and unimaginitive rip-offs of the show, then complain when its not! Mann knows what he's doing. He knows the cultural impact of Miami Vice, the 80s excess that was in the show, the preeminent sensation of cool - and he applied it to 2005. Think about it: You're a Mtv-Paris Hilton watching teenager of this age. You weren't old enough to know the 80s. You've got Colin Farrel and Jamie Foxx (for the women), you've got hot women, fast cars, guns, guns, drugs, and Jigga. Plus, Linkin Park? 11-25 year olds are going to eat this shit up. And that's really who this movie is for. Not 30-something guy who posts on Aint It Cool News.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 9:04 a.m. CST

    I need a drink

    by stvnhthr

    I don't know what everyone is yapp'n about. Mann doing another gun blazing cops and robber flick looks cool to me. Throw in the excessive toys and lifestyles of the Miami Vice show and you got a winner. But for some strange reason I wanted a vodka cocktail after watching the trailer.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 9:28 a.m. CST

    LAME, LAME, LAME!!! This is going to suck.

    by Jeditemple

    Linkin Park music? WTF?!! This is going to be an over-the-top piece of Hollywood garbage.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 10:04 a.m. CST

    I like Foxx, but this looks like crap.

    by Nizzuts

    At the very least, it should be set in the 80's. If not that, then why not get Johnson and Thomas to reprise their roles? And why Colin Farrell? Russell Crowe busy? (Yes, I am stealing from Chris Rock)

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Lenny Nero & indiephantom, re: above posts

    by tiredpm

    indiephantom, if he's meant to be undercover then I'll buy the look. Cheers for the info. Lenny Nero, I'm glad you enjoyed those movies, I was left cold by Hart's War, SWAT and The Recruit; I never made it all the way through Tigerland or Veronica Guerrin; and I haven't had a chance to see Intermission or Home at the End of the World -- having a small kid at home really messed up my movie watching :-) As for Minority Report, I would call that Spielberg and Cruise's movie, as opposed to a Farrell starrer. Phone Booth struck me as a movie that would have been better with complete unknowns -- it reminded me a lot of Two-Minute Warning, but that film had the bonus of never seeing or hearing from the sniper. Appreciate the response, though, as well as your experience with Farrell -- it's nice to get a reply in this forum that wasn't all flames.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Hey mbrypotzebra, even Kodak admits they were wrong about the di

    by Samuel Steamer

    Jeez. Some people never give up.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 11:16 a.m. CST

    guess Foxx now has time to promote film now that his "Save Tooki

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 11:27 a.m. CST

    But there are more pressing questions at hand...

    by thecomedian

    Will the Miami "Device" make a comback? What was the best Miami Vice song, "In The Air of Night", "Smuggler's Blues" or "You Belong to the City"? And really, in the Beatles Vs. Stones of 80's syth theme songs which one is really king, The Theme for Miami Vice or AXEL F. Me, I'm in the Axel F camp. But seriously, Collin Ferell IS wearing a suit with a T-Shirt. It's just not a white suit with a Turquoise one. The only thing that may be shitty is if he has an irish accent. The biker mustache sucks. And for all you digital haters. You do realize that Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith were both completely shot on HD. I bet most of you mooks wouldn't truly be able to tell the difference. Collateral's HD just looked cruddy in some shots because Mann used a Sony camera that's totally outdated now.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Hey Wellesian - The 80s were a part if MIAMI VICE

    by LilOgre

    MIAMI VICE was an 80's centric show - this remake looks tantamount to making a show set in the 00's with some kids at an after school hangout with Wi-Fi, blackberrys, and PSP's and then naming the main characters named Richie and The Fonz and calling it HAPPY DAYS. I'm all for a great crime movie set in Miami directed by Michael Mann - just don't call it MIAMI VICE.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Comedian - I did know AOTC and ROTS were shot on digital

