Hi pals, coming up on this week’s episode of Go With The Heat Castillo is framed as a Congresswoman attempts to protect her son in the episode Miami Squeeze. On This Week In Vice we’re taking a look back to when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from February 12 to February 18, 1989, when Miami Vice was King.
On Feb. 14 the Supreme Leader of Iran issued a decree for the death of writer Salman Rushdie for his novel The Satanic Verses. Several attempts on Rushdie’s life and people associated with the work including Hitoshi Igarashi who was murdered in 1991.
On Feb. 13 Oklahoma Sooners all-star quarterback Charles Thompson was arrested for selling coccaine to an undercover officer. A picture of the All-American handcuffed and in a prison jumpsuit would be on the cover of Sports Illustrated and a media frenzy followed the disgraced quarterback closely. Thompson served 17 months in prison and would briefly return to football before going undrafted in 1993.
Alright, I’ve been looking forward to this week for some time. Kicking Sheriff off the the top of the Hot 100 is one of the best performers of the 80’s and 90’s. From the album Forever Your Girl is Straight Up by Paula Abdul. The song was an instant classic for both the music and the music video. The video included an appearance by Arsenio Hall and was directed by a young David Fincher.
Three Fugitives short run on top of the box office comes to an end and is replaced by a sequel to a horror classic. The Fly II starring Eric Stoltz and Daphne Zuniga pales in comparision to the original which starred Jeff Goldblum and was directed by David Cronenberg but still has the gross-out effects.
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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