This episode starts with a very interesting teaser in that it uses stock footage
and was filmed in as many as 3 states. Miami Vice famous for using on location Miami
area filming let us down here. Update: Thanks to daytona365 @ miamiviceonline.com
we now know that this footage was borrowed from the 1981 movie, Nighthawks with Sylvester
Stallone.Thank you daytona365 for your great work and sharing the information.
Thanks to AirTommy from MiamiVice.org. We know this was filmed on East 5th Street,
Los Angeles, CA. Thanks to daytona365 also @ miamiviceonline.com we also now know
that this is footage taken from Starsky and Hutch. Season 4, episode 2, “The Game”.
I had long wondered from where was this footage taken and now know, so thanks again
Then we see Stan’s (not Switek) Books and Movie Arcade. Followed by Nude Wrestling
at a 1111 address. Then Carnitas El Rey next door. All three of these are next door
to each other in the 1100 block of North Western Ave., Los Angeles.
Then we see Cindy’s Love Inn with an address of 650. I will have to spend some more
time tracking this down because I have not found it yet. I believe it is in downtown
Then we see another store front that looks like L.A. This long unknown location
was found by daytona365 @ miamiviceonline.com. Thanks again daytona365. Footage filmed
at 1191 N. Western Ave. LA.
Then we see a police van drive by and it has the L.A. County seal on it and says
Los Angeles Police Department on the side. It is driving westbound on East 5th Street
past where we saw it parked earlier. Also from Starsky and Hutch.
Then we see a street walker approach a car. This is the first cut filmed in Miami. It
was filmed on the north east corner of 39th Street and Biscayne Blvd. in Miami.
The next cut was also filmed at Biscayne Blvd. and 39th Street, but this time on
the west side of Biscayne looking south.
Then it is back to East 5th Street (L.A.). Lorane Hotel, 241 E. 5th Street. Adrian,
Rocky and Paulie stayed in this hotel in Rocky III.
Then we go inside the hotel room. This was filmed on a set (one of the offices) at
Greenwich Studios Miami. I discovered this when watching this episode right after
taking a tour of the studio. In the screen capture below note the stairs visible
over Switek and the support pole for the second floor walkway next to Zito.
Then we see the opening montage. It changes slightly in this episode. It remains
1 minute long but some segments are shortened slightly to place fly over water scenes
between Bal Harbour Cut and the Parrot and also between the Greyhound and Flagship
National Bank of Miami.
After the opening montage we are outside the Dade County Court House on the metrorail
station to the north west of the court house. Then we go inside. I believe they are
on the sixth floor but can’t confirm this yet.
Then we go back to the interior of the hotel room (set) before going to the O.C.B.
(set) next door in Stage A
Then we go to Harry’s to track down Bramlette. First we see establishing exterior
shots and then we go inside. Location unknown.
There they get a lead that he may be at Okeechobee Springs out in the Glades. C+T
head out in the Ferrari. The first shot was filmed on the Venetian Causeway in Miami.
Then they show them driving on Alligator Alley in the Glades.
Then we see a short wooded stretch where they are driving along. They are headed
away from Jimbo’s and all though not visible in these frames the dirt road to the
No Exit test fire beach is in the background opposite where the road turns to the
Goof: This cut leaves me wondering who switched their fishing poles? In the first
shot they did not have any poles in the car but you could say they had not picked
them up yet. Then we see them driving along with what looks like trolling rods that
are clearly white. We see these rods in several shots. Now for the first time we
see them with what appear to be casting rods that are clearly not white but a dark
brown or black. They are also no longer behind Crockett’s seat but in the middle
of the car.
Then we land at the famous Jimbo’s on Virginia Key.
Then we go for a drive thru the woods. This is likely Virginia Key but there is not
enough to go on to pin it down for sure.
Crockett says they made an error in judgement. Not their best or smartest police
work as they are left in the swamp.
They are found and brought to a small Boston Whaler that brings them up an unknown
small Bayou to Pa Ryan’s house where they find Bramlette. This looks like a fake
house built for the show.
As Crockett and Tubbs walk into the house you can see their reflections as they approach. This
is a filming mistake caused by the sheeting placed outside the door to help equalize
the light between inside and outside the house.
Then we go to the house where they are holding Bramlette’s daughter. I believe this
was on Virginia Key also but is no longer in existence.
Then we return to the Ryan’s place to make a plan.
Then we see Jimbo’s again, before returning to Pa Ryan’s. Then its back to Jimbo’s
where Bill can’t figure out what is wrong with his new Chevy, it has only got about
2,000 miles on it. Well part of the problem might be he doesn’t know the difference
between a Chevy and a Toyota, that they show.
Then we go to where they are holding Bramlette’s daughter. It then cuts back to Pa
Ryan’s where they make plans for a dawn attack. Then they go back and forth between
the bad guys house and Jimbo’s. Then the plane lands and docks at Jimbo’s.
The gun fight begins.
Tubbs and crew take care of the dock (jimbo’s) and Crockett and crew rescue the girl.
Then we go back to the Dade County Court House in Miami where the episode ends.