    by LilOgre

    And I still thought they looked like shit. The real film shots in TPM are some of the best things about that prequel. The only thing that digital really works for is 24 - where it actually seems to enhance the grit and urgency of real-time. Otherwise it just looks like people are saving money. IMHO.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Re: Nizzuts

    by Wellesian

    Nobody wants to see old ass Don Johnson and Phillip Whoeverthefuck still wearing those suits in 1985. Nobody wants to see a complete and total 1985-set movie. Get with the marketing (oh, and marketing won't change folks: its geared to those 11-30 years old). Anyone born in 1985 is now the prime target audience...and they don't know shit about the 80s. What Mann obviously has done is try to capture the spirit of 80s excess and style without copying it...a style that never really ended in Miami. I think Colin Farrel is going to phone this one in, and Foxx usually does good work with Mann leading him. And with the story being the characters are undercover, you get loads of the Mann patented pseudo-psychological explorations of character (which, while basic, work for him). Its been a long time since a good blockbuster action movie came our way (and if you're an elitist who thinks all blockbuster action sucks: Lethal Weapon 1&2, Die Hard, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, Heat, Collateral, Bourne Identity/Supremacy, etc). Support smart movies, and don't give any money to shit like Stealth and Reign of Fire.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 11:38 a.m. CST

    RE: LilOgre

    by Wellesian

    See above post: capturing the spirit of the 80s style adjusted to today; marketing to youth who don't remember the 80s; those who remember it vividly are no longer target audience. And just the basic fact that any movie with such heavy subject matter, set faithfully in 1985 (with the clothes, music, hair, cars, excess) is going to have a comedic element to it. It becomes a parody rather than a faithful adaptation. It's laughable.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Really, was the tv series that much more thought provoking?

    by Terry_1978

    Mann is behind them both, but no one really saw the show as much more than a 1980's cop actioner in the glitzy world of Miami. Complaints that this one isn't all that deep are pretty much moot.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Wellesian - What I am saying is Why Call It Miam Vice?

    by LilOgre

    I understand the parody aspect inherent in emulating the 80's but all I'm saying is why call it MIAMI VICE then? Its not like the plot or hook of the show is an integral part of the adaptation like THE FUGITIVE or even (I know) CHARLIE'S ANGELS where the spirit of the show would stand if adapted outside of its time period. Taken out of context, the black cop/white cop tracking down druglords is pretty generic actually. Why not just call it something else??? I'm sure we are all grown up and smart enough to understand that this film would operate as a veiled homage or updating and it might even be cooler.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 1:15 p.m. CST


    by REDD

    "MIAMI VICE was an 80's centric show." Wow, could that be because it was made in the Eighties?

  • You have to be more than just made in the 80's to epitomize that time. I hardly think that Hill Street Blues or Cagney and Lacey were "80's centric." Miami Vice reveled in the glory of of the Reaganomics/ me generation excess and did so beautifully for the most part.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Vice can be...

    by REDD

    updated to the present just like pretty much any show from the 80's (or whatever period). It's not that difficult (especially a crime show). And Bacardi is hosting the early debut of the trailer because it's connected to the film; Look for the Bacardi Powerboat (along with it's Mojito sister boat) in the race scenes when the movie comes out.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by REDD


