Miami Vice

Title: Miami Vice
Year: 1984–1990
Actors: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown, Michael Talbott, Edward James Olmos
Genre: Action, Criminal, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Viewing method: Selected episodes

Why in Database: Turtle elements appear in three episodes of Miami Vice, twice only in dialogues and once symbolically.

The first mention is in episode Cool Runnin’, which is the third episode of the first season. One of the characters (the typical “hero of the episode”) receives a box of chocolates from the main characters and checks what they are, and when he sees that they are “turtles”, in a sense, he says that he hates turtles.

Let me see what kind of candy this is. Turtles? I hate turtles, man. You know what I’m sayin’?

Another turtle is mentioned in Forgive Us Our Debts (eleventh episode of the third season), the turtle appears in the form of the phrase “turtle this issue”.

– Would you spare me the campaign rhetoric?
– You wanna turtle this issue until after the election.

Another turtle is mentioned in Borrasca (the fifth season of the fifth episode). At the very beginning there is a scene in which a man is killed. A moment later the policemen are shown, one says the license plates confirm that this is De La Carta’s car. The second one states that in the end someone caught the “Turtle Man”, so he probably had a nickname. Policeman also adds that little was left of his shell, referring to an armored car which was supposed to ensure his safety. Below we add screenshots of both, the man and his car.

– Plates confirm it’s De La Cart’s custom tank. But they blew it to bits with armor-pierced bullets.
– Somebody finally tagged the Turtle Man. Not much left of his shell.

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