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Badge of Dishonor 

A group of crooked cops are robbing and murdering drug dealers. Sonny and Tubbs are on the case but their only lead is a homeless woman who's not what she seems.


Richard Compton


Michael Duggan (teleplay), Peter Lance (teleplay) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Don Johnson ... Detective James Crockett
Philip Michael Thomas ... Detective Ricardo Tubbs
Saundra Santiago ... Detective Gina Calabrese
Michael Talbott ... Detective Stan Switek
Olivia Brown ... Detective Trudy Joplin
Edward James Olmos ... Lieutenant Martin Castillo
Michele Shay Michele Shay ... Det. Montana Stone
Jsu Garcia ... Colon (as Nick Corri)
Reni Santoni ... Lt. Arturo Dominguez
D. Christian Gottshall D. Christian Gottshall ... Bloom
Rudy Marrocco Rudy Marrocco ... Detective
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Escobar
Victor Rivers ... Mendez
Mel Shrawder Mel Shrawder ... Bundy
Diane Tiller Diane Tiller ... Mrs. Dominguez


A group of crooked cops are robbing and murdering drug dealers. Sonny and Tubbs are on the case but their only lead is a homeless woman who's not what she seems.

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Release Date:

18 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


-Castillo mentions the (Arthur) McDuffie riots back in 1980, triggered by five Miami-Dade policemen beating McDuffie (who had a list of traffic offenses and a suspended license at the time) to death after claiming he was fleeing from a routine traffic stop. The officers were all acquitted (similar to the Rodney King case 13 years later) and Miami burned for two days until the National Guard and curfews restored order. See more »


In the closing shot, the film clip is flopped - you can see that the letters on the building are backwards and the arrangement of buildings is backwards as well. After the scene at the food bank with Crockett and Tubbs, the camera tilts upward, and the buildings are in the correct order with the letters forward. See more »


Eyes of a Stranger
Performed by Payolas
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Worthy of being in season 1 or 2
24 July 2012 | by cory5521See all my reviews

I would have given this a 6.5 but IMDb doesn't allow half points so..., at any rate it was a good episode.

Solid acting with believable bad guys, much of which is due to the entertaining story line but, it didn't hurt that they hired guest stars that could act. The main guest acting was well above average and several of the bad guys in this episode were recognizable from earlier episodes and other shows(Victor Rivers, Julio Oscar Mechoso & Reni Santoni) which is good since it always helps when someone can pull off a potentially corny line with conviction and believability. This is something many of the episodes of season 3 were lacking.

Something I really missed was a nice pulse driven song at the emotionally charged climax of the episode, which it didn't really have. A climax that is. Or much emotion for that matter. But hey, every show can't be "Out Where the Buses Don't Run".

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