Miami Vice was an American television crime drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and executive produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The series starred Don Johnson as James “Sonny” Crockett and Philip Michael Thomas as Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs, two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami. The series ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984 to 1989.
Unlike standard police procedurals, the show drew heavily upon 1980s New Wave culture and music. The show became noted for its integration of music and visual effects.
In the eighth episode of the second season, entitled ‘Bushido’, a portion of Kate’s song Hello Earth was used. The episode premiered on 22 November 1985.
Michael Mann directed a film adaptation of the series, which was released on July 28, 2006.