Ride Across The River
Featured in Episode
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Year Released
Brothers In Arms
Mark Knopfler
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"Ride Across The River" is a song performed by Dire Straits, recorded on the album Brothers In Arms in 1985. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Knock, Knock... Who's There?".


  • This is the second song from Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms album to appear in Miami Vice, the first being the title track in the episode "Out Where the Buses Don't Run".
  • The song is based on the concept of the Latin American guerrilla wars in Honduras & Nicaragua in the mid 1980s, as it features an off-beat rhythm, pan flute and eerie background noises, to allude to the elements of guerrilla warfare.


  • Mark Knopfler - guitars, vocals
  • John Illsley - bass, vocals
  • Alan Clark - Keyboards
  • Guy Fletcher - guitar, vocals
  • Terry Williams - drums
Dire Straits - Ride Across The River Sidney 8610:50

Dire Straits - Ride Across The River Sidney 86

Ride Across The River performed live

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