(via Miami New Times)
A quarter of a century ago, South Beach was a rundown crime pit populated by cocaine cowboys, pimps, junkies, and quite a few retirees on modest budgets. Then, on September 16, 1984, along came Crockett and Tubbs, two Metro-Dade Police vice squad detectives with their trademark pastel Versace suits, fast cars, and bad-ass attitudes on NBC's Miami Vice.
Being fictional and whatnot hampered them from actually cleaning up the Beach, but the cultural impact and influence of the '80s TV phenomenon can't be understated when it comes to SoBe's turnaround.
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