Miami Vice is a 2006 neo-noir buddy cop action thriller film written, directed, and co-produced by Michael Mann and starring Colin Farrell as MDPD detective James "Sonny" Crockett, Jamie Foxx as Crockett’s partner Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, and Gong Li as Isabella. The film is an adaptation of the 1980s television series of the same name, on which Mann was an executive producer, and follows detectives Crockett and Tubbs, who go undercover to fight drug trafficking operations. The supporting cast features Naomie Harris, Barry Shabaka Henley, John Ortiz, Luis Tosar, Ciarán Hinds, Elizabeth Rodriguez, John Hawkes, Justin Theroux, Isaach De Bankolé, Eddie Marsan, and Tom Towles.
Foxx brought up the idea of a Miami Vice film to Mann during a party for Ali. This led Mann to revisit the series he co-produced. Like Collateral, which also starred Foxx, most of the film was shot with the Thomson Viper Filmstream Camera, while Super 35 was used for high-speed and underwater shots.
Miami Vice premiered in Los Angeles on July 20, 2006. It was released in the United States on July 28, 2006, and in Germany on August 24, 2006. It grossed $164.2 million worldwide on a reported $135 million budget. The film received mixed reviews, with praise for Mann's directing and visual style and criticism for the hard-edged storyline, though in subsequent years, its reputation among critics and filmmakers has grown, with critic Steven Hyden writing in 2016 that the film had become a cult favorite.