Original air date: 12/12/1986.
Original working title: The Gangs All Here
Most of the filming for this episode was conducted on September 25 thru October 3
The episode starts out back in 1980 as Crockett delivers his partner, Frankel home
after work. Location unknown.
The teaser ends with Crockett’s partner being shot at the front door. This was the
shortest teaser of season 3.
Then we see the opening montage (version 8).
Then we see an establishing shot of a marina (present day, 1986).
This was filmed in Coconut Grove and is a shot of the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club.
Then we go inside the St. Vitus Dance where Crockett is starting his day. This has
every indication of having been filmed on set at the studio and not aboard the real
sailboat but I have not confirmed this yet.
Then we see Crockett and Tubbs in a Cuban diner where they are joined by Castillo.
Then we see Crockett and Castillo meet with a priest. This was filmed at the old
Spanish monastery located at 16711 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach.
We see this same location used in the movie Ace Ventura, Pet Detective.
Then we se Crockett and Tubbs headed east over the MacArthur Causeway Bridge toward
Miami Beach. Then it cuts and they continue eastbound but they are now on the Julia
Then we see Waldman in his office where he is running for Attorney General. This
was filmed at 2424 South Dixie Highway on the second floor (suite 200). I was lucky
enough to meet the owner of the building when I was there in July of 2007 with a
couple of my location detective friends. He was nice enough to not only allow me
to take pictures inside his building but was happy to give us a guided tour. He was
proud of the award winning building which he designed and was excited about telling
us of his Miami Vice experience that he remembered fondly even after so many years.
Miami Vice did allot for Miami and he was happy to share his knowledge. While the
third floor remains identical to when Vice filmed there, the second floor which we
see in this scene has been totally remodeled.
Then we go inside the OCB, a studio set.
Then we see Crockett driving. First we see him on the MacArthur Causeway driving
off the bridge onto Watson Island and then along the causeway.
Then we see him on what maybe Krome Avenue.
Then we see Crockett arrive at the southern gate to the South Florida Reception Center.
140000 NW 41st Street, Miami. At the time it was called Culver Prison. In reality
we are seeing film from Walk Alone that they reuse here. I do not believe they did
any filming for this episode at this location. They just used a couple exterior shots
taken during the filming of Walk Alone. We also saw this in Payback and in the Burn
Notice episode, Hard Time.
He goes inside. This appears to have been filmed on location at the South Florida
Evaluation Center, 2200 NW 7th Avenue in Miami. I have not confirmed this 100% but
I am nearly 100% sure.
Then we return to the Spanish Monastery.
Which leads us back to the OCB (set).
Then we see them southbound on Collins Avenue through the 5300 block.
Then it cuts and they are eastbound on the Julia Tuttle Causeway back toward where
we just saw them.
Then we see them arrive at Los Dos Hermanos. This was filmed on location, 766 West
Flagler Street, Miami.
Then we return to Waldman’s office at 2424 South Dixie Highway. This time on the
third floor. Suite 300.
Then we return to Los Dos Hermanos.
Then it is back to the OCB (set).
Back to Los Dos Hermanos again.
Then we return to the OCB (set).
Then we return to Waldman’s.
Then we go to Stuart to visit the ex-wife. In reality they never leave Miami. This
was filmed at 2500 NW 10th Avenue, Miami right next to the prison.
Then we return to the OCB followed by the South Florida Reception Center then the
South Florida Evaluation Center.
Then we see Crockett and Tubbs arrive at Barkley’s house by boat. This was filmed
at 1710 W 23rd Street on Sunset Island 3, Miami Beach.
Intercut, we return to the prison.
Then we go to a bayside lunch where the Governor is dinning. This was filmed on Biscayne
Bay at NE 183rd Street at the mouth of the just dug new little harbor. The newly
built William Lehman Causeway is seen in the background.
In this 1980 Satelite picture we can see neither the William Lehman causeway nor
the harbor and park where the Governor was, existed in 1980.
Then we see Crockett pay a visit to Waldman at his S. Miami office.
Then we see Crockett and Tubbs outside the prison awaiting Hackman’s release. Only
we are not at the South Florida Reception Center where it was earlier set up to be
the place that he was being held. We are outside the South Florida Evaluation Center,
2200 NW 7th Ave. They are at the rear (west side) of the facility on NW 8th Avenue.