Why was miami vice(2006) so expensive

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The budget on that thing is 135 million $. Why was that movie so expensive. None of it takes place in an elaborate set built for the movie or it doesn't have excessive visual effects or anything like that. It is just a bunch of locations that look like natural locations in cities. How did it cost so much ?



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The budget on that thing is 135 million $. Why was that movie so expensive. None of it takes place in an elaborate set built for the movie or it doesn't have excessive visual effects or anything like that. It is just a bunch of locations that look like natural locations in cities. How did it cost so much ?

Often times films like that are used to launder money, Michael Mann wrote, directed and produced it so I wonder how many checks he ended up taking. I wouldn't be shocked if half the budget went to Foxx, Farrell, and Mann



I remember thinking it was at least decent, all style relatively to say Collateral but still watchable.

As far as budget and location work goes that depends a lot on the productions and the locations, a high end production with a large crew and a lot of equipment in exotic locations isn't cheap.



I liked the overall vibe of the movie Miami Vice, the female actor, also John Ortiz was great, the soundtrack, and I'm a sucker for Cuban, Miami themes. Yes, I also liked Collateral, it's one of the only movies I liked Tom Cruise, and his character is one of my favorite characters ever made in any movie, ever, the subject reminds me in a way of Natural Born Killers, the media dramatization of death to avoid making homicides a banality and turn the exploited against the explorer, pure anarchy, survival-based hierarchies. Collateral made it more soft, more quiet, more jazz, ups and downs, improvisation, no glorification, more existentialist, tried to make it more factual, more reasonable, I like it because of that.



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Often times films like that are used to launder money, Michael Mann wrote, directed and produced it so I wonder how many checks he ended up taking. I wouldn't be shocked if half the budget went to Foxx, Farrell, and Mann
i didn't know they could do that



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I liked the overall vibe of the movie Miami Vice, the female actor, also John Ortiz was great, the soundtrack, and I'm a sucker for Cuban, Miami themes. Yes, I also liked Collateral, it's one of the only movies I liked Tom Cruise, and his character is one of my favorite characters ever made in any movie, ever, the subject reminds me in a way of Natural Born Killers, the media dramatization of death to avoid making homicides a banality and turn the exploited against the explorer, pure anarchy, survival-based hierarchies. Collateral made it more soft, more quiet, more jazz, ups and downs, improvisation, no glorification, more existentialist, tried to make it more factual, more reasonable, I like it because of that.
I can see why it was mocked a bit, Mann does always take himself SO seriously with his films having very little self awareness. With something like Thief, Heat or Collateral that have a fairly weighty drama I don't think many have a problem with that but here you are talking a pretty standard crime thriller. It does all feel rather like a very corporate kind of coolness its trying to project as well, "the street "via Rolex and Armani.

Again though I don't think it does too much wrong from memory and it does have the classic Mann documentary(he actually started off his career making docs) style to it. That obsession with showing "how things are done" and trying to feed it into the drama.



i didn't know they could do that

Adam Sandler is notorious for doing this, shooting a cheap movie and cutting huge check to his friends. Our US secretary of the treasury was a hollywood producer who released... King Arthur, Batman V Superman, and Pan all films that look like they've got an extra 100 million dollars in their budget's. Where do you think that money ended up going?



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I can see why it was mocked a bit, Mann does always take himself SO seriously with his films having very little self awareness. With something like Thief, Heat or Collateral that have a fairly weighty drama I don't think many have a problem with that but here you are talking a pretty standard crime thriller. It does all feel rather like a very corporate kind of coolness its trying to project as well, "the street "via Rolex and Armani.

Again though I don't think it does too much wrong from memory and it does have the classic Mann documentary(he actually started off his career making docs) style to it. That obsession with showing "how things are done" and trying to feed it into the drama.
His style is inherently unsuitable for showing off the budget of the movie. Take something like wolf of wall street , every penny spent on the movie shows on the screen. From the yachts to helicopters to the look and set design of the film. It screams money. Compare that with this movie or even collateral. It just pales in comparison in terms of showing money on the screen. It surprising feels mundane. Insider is also expensive. I dont understand how it can happen.



Best Michael Mann movie by far.