Filming for this episode took place from 01/05/1989 thru 01/13/1989.
Working titles: True Brit and The Squeeze.
The teaser starts with a view looking north across the bay with the Port Of Miami
in the background as we see a go fast speed by headed into Miami. The exact location
of this shot is a bit tricky. At points I considered this maybe the west tip of undeveloped
Fisher Island we see at the very start of the footage. Then the west end of Virginia
Key by the Rusty Pelican. Then airtommy on miamiviceonline.com figured out the large
building in the background at the very start of the cut was the South Pointe Towers
in Miami Beach. This rules out all other locations except Brickell Key. The camera
was at the mouth of the Miami River shooting east. We then can see that the next
structure to the left (north) is the historic water tower in South Miami Beach that
was taken down in the 90’s. It was located at the west end of 1st Street. Then the
Rebecca Towers located at 150 and 200 Alton Road, Miami Beach.
They head into the mouth of the Miami River where we saw Crockett and Stone under
mortar attack in Back In The World. At one point we see the building from which Mr.
Hmung launched the mortar attack.
We see the boat headed up river under the Miami Avenue bridge with the Bank of America
Tower seen in the background.
Then past Stephen P Clark Center and Museum Tower.
Then we see them pull into a run down boatyard. This was filmed on location at Nuta’s
Boatyard. 1884 NW N. River Drive, Miami. We saw Nuta’s used previously in Red Tape,
Cows of October and Badge of Dishonor.
Due to some really bad police work two of the smugglers get away and one other is
The duo carjack a truck in front of Nuta’s on NW N River Dr. The window the camera
filmed through has since been bricked over.
We see them drive westbound on NW N River Drive past Curtis Park and the boat ramp
we saw used in Red Tape, and The Savage.
Then we see the standard season 5 opening montage.
Then we see an exterior establishing shot of a bar/restaurant. This is stock footage
from New York City. Central Falls, 478 West Broadway NY, NY.
Then we go inside. Filming location unknown.
Then we see Crockett inside the OCB. Filmed on set at Greenwich Studios. He talks
on the phone to the doctor. Her location is unknown but likely also a set.
Then we see Ross pay Morales a visit. Filmed on location at the now famous Jimbo’s
on Virginia Key.
Then we see Castillo pay a visit to Woods on a boat. Filming location unknown But
likely filmed at 485 W Matheson Dr., Key Biscayne.
Then we cut to Crockett meeting with his young undercover. This was filmed on the
Venetian Causeway (west end) with Crockett arriving from the mainland headed eastbound.
Then we see DeMaria talk with Lewis via the telephone. DeMaria appears to be at a
theater, and he is. Filmed on location at the Cameo Theater, 1445 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach. Lewis was filmed at Greenwich Studios with a phone stuck to an exterior
wall without even any wires coming from it.
Then we see Joey make contact with DeMaria. I long suspected that this was filmed
on location at the Cameo Theater and now thanks to Tom’s (at miamiviceonline.com)
excellent research we are able to confirm that this was indeed filmed at the Cameo
Theater, 1445 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.
Then we see Ross pay DeMaria a visit and recover half the load. This was filmed on
location inside the Cameo Theater.
Then we see Tubbs and Joey arrive on the scene.
Then we see Crockett in the doctors office. Filming location unknown but likely a
Then we see Lewis get picked up. This was filmed on location on Collins Ct., at the
north end just off of of Espanola Way. Lewis is seen walking south away from Espanola
Way. Tracing the footsteps of Royco as we see him run through here in Little Prince
which was the first time we saw this location used. Also famously used in Little
Then we go to a indoor shooting range. Filming location unknown.
As they drive away we clearly see the exterior stairs where Tubbs tackled Royco in
Little Prince and Cat looked for Jackie in Little Miss Dangerous.
Then mom takes off. We get another look at a popular Miami Vice filming location.
Filmed on location at 485 W Matheson Drive, Key Biscayne, FL. We have seen this location
used in: Calderone’s Demise, The Great McCarthy, Golden Triangle 2, and Yankee Dollar.
The Heli-pad has been used in Golden Triangle 2 and Back In The World. This location
has also been used in the movies Scarface and the Specialist.
Then we cut back to Crockett in his session with the doctor. Filming location unknown
but likely a set.
As seen in:
Then we see Castillo meet with Congresswoman Woods. This was filmed on location where
we just saw her take off. The boat tied up to the floating heli-pad (originally built
for Richard Nixon) at 485 W Matheson Drive, Key Biscayne. At points behind Castillo
the breakwater of the Key Biscayne Yacht Club can be seen in the background.