White pants and Armani jackets have never looked so great on cops. How much do you remember about "Miami Vice"? Test your knowledge by taking this quiz!
The original idea was to shoot in Los Angeles and make it look like Miami. In the end, most of the shooting actually happened in Florida.
Philip Michael Thomas hit the big time with "Miami Vice," and then went on to star in commercials for psychics.
James "Sonny" Crockett is played by Don Johnson, who became permanently linked to the character.
Gina Calabrese is a detective in the department who has a thing for Sonny. In the end, though, they wind up as just friends.
Mann had a very specific -- and very pastel -- color scheme that he maintained throughout filming in order to evoke a certain look and feel. There were absolutely no earth tones allowed in his scenes.
Wilcox was already famous for his cop character in "CHiPs," and producers didn't want his familiar face contaminating the look and feel of "Miami Vice."
The show had a five-year run featuring 112 episodes.
The show started in 1984 and wrapped up in 1989. A feature film based on the concept was released in 2006.
Ricardo is Rico, a former New York City police officer who transfers to Miami.
Don Johnson essentially said it was too hot to wear socks during shooting, and the sock-less look eventually became associated with his character.
"Miss You," by The Rolling Stones, was one of the first of many famous songs to appear during this music-saturated show. Also in the first episode -- Cindi Lauper, Bette Midler and Phil Collins.
In spite of (or perhaps because of) the show's regular violence, the show became a hit on NBC.
Jones may not have made the list, but dozens of famous actors and musicians appeared on the show, making "Miami Vice" a veritable cornucopia of musical genius.
Don Johnson took home the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in 1985.
Anthony Yerkovich was the show's creator. He was also executive producer for the first six episodes.
In the show's second season, it cracked the Top 10 rankings at No. 9. After that, the ratings were all downhill.
The show's original name was "Gold Coast," but it was eventually changed to the catchier and more specific "Miami Vice."
Producers liked the idea of both Nolte and Bridges playing the part of Sonny. Eventually Don Johnson and his trademark swagger won out.
The cocaine drug wars were in full swing in 1984, leaving a trail of bodies across the city, nicknamed "Murder Capital."
The light-hearted first season eventually evolved into a darker, grittier show that examined the seedy underbelly of wealthy Miami.
It won only four of those Emmys, but the nominations were a sign of the show's quality, as well as its impact on popular culture.
Hammer was the electronic music genius behind the theme song. In 1985 he won a Grammy Award for his efforts.
Not only did the theme song hit No. 1, the entire soundtrack album was a hit, staying in the top spot for weeks.
With $10,000, the producers were able to include popular songs from well-known or up-and-coming acts. The show helped to reinvigorate or boost the sales of many musicians.
Crockett became inextricably linked to the Ferrari. In the first season, the Ferrari was actually a modified Corvette, a fact that started a lawsuit.
As a token of goodwill (and good marketing), Ferrari donated two brand-new cars, which were then used in many episodes, giving the manufacturer a chance to show off genuine products.
Sonny's constant beard stubble inspired a fashion trend, and manufacturer Wahl introduced the "Miami Device" to help copycats keep their stubble at an even length.
The second season was all in stereo. "Miami Vice" was actually one of the first shows ever to use stereo sound.
Eventually the studio agreed to pay Johnson more money, but they nearly replaced him with Mark Harmon of "NCIS" fame.
The ratings dropped to 61, but more than anything, the cast and crew felt as though the story had run its course.