The episode starts off with 3 guys driving toward Miami Beach on the MacArthur Causeway
by the Miami Coast Guard Station. They are not acting like the typical motoring public.
As the scene continues it cuts and we see them driving west, away from Miami Beach
on the MacArthur Causeway. The break-waters for the Miami Beach Marina can be seen
in the background. We saw this used in the 2006 Miami Vice movie. Beyond that we
get a nice view of Fisher Island before it was heavily developed.
As the drive continues we get a good look at the building on West Avenue where Crockett
and Tubbs met with Castillo and Agent Waters in episode 15, Smuggler’s Blues. Also
used in Trust Fund Pirates and more recently Burn Notice used this location (new
building) as O’Neil’s residence in episode 37, Long Way Back.
They continue westbound and we see Star Island and the Port Of Miami in the background. They
engage in some aggressive driving threatening a pickup truck driver while driving
down the bridge section. At the end of the bridge (across from the Coast Guard Station)
the Dodge pickup truck goes off a jump and takes a swim with Star Island in the background.
This is the same spot from which Tony uses a pay phone to call in, after the drug
deal goes bad in the movie, Scarface.
Then we see the same threesome parked at the beach. They decide to do a robbery. This
was filmed on Ocean Drive at 13th Street. The Cardozo Hotel can be seen in the background.
This is where Jake and Bobbie were shot in episode 3, Cool Runnin’. It was also Frank
Sinatra’s hotel in the movie, A Hole In The Head.
Then we see the standard season 1 opening montage.
After the montage we see Crockett and Tubbs parked with Crockett on the phone and
Tubbs kidding him about his new girlfriend.
Then we see them get out of the car and walk over to where the threesome has ditched
their stolen ride. This was filmed by Reflections on The Bay, what is now the Hard
Rock at Crockett’s Marina (Miami Marina), Bayfront Park.Reflections on The Bay was
used in the movie Absence of Malice.My re-creation shot below right may look like
an exact match but the road was actually shifted approximately 125 feet to the south
to make way for Bayside Marketplace which was actually built on top of the old roadway.
Then we go to Brenda’s where Crockett has an overnight date. This was filmed at
3067 Jefferson Street in Coconut Grove. This location was also used in Shadow In
After Brenda’s we see the trio again. This time they are on 16th Street in South
Miami Beach near Collins Avenue. They steal a car from a parking space, 5 spaces
down from Collins Ave. They take off in their new ride southbound on Collins.
Then we go to the interior of the O.C.B. (studio set).
Then we go to Morgan’s lunch wagon headquarters where they are trying to figure out
who robbed them. This was filmed on Bay Road just off Dade Blvd. in Miami Beach.
This was a tough location to find, thanks to Airtommy at Miami-vice.org (site no
longer exist) for doing considerable work and figuring out where this was filmed.
Then we see Crockett and Tubbs outside Tommy’s Deck Bar. Tubbs goes inside while
Crockett takes a break and calls his girlfriend, Brenda. The trio are inside but
escape in a hail of bullets. This was filmed on 5th Street at Euclid Ave. in South
Miami Beach. The phone booth was on the NW corner of the intersection. Tommy’s Deck
Bar is now a parking lot for a Consumer Value Store. Thanks to DanJ at Miami-vice.org
who’s tireless effort resulted in his discovering where this scene was filmed.
Then we return to the O.C.B. (set).
Next we see Sonny and Brenda in her pool, filmed at 3067 Jefferson Street.
We return to the O.C.B. Where Gina throws herself at Crockett and gets mad when he
turns her down. Then we return to Brenda’s.
Next we see Izzy on the street selling shoes. Crockett and Tubbs grab him and bring
him around the corner into an alley. Thanks to airtommy at miamiviceonline.com we
now know that this was filmed on location on the west side of Washington Avenue in
Miami Beach just north of Espanola Way. The same location where Sonny met up with
Leon in the Pilot to start their driving scene. Thanks airtommy for the great work.
Special thanks to MATT5 at miamiviceonline.com for the 3 great photos used below.
Then we see Crockett and Tubbs walk away and get in the car. This looks like a totally
different area. This was filmed in downtown Miami. They come off of NE 3rd Ave. and
turn right (eastbound) onto NE 2nd Street. Thanks to Sue at Miamiviceonline.com for
identifying this location.
Then we see Crockett go sailing with Brenda out on Biscayne Bay and at night they
are still on the boat but tied up at Crockett’s marina.
Then we see the trio at a restaurant. This was filmed at JJ’s Diner. The same restaurant
that was used for the ending dinner scene in The Home Invaders. 5850 Sunset Dr.,
Then Tubbs pays Crockett a visit at Brenda’s.
Then we see Crockett and Tubbs Meeting with Izzy at a boat ramp. This was filmed
in Coconut Grove, at the old Coast Guard Hangar that was also used in episode 12,
Milk Run where they spot Louis leaving the Hangar (boxing gym) and follow him to
From Milk Run
Then we go back to Morgan’s lunch wagon headquarters where we see that Crockett and
Tubbs are staked out across the street. They spend the whole day there but nothing
From there we go back to Brenda’s.
The next morning Sonny is a no show at Morgan’s. Things don’t go well for Tubbs.
Then we cut back to Brenda’s where Tubbs arrives all beaten up.
From there we go to the O.C.B. where Crockett gets benched.
Then we see Crockett take an early morning cruise in his boat on the bay with Key
Biscayne in the background. We see the sunrise in the background behind Key Biscayne.
It is interesting to follow the sun as the scene progresses as we see the sun rise
higher and higher in the sky and then go back down as the scene concludes.
Then we cut to Ocean Drive where the Vice crew (except Crockett) has set up one of
Morgan’s lunch wagons. Ocean Drive at 13th Street.
Then we see Crockett return to Brenda’s house as she is headed out. There Crockett
puts the brakes on the relationship.
Then it cuts to the trio in their hotel room. This looks like a studio set but I
have not confirmed this.
Then we return to the lunch wagon on Ocean Drive opposite 13th Street. There the
trio makes an attempt to rob the vice crew. This ends with the wheel man chasing
tubs through the park after the other two bad guys had been shot. Crockett comes
back into the picture racing off the road into the park in front of the Victor (at
12th Street) and shooting the last bad guy in front of the Tides.
The episode ends here as Crockett and Tubbs walk off together, all is forgiven.