This Week In Vice 31 – March 16 – April 5, 1986
This Week in Vice

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Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat a Central American poet needs the protection from the Miami Vice before testifying in Congress in the episode Free Verse. On This Week in Vice we'll be covering when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from March 16 to April 5, 1986, when Miami Vice was King.

In news…

On March 31 the largest airline disaster in Mexican history occurred 15 minutes after take-off from the Benito Juarez International Airport from Mexico City en route to Los Angeles. An explosion later blamed on an incorrectly filled tire would cause the fuel lines to rupture eventually leading to the plane crashing into the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range killing all 167 people on board.

In Music…

Moving Starship out of the way is These Dreams from the rock group Heart). There is another song that reached number one during the 3 weeks between Vice episodes, but I'm saving that for next week. The power ballad These Dreams was a significant departure from the band who's previous hits include Crazy On You, Magic Man and Barracuda. From the self-titled album, the song and album would be massive hits. The album would spend 92 weeks in the Top 200 and produce 4 hits. I will never hide my love for Heart, even if its a soft power ballad from a true rock band.

In Movies…

In this time period two movies will reach the top spot. But, like in music, I'll be saving one for next time. This week we'll take a look at the Ron Howard film Gung Ho. The plot centers around Hunt Stevenson, played by Michael Keaton who is tasked with convincing a Japanese motor company to reopen a closed American factory in a small town in Pennsylvania. The film is full of stereotypes, predictable and actually pretty surprising it made it to the top spot. In the height of fear over factory jobs being offshored in the mid-80's the premise may have struck a cord with American viewers but is one of the most forgettable movies from the decade.

And that's everything you need to know that was happening when Miami Vice was king. Be sure to join us on Go With The Heat at I'd love to hear from you! Email the show or follow me on Twitter @domcorriveau. That's all for this week, bye pals.

Intro/Outro and transition music provided by:
Happy Alley Kevin MacLeod
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This Week In Vice 31 – March 16 – April 5, 1986
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