Hi pals, coming up on this week’s episode of Go With The Heat we’re on the second of three reruns of our Miami Vice season 4 review. On This Week In Vice, we’re looking at the summer between seasons 4 and 5. This week we’re taking a look back to Aug. 21 to Sept. 24, 1988, when Miami Vice was King.
On Sept. 17 the 1988 Summer Olympics kicked off in Seoul, South Korea. Not without controversy the games included The US Women’s Gymnastic team being penalized which cost them the Gold and diver Greg Louganis hit his head on the springboard but went on to win Gold.
In 1988 there was a very short list of people who could get Steve Winwood off the top of the Hot 100. Lucky for us, George Michael’s multi-platinum album Faith is still churning out number 1’s. On Aug. 27 Monkey from Michael would move into the top spot and is the FOURTH number one from Faith. But, enough about George Michael, no matter how blasphemous that sounds.
Replacing Monkey is a song from Guns N’ Rosesthat defined the 80’s and the metal hair bands that roamed the streets. From the massive album Appetite for Desctruction is Sweet Child o’ Mine. In a weird twist, this song was the third single from the album but the only song to reach number one.
What a weird, weird time at the Box Office. Last week we discussed a few of the movies that aren’t just the best of the 80’s, but maybe at least one of them is in the running for best comedies ever. This time we have three movies that reach number one and only one of them is… nevermind, nothing I was going to say was nice.
First up is A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. This would actually win the box office for 3 consecutive weeks. There’s not much to say, its just another Freddy Kruger movie. After Nightmare on Elm Street is Moon Over Parador starring Richard Dreyfuss, Sonia Braga and Raul Julia. Its a thing that exists and some people went and watched it.
Finally we have A Fish Called Wanda. This movie had an all-star cast including John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin. Written by Cleese this is actually an underrated movie even though it was nominated for 3 Academy Awards.
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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