  • Dec. 13, 2005, 5:19 p.m. CST

    wellesian: Then don't call it Miami Vice

    by Nizzuts

    Personally I don't like the idea of a Miami Vice movie. We already have a modern Miami/drug taskforce movie. In fact we have two of the called Bad Boys and Bad Boys II. My point is, why use old characters and an old tv show name if the actual movie/story is going to be totaly different? Marketing people are retarded. Anyone who is intrested in the name Miami Vice is intrested in the 80's tv show. Anyone intrested in a crime drama won't give a shit whether it is Miami Vice or some other name. Based on your comments, Peter Jackson should have made Lord of the Rings set in modern times, because who really gives a shit about people wearing tunics, riding horses and fighting with swords and bows. Again to use Peter Jackson (and no I am not trying to suck his balls or anything). He remade King Kong, but chose to set it in the 30's rather than set it in modern times. Is that so bad? I'll grant you the arguement about upgrading the cast as long as it is still set in the 80's. But if you are going to set it in the current time, then why not have Don Johnson reprise his role as a mentor to a new younger vice squad and let the movie explore new characters. I actualy happen to love action movies, even crappy ones, so I don't mind this movie being made. It will probabaly be good and I do like most of Mann's films. I simply don't see any reason to market it as Miami Vice when the only thing that resembles the TV show are some character names. If your target audience doesn't give a shit about Miami Vice, then you gain nothing from taking that approach. Anyway, Colin Farrell will most likely phone this in, I think he already played this character in SWAT and that movie with Pachino where they were CIA agents.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Could be dope. I'm sure the action, dialogue, Miami hotspot

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    Let's see now, My top 5 for 06 is as follows (from 5 to 1): X3, Pirates II, Miami Vice, The Da Vinci Code, and Superman. My other top 5 in no particular order to round of my Top 10 would be: M.i.III, (Infernal Affair remake), The Fountain, A Scanner Darkly and a tie between Eragon and Ghost Rider.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Miami Vice is...

    by Wellesian

    a brand name. Like Folgers, or Star Trek. Miami Vice is a ready made franchise. Although the story, setting, and style maybe different, it's easier to make money off a ready-made brand than to start a new one. Lazy? Yep. But that's Hollywood. Furthermore, this isn't some hack trying to interpret the original elements of the series: its the show's former executive producer. He has a right (second only to the creator, whom, I imagine, gave consent) to ret-con the stories. The idea of an old Sonny Crocket mentoring a new team of cops is as dumb as the old Starsky and Hutch meeting the new Starksy and Hutch in that movie...what was it called? Whatever the title, it breaks down the 4th wall, takes the audience out of the world of the movie, and that works best for comedy. The aesthetics of Lord of the Rings or King Kong make it virtually impossible to set them in any other time. The sense of wonder, magic, and amazement of those movies are unique to their periods. Miami Vice, on the other hand, revels in the excessive lifestyle of Miami's rich and famous. That style of excess and it's connection to vice and crime are just as notable and relevant today as they were in 1985. The series used the most popular music of the day to let you know it was a contemporary version of the old hard-boiled detectives ('Down these dark streets a man must go...' and all that jazz). If you want to connect to a modern audience about a modern story, you have to deal with modern issues.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Well, WalterEgo and tiredpm, I was unaware the question called f

    by Lenny Nero

    No problem. I understand what you mean now. Honestly, I love SWAT and THE RECRUIT, two action movies that rely more on wit and ingenuity than flash and wild camera angles. They were by character actor directors (especially HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS alum Clarke Johnson) and they were damn fun. But, again, to each his own. Besides, Walter, TIGERLAND, INTERMISSION and HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD were all seen by someone in this country, me. And am I special? I try not to think so. But I appreciate the cordial response, tiredpm.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Also, SWAT made $116 million. I'd call that some good box of

    by Lenny Nero

    And knowing several video store employees, it made a bundle on video. I'll agree with you on the tepid critical response, though.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 8:32 p.m. CST


    by GopherTrace

    "Helicopters Flying in Major Metropolitan Areas at Night"

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 9:15 p.m. CST


    by Wellesian

    ...Yeah, every director has a shot that they love to jerk off to. Spielberg loves pools of light, Tarantino loves feet (I think he's a shrimper), and Michael Bay's 'glossy hero slow-mo' is famous and ignominius.

  • Dec. 13, 2005, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Finally, something that looks like a REAL MOVIE!

    by Nate Champion

    Being a fan of Michael Mann, the idea of "Heat in Miami" sounds pretty fucking good. I'm not expecting much more than Mann's typically operatic, over-the-top potboiler mode here... but I know what I won't be getting: tons of shitty-looking special effects in a movie made for fucking 11-year-olds. I WILL be getting: Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx kicking some major ass while looking badass as hell, AND Gong Li AND Tom fucking Towles. If you don't know who Tom Towles is, SHUT THE FUCK UP! This movie will seriously own your scrubby, ignorant asses, ape cagers.

