Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat Gina works to finally bring Frank Mosca to justice in the episode Blood and Roses. On This Week in Vice we’ll be taking a look back when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from March 21 to April 3, 1988, when Miami Vice was king.
On March 21 Mike Tyson defeated Tony Tubbs in Tokyo in just two rounds. The fight was squeezed in between his previous fight with Larry Holmes (who Tyson knocked out in the 4th. round) and his June 27th. fight against Micheal Spinks (who was knocked out in 91 seconds). 1988 would be the pinnacle of Tyson’s career, which would quickly go off-the-rails in 1989 both professionally and personally. Although his fight with Tony Tubbs wasn’t much to watch, it was still amazing to see Iron Mike in his boxing prime.
The King of Pop is back on top of the Hot 100. The two weeks between Vice episodes was dominated by Michael Jackson’s classic Man in the Mirror. The fourth consecutive number one single from the album Bad this song is universally praised as being one of Michael’s best. If you don’t like this song I highly encourage you to take a look at yourself and then make a change.
Okay, its alright people Police Academy: Assignment Miami Beach is gone and we never have to speak of it again. Replacing the Police Academy dud is the much better Biloxi Blues. Starring Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken the film follows a new soldier drafted into the Army during the last year of World War II and sent to Mississippi for basic training. Directed by Mike Nichols, its not the last time we’ll see him behind the camera in 1988 as he also directs an essential 80’s film Working Girl Even though Biloxi Blues its not the best comedy of the 80’s, it is a nice pallette cleanser after last week.
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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