R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.
The production drew the attention of Hollywood insiders and the Trade magazines when its budget spiraled out of control thanks to script rewrites and location changes. The controversy lead to Universal issuing a statement, defending the film and director Michael Mann.
Deep-Chested Aryan Brother:
Shoot me, she dies. Shoot me, go ahead. Fuck it, we can all go. That's cool.
Det. Gina Calabrese: That's not what happens. What will happen is... what will happen is I will put a round at twenty-seven hundred feet per second into the medulla at the base of your brain. ...
In the opening nightclub scene, the first shot of Crockett over his shoulder shows, the collar of his white shirt is plainly visible. In the next shot, from the front, the shirt is black.
Although there were no opening credits in the theatrical release, the Unrated Director's Cut contains credits over a new sequence that opens the film. Once the credits are done, the film begins in the nightclub scene that opened the theatrical version.
The unrated director's cut adds 7 minutes of unseen footage:
$25,723,815 (USA) (30 July 2006)
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