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In Spider-Man: Homecoming, after Peter Parker said that he was going to personally take down the Vulture, Tony Stark says to him,

"Easy now, Crocket. That is way above your pay grade."

Who is Crocket?

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Erm, more likely a reference to James "Sonny" Crockett, the rule-breaking detective of the 1984-1990 Miami Vice duo of Crockett and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs.

Tubbs and Crockett

Crockett is depicted as a rogue character, that lives by his own set of rules and he is often angered by and in conflict with orders from his superiors, even though he is a highly moral person.

"You've got to know the rules before you can break 'em. Otherwise, it's no fun." -- Crockett

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    I tried to find a quote of Crockett saying he was going to "personally take down <insert drug dealer who hurt someone Crockett cares about>" and I couldn't find it, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if it's hiding somewhere in a Miami Vice episode. +1 – Todd Wilcox Jul 18 '17 at 15:08
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    This qualifies as an outstanding, out of the box, concise, hit the nail on the head answer. Thank you and+1. – CodeMed Jul 18 '17 at 16:37
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    Also, this makes me feel old. – Mr. Smythe Jul 18 '17 at 18:59
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    @ToddWilcox The closest I can get is the more-or-less famous "I will clear my desk of all my other cases and spend every waking hour making sure you fry for the murder of a cop". Great excuse to watch every episode again. – pipe Jul 18 '17 at 20:07

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