Miami Vice Quotes

Izzy Moreno: I thought we were going to have a meaningful diabolical time.

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José Yero: I'm a disco guy.

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Sonny Crockett: Hate waiting, feel like a character in a Becket play.
Det. Ricardo Tubbs: Since when do you know Becket?
Sonny Crockett: Charlie Becket, works down the shoeshine, writes plays on the side.

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Sonny Crockett: I don't believe you for a New York minute.

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Street lady at bar: Hey, handsome, why don't you buy me a drink?
Rickles: Because I wasn't born yesterday.

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Vincent 'Vinnie' DeMarco: If Miami hasn't got it, they haven't invented it yet.

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Det. James "Sonny" Crockett: Hey, Tubbs, you ever consider a career in Southern law enforcement?
Det. Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs[chuckles]: Maybe. Maybe...

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Det. James "Sonny" Crockett: Knowing the answers doesn't make it easier, does it?
Det. Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs: In this job you're lucky if it doesn't make it harder.

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Trudy Joplin: Hey, handsome, why don't you buy me a drink?
Ex-ranger Jake Pierson: Because I wasn't born yesterday.

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Caroline Crockett: You're all players, Sonny. You get high on the action.

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Crockett: [on them working together] Well, I don't know how this is gonna work, Tubbs. I mean, uh, you're not exactly up my alley--style and personawise. Heaven knows I'm no box of candy. But with all things considered, I think we may have to consider some type of... temporary working relationship.

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Tubbs: Crockett. James "Sonny" Crockett.
Crockett: Very good, Tubbs. Next week we'll work on your name.
Tubbs: University of Florida. All-American wide receiver number 88? Am I right or what?
Crockett: Oh, that was a long time ago.
Tubbs: You were sensational. I remember one time I watched you run a screen pass 90 yards with 10 seconds left on the clock, man, for the winning TD against Alabama.
Crockett: It was 92 yards, Tubbs. Six seconds remaining.
Tubbs: Yeah, well, excuse the hell outta me. You know, not that Vice isn't the most glamorous gig in the world, Crockett, but what happened, huh? I mean, you must have had half the scouts in the NFL on your tail.
Crockett: Traded it all in on two years in the Southeast Asian Conference.
Tubbs: 'Nam?
Crockett: No, Coney Island.

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Scottie: Six months ago some guy comes up to me in Little Havana. Hands me a suitcase. He says, "Compliments of Mr. Calderone." Nothing else. Just compliments. I didn't even open the damn thing for two weeks. Sonny--
Crockett: How much? How much to buy you, Scottie?
Scottie: 70 grand. The calls from DeSoto started about a month later. Information. That's all they wanted was information.
Crockett: Information?
Scottie: I tried to pull out at least a dozen times, but it was too late. I mean, I never expected anyone to get killed.
Crockett: They changed the game plan on us, Scott. Is it still goin' down tonight?
Scottie: Yeah.
Crockett: Where?
Scottie: You gotta help me, man. You gotta help me, man. I got a family. [Cop cars pull up] I got 15 years as a stand-up cop.
Crockett: Where? Where?!
Scottie: I got two medals of valor! I took a bullet for you, for God's sakes! [sighs] They're runnin' a sports fishing boat out of Keys Marina. The drop-off's up river.
Crockett: Am I, uh, am I missing something here, or what, Scottie? I don't get it. I don't understand this. You were my partner. I had you and Donna and the kids over to dinner, what, 20 or 30 times. [angry] Thanksgiving, birthdays. I trusted you! [grabs Scottie's throat] I trusted you, you bastard! I trusted you! [Tubbs pulls Crockett away as Scottie cries]

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Crockett: Hey, Tubbs. You ever consider a career in southern law enforcement?
Tubbs: Maybe. [chuckles] Maybe.

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Artie Rollins: Am I dealing with something here I can't handle? I mean, you two are just a couple of, high-rollin' cowboys from Jersey with a briefcase full of cash.....isn't that right detectives?

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Vincent "Vinnie" Marco: If Miami hasn't got it, they haven't invented yet.

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Crockett: I don't know, there's something scary about the concept of Switek and Zito doing roach removal. Like it's a conflict of interest or something.

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Crockett: People in stucco houses shouldn't throw quiche.

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[Switek and Zito catch Izzy trying to rob store]
Izzy: I'm no criminal. I mean, I never been convicted. I have a few indictments, man, but [Izzy strikes the counter with a tire iron] I'm a man of no convictions.

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Izzy: Hey, we Hispanics don't know the meaning of danger, but we're very familiar with the word COM-PEN-SA-TION.

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Izzy: You’re talking to a man who has withstood the finest interrogation techniques…electrical, mechanical, psychological…philosophical, European, domestic, commercial.

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Brenda: How do you go from this tranquility to that violence?
Crockett: I usually take the Ferrari.

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Kern: New Bren-10's pretty nice, eh Burnett?
Crockett: It's all right.
Kern: Got the Eagle inside, you want to try it?
Crockett: Some other time, Kern.
Kern: Haven't seen you in a while.
Crockett: Been pretty busy.
Kern: Still keeping in touch with the Cazadores?
Crockett: That bunch of daisies? [laughs scornfully] I'm putting together a whole new group of people. Men that take life seriously.
Crockett: 200 miles out there, there's men sitting in nuclear submarines just waiting to put us in their crosshairs. Who's gonna protect us, mister? The Army? They're a bunch of toy soldiers. Half-breds! Women! Homosexuals! That's who is protecting our country!

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Crockett: Vietnam, Cambodia, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Everglades. Bet I've soaked up more swamp than Elvis.
Tubbs: Look on the bright side of things, man. At least nobody's trying to make shoes out of you. Yet.

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Tubbs: [over the phone] That's TUBBS: Tough, Unique, Bad, Bodacious, Sassy.

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Crockett: If the supplier can't deliver...
Tubbs: Then Rivillas' customers start to shiver.

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Gallo: [Talking to Gina] Ninety percent of all cops never discharge their weapons. They go about their jobs, nobody gets hurt. Then there's the cowboy. [Turns to Crockett] How many shooting hearings have you had? Ten? How many men have died?
Crockett: Only the bad guys, Gallo.

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Crockett: The secret to success, whether it's women or money, is knowing when to quit. I oughta know: I'm divorced and broke.

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CIA agent Carter: My name is Carter, and I don't like you. And I don't care about your crummy little drug deals. I don't care about Herrera, and I don't care about the half million.
Castillo: Well, you must care about something. You look nervous.

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Izzy: Your partner looks like kinda intense today.
Switek: I haven't seen him like this since 1983, when he chased a guy who stole a hubcap from the bug van.
Izzy: Have we already had the scene where I ask what this is all about and you say, "Shut up, we ask the questions".
Switek: I don't know, did we, Lar?

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