Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat Crockett's girlfriends addiction threatens his case and his career in the episode Theresa. On This Week in Vice we'll be covering the when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from Feb. 9 to Feb. 15 , 1987, when Miami Vice was King.
On Feb. 15 the television miniseries Amerika premiered on ABC. Starring Kris Krisofferson, Sam Neil, Robert Urich and Lara Flynn Boyle the story is about life in the United States after a takeover by the Soviet Union. The series was 14-1/2 hours long with TV Guide calling Amerika "The most boring miniseries in a decade".
Pushing Madonna aside and triumphantly returning to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 is the triple platinum Bon Jovi classic Living on a Prayer. Often considered the greatest song of the 80's, any time this song is played strangers unite arm in arm and joyously sing together. The whole world rooted for Tommy and Gina, just hold on to what you got and give it a shot.
Platoon still holds the box office for one more week so we have to go to the archives. I could talk about the romantic comedy Mannequin starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Catrell but its not very good and would force me to acknowledge Starship's and their Oscar nominated song. Instead I'd rather talk about the much better film and the greatest arm wrestling movie ever Over The Top. Starring Sylvester Stallone as Lincoln Hawk, he treks to Las Vegas to compete in the World Arm Wrestling Championship to win back the love of his son and get a new long haul big rig. This is the type of movie that makes the 80's the best 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 gowiththeheat.com. I'd love to hear from you! Email the show firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter @domcorriveau. That's all for this week, bye pals.
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