Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat we're replaying some of our favorite moments and clips from season 3. We also have a huge announcement, so be sure to check out this weeks episode. On This Week in Vice this is the part two of our review of the summer between season 3 and 4 of Miami Vice. This week we'll be covering July 13 to Sept. 20, 1987, when Miami Vice was king.
On August 16, Northwest Flight 255 just moments after taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Airport crashed, killing all 6 crew members, 2 people in automobiles near I-94 and 148 of the 149 passengers. A 4-year old girl was the only survivor of the crash that was the deadliest aviation disaster in American history at the time.
On Sept. 7, Donald Harvey confessed and was indicted for the murder of 12 people while working at Marymount Hospital in London, Ohio. Dubbed the "Angel of Death", Harvey killed terminally ill patients and said he wanted to "ease their pain". He eventually admitted to killing over 80 people, some ill and others not, and was sentenced to 20 consecutive life sentences.
In this stretch there are 6 different number one songs that would top the Billboard Hot 100. The songs include Shakedown by Bob Seger, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2,Who's That Girl by Madonna and the cover song La Bamba from Los Lobos.
But the biggest hit in summer months is Along by Heart. Although the song was originally written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly and even made an appearance on the sitcom Dreams, Heart's cover is the best version. From the album Bad Animals, the power ballad is the bands biggest hit sitting on top of the Hot 100 for three weeks. This song is the best of the 80's summed up in about 4 minutes.
Unlike music, there are only 3 movies that would win the box office in the summer of 1987. For the most of the summer, Stakeout held the box office. Starring Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez its a great 80's movie and would even have a sequel aptly titled Another Stakeout. There is a bond movie that would win a few weekends but neither of these movies matter.
On July 17 one of the most important sci-fi movies ever hits theaters. Starring Peter Weller and Nancy Allen is the all-time classic Robocop. The dystopian cyberpunk action movie is set in a crime-ridden futuristic city of Detroit and only a half-man/half-machine ultimate cop can restore order to the city. This movie created an entire universe including two sequels, two animated shows, a video game and a television show and a mini-series.
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 us on Twitter @gowiththeheat. That's all for this week, bye pals.
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