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‘Miami Vice’ co-star rides fast boat to Miami International Boat Show

Miami Vice fast boat to appear at Miami International Boat Show with TV series costar Olivia Brown.
Miami Vice fast boat to appear at Miami International Boat Show with TV series costar Olivia Brown.

Ever since Miami Vice’s 30th anniversary in September 2014, there has been buzz about a reunion or reboot of the iconic NBC series that reshaped South Florida and made Don Johnson a household name.

Still just chatter — though with Johnson’s resounding flop with this season’s ABC prime-time soap Blood and Oil behind him, who knows?

Miami International Boat Show fans, however, will see a Vice reunion of sorts during the five-day event that began Thursday. The Miami Vice fast boat, last seen on Miami waters 30 years ago and in the opening credits of Vice’s five-season run, which concluded in 1989, will be a featured attraction of the Boat Show’s new location at 3501 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne.

Vice co-star Olivia Brown, who played Detective Trudy Joplin, will be aboard to meet the TV series’ fans, sign autographs and sell raffle tickets to benefit Women in Distress, which provides emergency shelter and services for battered women.

The Vice fast boat and Brown will be at the show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Monday.

Howard Cohen: @HowardCohen

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