  • Dec. 14, 2005, 5 a.m. CST

    Picked up the 2nd season episodes today.

    by Uncapie

    Like them or hate the, the chemistry between Don Johnson, Phillip Michael Thomas and Edward James Olmos worked. If Farrell, Fox and the guy who plays Olmos' part don't have the mix, forget it.

  • Dec. 14, 2005, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Looks stupid

    by xXMr_BoJaNgLeSXx

    I swear the only thing tainting it for me was the bullshit Jay-Z/Linkin Park music. A better choice, almost ANYTHING else, woulda amplified a lil' more intensity out of that trailer. Otherwise, all I expect from this is to be an interracial version of "Bad Boys".

  • Dec. 14, 2005, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Lenny Nero, re: Farrell, SWAT and BO

    by tiredpm

    Wow, an actual discussion in a talkback. It's cold here in DC, but I didn't realize hell had actually frozen over... My problem with SWAT was that I was expecting more from Clark Johnson and I felt they tried too hard to showhorn in action movie cliches when I was hoping for something a little...tougher. Yeah, I know, Hollywood summer flick and all, but I thought that seven years working on the best cop show ever would have given Johnson an edge to really make something that would have been both fun and hardcore when it needed to be. There were parts I enjoyed (I'm always up for a movie/show that features a cast member of Sports Night) but I was just left feeling that I really wanted the movie to be more than it was. The Recruit left me with nothing at the end. Just didn't care. Finally, I look at Farrell and think that he missed the films that would have made him a true star and delivered the box office. He strikes me as someone who'd do very well in a Shane Black movie, spouting the dialogue and being in the middle of insane gunplay. He has a public persona that strikes me as trying to emulate Riggs from the Lethal Waepon films -- if he gets a film that matches that, I think he'd blow people away. Right, before I get accused of being in love with Farrell, I'm done on this topic :-) Cheers for the thoughts, mate.

  • Dec. 14, 2005, 11:47 a.m. CST


    by calami-shami

    colin farrel with a greasy mullet, speedboats full of blow. Hell yeah I can't wait. Lots of good stuff this summer even if half of it turns out crap. Superman, Xmen, Miami Vice, uh...hmmm, some other things too im sure.

  • Dec. 14, 2005, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Good call on the Colin Farrell/Shane Black prediction.

    by Lenny Nero

    I actually like the fact that CF hasn't selected all the most widely-promoted movies and doesn't always demand to be the star--he ain't no Tom Cruise is all I'm saying. And you are a kindred spirit, since you happened to mention my two favorite television shows of all time, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS and SPORTS NIGHT. I too wish SWAT were a litle more hardcore, but I also understand the PG-13 police (read, the studio).

  • Dec. 14, 2005, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Homicide, Sports Night and SWAT

    by tiredpm

    My hope is that Clark Johnson used SWAT as a launching pad and can take some serious directing chops (The Shield and The Wire) to his next project -- The Sentinel doesn't really strike me as the film that will put him over the top, though, it just seems destined to be a TBS late night special, and the trailer doesn't do it any favors whatsoever. Man, that looks generic. Now I'm really hoping that he's using a couple of studio flicks to give him the cachet he needs to make a solid movie. As for Sports Night, if there was ever a mis-step on that show I never saw it and one line has become legendary for me and my friends: "I told many, many people." I had to catch a re-run of that episode to find out what happened five minutes after that line, I was laughing so hard. A TV classic. Back to the thread topic, though, whatever quibbles I have with Farrell, I'm going to see the film -- Michael Mann's films usually blow me away just due to the cinematography. The moment in Heat where Neil drives through the tunnel in the light and then exits the tunnel into darkness and decides to go after Waingro knocks me on my ass every single time. If I'm ever going to buy Farrell, this will be the movie, I hope.

