The Appeal of Miami Vice the Movie: Foxx said he took on the role in Miami Vice because of, in his words, the hotness of the idea and because it was Michael Mann in charge. When I talked to Michael Mann, and just learned about who Michael Mann was, I made a couple rookie mistakes, saying, Why dont you do Miami Vice? You did it as a television show And we do Jay-Z and we do this and we do that... He was like, Get out of here! But after enough of me going up to him and saying, Look, I really think that this is a great opportunity for you to take a commercial hit, a franchise, and bring the real film capability that Michael Mann has together. So, now, were all protected in the sense of were doing a big-time summer movie, but its still held together by the Michael Mann way of thinking. Thats why I wanted to do it.
Colin Farrell added, It was Jamies idea. I had been talking to Michael for a couple of years about finding something to do together, and then this came along and it was just the perfect opportunity. I knew that Michael, from the onset, wanted to get We all know he can handle an action sequence, whether its the piece that he did with The Last of the Mohicans or whether its that very famous scene in Heat, he can understand the choreography of an action sequence - and a very highly volatile one. But unless its backed up with some human drama, and unless you have some kind of emotional investment in the characters
He understands that the validity of doing big-scale things isnt there unless you really do care about the characters that youre watching. So with that in mind, I didnt really think much about good old Don Johnson. If I was to think about the early Crockett, I would have been in f***kin trouble because I would have been arguing with him over the suits that I wanted to wear, and no socks with my slip-ons, and all that kind of stuff. And, Wheres my crocodile? Jamie said that he met Don in a restaurant in Los Angeles and [to Foxx] what did he say?
Foxx answered: You tell Colin Farrell when hes through with my jock strap, to give it back. Laughing, Farrell said, Im still waiting but it never arrived - the jock strap. It might have added something interesting to the character. Why is he always itching his balls? Hes wearing Don Johnsons jock strap. But, no, Miami Vice the TV show was the original genesis for this piece, but we approached it from a very contemporary standpoint. Its its own entity, really.
Colin Farrells In-Depth Analysis of His Characters Romantic Relationship: Isabella [Gong Li] and Crockett are two people who find each other in the wrong place, at the wrong time, though theyre the right people. Thats the unfortunate thing about what transpires between the two of them. To quote good old Jerry Maguire, they do kind of complete each other. They are two people that live in very volatile environments. Hes on one side of the law and this woman, Isabella, is on the other side of the law. They come together in what is a very dangerous idea and a very bad idea. The scene they have in Havana, they say at the bar, You know, this is never going to last. Its never going to work, but they find in each other, in that act of making love, that its almost overwhelming. Its almost too much to take.
Crocketts someone that would have had one night stands over the years, prolifically, and never be emotionally attached to anyone, and one of the primary reasons would be the work that he involves himself in. But he finds, with this woman, someone that seems to make complete sense, perfect sense. And so doing our scene together was just about emotional investment or emotional realization, in seeing some of yourself - maybe the best of yourself, and none of the worst - in the other person. But there is something quite tragic to it, as well, I suppose.