TALE OF THE GOAT
Original air date: 11/15/1985
Filming took place from 09/30/1985 to 10/09/1985.
The episode starts out on location at Miami International Airport. Crockett and
Tubbs are there to greet a casket. Inside the casket is a dead gang leader by the
name of Maximilian Idlefonse, A.K.A. Legba. They greet Legba at gate D-
Then we go to the cemetery for Legba’s burial. This was not filmed in a real cemetery but across the street from one. The Charlotte Jane Memorial Park Cemetery on Charles Avenue in Coconut Grove. Only Crockett is in the real cemetery. While there a shooter drives by on a dirt bike shooting holes in Legba’s coffin. This leads us to the discovery that a goat is in the coffin, Legba is gone.
The fake cemetery where Legba was to be buried was on the north side of Charles Ave. in a vacant lot (3690 Charles Ave.). Three small houses have since been built on that lot.
In my picture below, taken in September of 2006. Tubbs was standing where the trunk of the gold Impala is.
The tree at the far right of my picture is the tree Crockett was “hiding” behind.
Yellow arrow shows where dirt bike enters.
Green rectangle is where hearse parked.
Orange rectangle indicates Tubb’s position.
Then we see the standard season two opening montage. This is followed by an establishing shot of the Way Estate. 4850 SW 80th Street, in South Miami.
Then it cuts to the interior where we see Legba laid out. Only this is not the Way Estate but the lobby of the Paris Theater, 550 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. Legba is laid out on the refreshment counter.
Then we see an exterior establishing shot of the O.C.B.. This is not new footage
Then we go inside the O.C.B. where they decide to follow Romulus.
Next, we see Crockett and Tubbs parked opposite Romulus’ house. This was filmed at the “Bared” house, 20 East Sunrise, Coral Gables, Fl. The house has been remodeled on the exterior but is largely the same.
Marie leaves the house and walks east on East Sunrise.
Crockett and Tubbs are parked right there, across the street. Only on t.v. would they not be seen.
Then we head to Profile Auto Sales. This was filmed at NW 7th Ave. and 87th Street in Miami. The lot on the NW corner.
Then we go to skid row where we see Legba up and walking. This was filmed along the Miami River at 120 SW North River Drive.
We see this lot used in Burn Notice, episode 11/12 Loose Ends where the car is blown up by a missile.
Then we return to the Voodoo church where we had first seen Legba laid out on the counter. This was filmed at the Paris Theater, 550 Washington Ave., South Miami beach. Now there is a party going on and Legba cast a death spell on Romulus.
From there we see Crockett and Tubbs tailing Romulus. Romulus arrives at an arcade but Legba and his men are already there waiting. This was filmed at 447 N. Miami Avenue. N. Miami Ave. at the intersection of NE 5th St.
Then we return to the O.C.B. The script had a nice Lombard tie in but it was dropped in the final product.
Then it’s back to the O.C.B. where we see the cameraman come out from behind the camera and say a few lines as the janitor, Pepe.
Marie calls Crockett from a phone booth. She must have paying Profile a visit because she is calling from a phone booth right outside his dealership, at the Corner of NW 7th Avenue and 87th Street.
Then we see Legba back at the Voodoo church doing his impersonation of Elvis and the t.v.
Then we see Bobby P. at his dealership on NW 7th Ave. He gets a call from Legba who is outside Edison Middle School. 6101 NW 2nd Ave.
Then it is back to Profile’s car lot where he has a late night fire sale.
Then we go to Crockett’s boat at Bayside. Legba’s men attack and kidnap Marie.
Then we go to the O.C.B. (set).
Then we return to the area of 120 SW North River Drive. Tubbs is going under cover and is standing at the corner of SW North River drive and SW 2nd Street.
Crockett pulls into the lot on the east side of the drive and watches as Tubbs gets into a truck in the lot at 120 SW North River Dr. Then the tailing begins.
They start off northbound on SW North River Drive and then we see the truck start to make a right turn onto NW 1st Street.
Then it cuts and they are on SW 2nd Street, headed back toward where Tubbs had been waiting. They then turn southbound on SW North River Drive. Thanks to DanJ for the use of his great recreation photo below right.
Crockett loses the trucks. According to the Daily Production Report this segment of the scene was filmed in the area of the Way Estate on SW 80th Street. Even so it took me some time to track down the exact location. Crockett is headed westbound on SW 82nd Street approaching Chery Lane.
Then we see Tubbs at the VooDoo party. This was filmed at the Way Estate. 4850 SW 80th Street in S. Miami. This estate was torn down not long after the filming and a new house was built on the property in 1988.
Tubbs is in deep trouble, Marie is dead and the next day the vice squad finds the location by some miracle.
The sign that is seen upside down on the ground is a real for sale sign with the correct address on it.
They find Tubbs and then we see an exterior establishing shot for a hospital. This is actually footage from Heart Of Darkness that they are getting a second use out of. The hospital exterior is really a high rise apartment building. The interior of the hospital was a set at Greenwich.
Location of camera.
Then we go to the Port Of Miami/Dodge Island to stop Legba from leaving on the Blackbird. In reality it is the Liner Flumar Paraguaya docked on the south side of the port.
Tubbs shoots Legba and realizes that Marie is still alive. Legba did not really kill her. The episode ends here.
Next we go back to Romulus’ house to pay Marie a visit. Filmed on location at, 20 East Sunrise, Coral Gables, Fl.
Green arrow points to where we see Legba’s coffin arriving.
Blue and red arrows point to the buildings seen in the background as identified above left.
Blue X is where Crockett Parked.
Green x is where Tubbs was waiting
Red arrows indicate Crockett’s path. Note he turns into the lot immediately after taking the corner, not further down the street as it may look at first glance.
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Then he turns onto Chery Lane facing south. Here he stops and finds the tracking device.