The episode starts out in a seedy looking area under a bridge. An open air market
for drugs and more. Here we see a kidnapping. This was reportedly filmed under the
12th Avenue bridge which runs north/south over the Miami River. The bridge has since
been replaced with a new bigger bridge.
Then we cut to the inside of a bookstore where we see a book signing party. This
was filmed at Books and Books, 296 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables FL.
Then we see the standard season 5 opening montage.
Act 1 opens inside the OCB. Filmed on set inside Stage A at Greenwich Studios.
Next we see Tubbs waiting and getting picked up by boat on the Miami River. This
was filmed at 1201 NW South River Drive, Miami.
Then we see Tubbs arrive with Gay at Manning’s bay side residence. This was filmed
on location at 3570 Battersea Road in Coral Gables.
Then we see them go from a bright modern interior with tiled flooring to a much darker
interior with painted concrete floors, confirming that they have now switched locations.
They have gone from the modern interior of 3570 Battersea Road to the interior stage
of Greenwich Studios.
Manning ask Tubbs to look at some video on 4 televisions. Surprisingly, the third
one (lower Left) is footage from the Miami Vice episode, Little Miss Dangerous. That
was filmed inside Sex World aka Jerry’s Famous Deli/ Hoffman’s Coffee Shop.
Tubbs is put in a cell. Also filmed on set inside Greenwich Studios.
Then we see an exterior establishing shot of the OCB. Rare for season 5. This is
re-used footage originally seen in episode 26, The Dutch Oven. There, it was the
15th version of footage of the exterior of the OCB that we see in the series. Here
we see a slightly shorter version. We have previously seen it re-used in Down For
The Count Part 2, Red Tape, and Line of Fire.
Then we go inside. Filmed on set inside Stage A of Greenwich Studios.
Then we return to Manning’s place. First seeing an exterior establishing shot of
3570 Battersea Road, Coral Gables.
Then we go inside, filmed on set inside Greenwich Studios.
Next we see Castillo pay Phelps a visit in his editing room. This was reportedly
filmed in the Sterling Building at 927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. The editing room
was in Suite 110. I have not confirmed this location myself but it is widely reported
as the location.
Then we return to the interior of Manning’s place. Filmed on set.
Then we return to the interior of the OCB. Filmed on set.
Then we see Trudy and Gina at work. They are at the front of the Sterling Building.
Filmed there, on location at 927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
Then back to Phelps’ editing room inside the Sterling Building. Filmed in Suite 110.
Then back to Manning’s residence. Filmed on location at 3570 Battersea Road, Coral
Then we see Phelps come down the stairs in the Sterling Building and head toward
the rear of the building after seeing the all to obvious Gina and Trudy. The door
he uses here was featured in the book Deco Delights.
Then through a hallway in the same complex, in the building at the rear (northside)
just to the left (west) of center.
He exits toward the rear into the courtyard and heads slightly right along the path
toward the rear. Then takes a sharp left turn.
Then he exits into the alley at the rear by Lincoln Lane North. Bumbling Gina sees
him drive off. She stands on Lincoln Lane North by the little alley he came out of.
There is no longer a surface lot behind the building but a large parking garage blocking
the view we had in Vice.
Gina says Phelps is headed north on 12th Avenue but he is in reality eastbound on
Lincoln Lane North.
Stan is parked on Jefferson Avenue facing south, just south of Lincoln Lane North.
He picks up the tail.
Then we go back to Manning’s. The first scene with Manning was filmed on location
at 3570 Battersea Road, Coral Gables.
Then we see Tubbs, filmed on studio set.
Manning with Tubbs was filmed on location in the residence at 3570 Battersea Road.
Then we see Stan’s tail of Phelps end at the Miami River. This was reportedly filmed
at Merrill Stevens Yachts on the south bank of the Miami River but I believe it may
have been on the north bank based on the relative position of the bridge.
Then we see Phelps arrive at the rear (bayside) of Mannings’ place. Filmed on location
at 3570 Battersea Road, Coral Gables.
Then we cut back to the interior of Manning’s place, filmed on studio set.
Then back inside, filmed on set.
Then Manning lets Phelps into the residence. Filmed on location at 3570 Battersea
They return to the interior (studio) where Tubbs’ quick thinking and action saves
Manning attempts to flea out the back but is cut off by Castillo and Stan. Filmed
on location at 3570 Battersea Road.