  • Dec. 14, 2005, 2:29 p.m. CST

    I don't know what does more...

    by Childe Roland

    ...for your credibility as a judge of good cinema, Lenny Nero - your list of 8 movies you enjoyed (many of which were a far cry from good) featuring Farrell, or your mention of box office receipts as some sort of stick to measure the quality of S.W.A.T. by. You're a Hollywood PR machine's wet dream. In other news, the guy who plays Sawyer on Lost could do a better Sonny Crockett.

  • Dec. 14, 2005, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Michael Mann is The Man

    by allfunandgames

    This is just a teaser, so making a judgement as to the quality of Miami Vice at this stage is nigh on impossible. But the fact that there is no one more qualified than Michael Mann to make this film, and given his exemplary track record, I have to say that I am eternally confident that this will rock your balls!

  • Dec. 14, 2005, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Who Can Even Watch The Trailer?

    by Karl Childers

    It never loads properly.

  • Dec. 14, 2005, 10:14 p.m. CST


    by calami-shami

    jaheezius christ the more i think about this movie the more i want to see it RIGHT NOW. Has Micheal Mann ever made a bad movie? That's a rhetorical question of course, I know he hasn't. Please don't answer it by listing the movies of his you don't like lol. SUPERMAN RETURNS hits me a little off base as well QTN. It looks so plain in the trailer plot wise, but then I read the synopsis on IMDB and it mentions deep space. Its when I think about what that could possibly mean that makes me giddy (yeah I said it.) to see that movie, that and the shot of kent jumping through the corn. I'm starting to realize how Singer is approaching this film. He's going for the look that the comics had back in the 30's. Superman had a thinner build, the symbol was smaller. The trailer shows alot of art deco architecture (or is it art neveau, i get those mixed up all the time.) Back on subject: Colin Ferrel wont be Tom Cruise until he starts worshiping alien ghosts that live in people's skulls. That guy who plays Sawyer (Josh Holloway) would have made a great Crockett, he's proven he can sport a mullet and a five o clock shadow and still be taken seriously. Too bad Lost didn't come out sooner. Farrel's gonna be great though. By the way anybody notice Holloway's disturbingly shaped pectorals. He looks like they were ripped out and then shoved back in. Not that i'm looking at them or anything...never mind.

  • Dec. 14, 2005, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Childe, I only mentioned box office BECAUSE it was said above th

    by Lenny Nero

    I wasn't defending the movie, just that bit of factual error.

  • Dec. 14, 2005, 11:24 p.m. CST

    IN MY OPINION: The HD video (Filmstream Camera) is actually very

    by Psalmolive

    "Everybody Hates Chris" is shot with it, and that has got to be the best looking show I have ever seen on TV. The latitude with these cameras is amazing.

  • Dec. 14, 2005, 11:56 p.m. CST

    I hated The Recruit.

    by Shan

    I thought the twist was obvious a mile off as for who was really behind it all, as well as what Farrell's character did to trap him - as said by the people who the villain thought were there to arrest [him/her] "We weren't here for you [the villain], we were here for him [Farrell]". Obviously just my opinion ...

  • Dec. 15, 2005, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Not impressed

    by Brody77

    For one, Colin Farrell is a two bit hack - he's been universally crap in everything he's been in, and I include the Phone Booth trailer in that. For two, Jamie Foxx cannot act - one word. "Stealth". Whoever suggested Josh Holloway had a fair point, the guy seems to exude bad boy cool. Don Johnson would be proud. If the theme, Phil Collins or any Jan Hammer music are excluded from this, then it ISN'T miami Vice - I don't CARE if Mann produced the TV Show. That said & done, there's no way the movie can be worse than Miami Vice series 5!!! (Sheena Easton?WTF??)

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