Re-Run Theater presents Vice Fest: 30 Year Anniversary of Miami Vice.
It’s been 30 years since television history was made. 30 years since Crockett and Tubbs teamed up to chase down their powerful, elusive nemesis known only as The Columbian. 30 years since the pulsing Jan Hammer score and pink and blue logo first flashed across American TV screens.
When producer Anthony Yerkovich came up with the idea of combining MTV music video style with a cops show and selected Michael Mann as the show runner, we now had a weekly series that upended the entire action genre forever. Bright became the new dark. Instead of lurking in the shadows, bad deals and bloodletting happened in broad day light. Instead of the seedy dive bars of New York, we were now in the fanciest nightclubs of sun drenched Miami. No one wore cheap, shabby clothes anymore. Bad guys wore white suits and tropical shirts, hung out in gaudy beach front properties adorned with Nagal art and drove red sports cars. Dutch angles and fast paced editing was everywhere. Chase scenes were accompanied by either a pulsing synth score or a popular song from the era.
Starting at 7:00, we’ll have our pre-show: 80s music videos including rarely seen tracks of both Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas attempting to break into pop music on the coat tails of their new found super stardom. Plus the P-town set spoof: Portland Vice.
Then at 7:30, two very excellent episodes from SEASON TWO – arguably the best season – with guest stars Dean Stockwell and Frank Zappa (one of the episodes directed by Castillo himself: Edward James Olmos!) Whenever there is a commercial break, we will show vintage 80s ads reminding us over and over that this was the decade of bright spandex, big hair, shoulder pads, synth driven pop, giant cell phones, mid range guitars and way too much cocaine.
Wear your best 80s summer clothes!- See more at: http://hollywoodtheatre.org/vice-fest/#sthash.jPmzK17N.dpuf