Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell in Miami Vice)

Sonny Crockett

(Colin Farrell version)


Miami Vice was a successful 1980s cops TV show, still remembered for being so very, very 1980s. The leads were police detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs.

This profile is about the 2006 movie inspired by this series. It was a Michael Mann movie, so a lot of the energy went into sophisticated aesthetics and photography, and various downbeat moral themes appear in the plot. Might not be for everyone, I suppose.



  • Real Name: Det. James “Sonny” Crockett.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Miami Police department.
  • Base Of Operations: Miami Florida.
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown

Powers and Abilities

Sonny Crockett is a Deep cover Miami Police detective who can fly or drive just about anything. He is skilled at tactical police work. When faced with physical combat he is skilled with many varieties of small arms and some heavy gear.

In unarmed combat Sonny can successfully wrestle much larger opponents into submission.

Sonny Crockett is a great actor, as all deep cover agents must be. He can hold a persona under the most intense scrutiny or extreme circumstances. Even when facing imminent death he is as cool as a December.


The movie trailer in 1080p.


Sonny Crockett is a deep cover police detective in the Miami PD. He and his partner Ricardo Tubbs pose as drug runners or other high-end low-lives to capture the ‘big fish’.

Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) and Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx)

In 2006 the two infiltrated the international organization of José Yero. They played a brutal game of both ends against the middle and placing themselves as bait for weeks at a time.

After many boat chases, a few gunfights, and a memorable scene involving a 40mm grenade launcher the Miami Dade major crimes unit broke the ring.


Sonny, as played by Colin Farrell, is smilingly good looking in that sweaty Miami way. He has near shoulder length hair and dresses like a clothes horse. He moves with a grace that screams ‘predator’


Sonny is a dedicated deep cover cop who is in danger of losing his way. He has a close-knit team who support him in his double life and he depends on them without thought.

If he didn’t have major crimes to solve Sonny would likely be a lost soul.


Det. Ricardo Tubbs (’negotiating‘ while Crockett is holding a live hand grenade): “I’m gonna tell you what’s gonna happen. People are gonna come in here, and you know what they gonna say ? They gonna look around and go ’Oh ah, hell. That’s some crazy mother-fucking wallpaper, what is that? Jackson Pollock?‘”
Det. “Sonny” Crockett: “No, viero. That was José Yero. Got splattered all over his own wall.”

Tubbs: “So what’s going on ?”
Sonny: “As in ?”
Tubbs: “As in there is undercover and then there is ’Which way is up ?‘”
Sonny: “What ? Do you think I’m in so deep I forgot ?”
Tubbs (Tubbs and Crockett look at each other closely): “I will never doubt you.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Sonny Crockett

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Seeks justice
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Police Detective
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 019 HP: 025

Artist (Actor): 08, Detective (Clue analysis, Identification Systems, Leg Work, and Police Procedure.): 05, Martial arts: 05, Military Science (Camouflage, Cartography, Danger Recognition, Demolition, Field Command,) 05, Thief (Security Systems, and Stealth): 04, Vehicles (Air, Land, Water):06, Weaponry (Firearms and Heavy): 05

Area knowledge (Miami), Attractive, Connoisseur, Credentials (Miami PD), Credentials (Temporary FBI), Rich Friends (Miami PD).

Miami underworld (low), Miami PD (High), FBI (Low), Ricardo Tubbs (High).

Dark secret (contextual) Sonny is under deep cover if it was discovered he was MPD by the drug cartels he would be killed, Secret Identity, SIA toward Isabella.


Sonny is the most well-funded cop in the universe. Italian sports cars, go-fast cigarette boats and custom aircraft are given to him no questions asked. In cases of conflict the brutally well equipped Miami PD will provide him with weapons and amour to any specs short of full military gear such as tanks but include assault rifles and grenades.

A typical Crockett handgun is a Strayer Voigth Infinity TIKI – a flashy, expensive Colt M1911 to fit his cover [BODY 03, Projectile weapon: 04, Ammo: 10, R#02]. When going tactical, a typical primary is a SIG SG552 assault carbine [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 06, Ammo: 08, R#02, Advantage: Autofire].

By Mike Winkler.

Source of Character: Miami Vice 2006 Movie.