Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat after a tragic accident Sonny reconnects with his son in the episode Child’s Play. On This Week in Vice we’ll be taking a look back when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 1987, when Miami Vice was king.
On Oct. 30 NEC Home Entertainment released the TurboGrafX-16 game console in Japan. It would eventually see a release in North America in 1989 and is the first console in the “16-Bit Era” of consoles, even though the TurboGrafx-16 only had an 8-bit CPU. Also known as the “PC Engine”, this console would see many iterations into the 90’s while having an avid fanbase in Japan. The TurboGrax-16 would never get a foothold in North America, competing against the Sega Genesis and Super NES.
Move over Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, The King of Pop is taking over the Hot 100. From the album of the same name, the hit song Bad moves into the top spot. This is the second number one from the album and would hold the top spot in 11 countries. The 18-minute short film music video is directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese, was even introduced as TV special in August of 1987 and even stars a very young Wesley Snipes.
Fatal Attraction is still at the top of the box office and will be there until mid-November. Looking into the archives we have another stinker with an all-star cast. Directed by Tom Holland (of Fright Night and Child’s Play fame) is the film Fatal Beauty. Starring Whoppi Goldberg as Det. Rita Rizzoli and co-starring Sam Elliott as a fellow detective and her love interest. The comedy-thriller would under-perform at the box office and was eviscerated by critics and even lead to a remorseful director confirming the stinkiness of this film.
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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