This was the first season two episode to air. Overall it is episode 23.
Original air date: 09/27/1985
The episode starts out in the mountains of Bogota. Well, actually it is suppose to
be Bogota but this was actually filmed in Bear Mountain State Park. In New York State,
a little north of Manhattan. They are being taken by Henry Drummond, who works for
the D.E.A to a cook shack in a clearing where a guy who works for the Revillas is
As Crockett says “It’s your party..” The film cuts and we see men in the road. For
this the filming location has moved to the north shore of Silver Mine Lake. They
are traveling east on the dirt road that leaves the east end of the ski areas parking
They head south thru the clearing toward the cabin. The exterior shots were filmed
in the clearing in Harriman State Park on the north shore of Silver Mine Lake. The
scene inside the cook shack was filmed on a set at Greenwich Studios in Miami.
Then we see the opening montage. It changes slightly from the standard season one
opening montage in that the Flagship National Bank segment was cut and replaced with
the pan of the south entrance of the Dade County Courthouse.
After the opening montage we are back in Miami at the O.C.B. (Studio set). Crockett
is looking at a satellite picture of the Glades and the squad is talking over the
clue, Cross of Jesus/Christ’s Crossing.
Then we go to Christ Crossing. This does not look like the Christ’s crossing area
but it could have been filmed almost anywhere in or near the Glades. Location unknown.
Crockett’s hunch pays off. After a semi-successful raid we see the gang going to
celebrate. The exterior was filmed on location at 9449 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach.
At the time of filming it was The Palms. Now it is called The Beach House. Thanks
to DanJ for the use of his picture.
Then we go inside which was filmed on a studio set at Greenwich Studios. Thanks to
Rick Bravo for confirming this for us.
After finding that Gina has been shot at the would be party, we go to the hospital.
This was filmed on location at Jackson memorial hospital.
Then we pay a visit to Newton windsor Blade, Crockett and Tubb’s credentials in New
York. This was filmed on the Touch Of Class docked at the Jockey Club Marina, 11111
Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
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Current satellite view. The Palms has been torn down.
2006 satellite view just before The Palms was torn down.
The rocks at the entrance to the road at the east end of the ski center’s parking
lot are visible at points in the rear facing shots.
Nearly 29 years after Vice filmed here the same uniquely scarred tree still stands,
proudly marking this filming location.
They start out headed toward the lake (Silver Mine Lake) but it quickly cuts and
they and the Jeep have moved about 200 yards east and a little north away from the
lake just inside the woods on the north side of the clearing.
The ridge line in the background helped me find this location and rule out other
Jeep gets stopped by scarred tree.
Second location of Jeep and then they head south toward the cabin.
Interior filmed at Greenwich Studios.
Then we see flashes of Bear Mountain State Park filmed at the very top of the Mountain.
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Bear MountainState Park
We start out with a shot filming east on Perkins Memorial Drive just east of the
Bear Mountain Peak.
Then we see them pass the camera again and make an acute left turn. Even though we
saw them headed eastbound in the first shot past the camera. They are now just west
of the first location again headed east. They turn off of Perkins Memorial Dr. onto
a picnic road.
Location of camera for first/previous shot introducing us to Bogota.
Then we see them again headed eastbound back at the first location on Perkins Memorial
Dr. This time the camera is pointed down and off the road making it hard to tell
that it was the same location.
Then it cuts and the filming has moved 3.4 miles to the west. To Harriman State Park.
They are eastbound from the overflow parking lot thru what is now a beautiful picnic
area at the Silver Mine Ski Center.
Then we return to the first location for the third time.
Then we cut back to eastbound on the picnic area road at Silver Mine Ski Center in
Harriman State Park. Just a few yards east of where we last saw them on this road.
Camera location for second scenic shot with the river in the distance.
Click on the icon above to see a short re-creation video.
The on location exterior filming shows a cabin with caulking filling any potential
cracks in between the boards as well as a dirty old serape hanging in the doorway.
However; when we see them enter (filmed on studio set) the serape looks almost new
it is so clean and there are huge spaces in between the cabin’s boards allowing “sunlight”
We also see bushes thru the cracks as well as right outside the door as they enter
despite there being no bushes near the cabin in the exterior on location shots
Had it not been somewhat overcast/hazy in the distant background we would have been
able to see NYC on the horizon between the gap in the hills.