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C Glide    569
C Glide

Back to thinking it was filmed there (the interior scenes) after close examination of the exterior chase scene and how they exit the restaurant.

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C Glide    569
C Glide

I just updated this episode on my site including a more detailed study of the foot chase at the rear of the restaurant.

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airtommy    806
airtommy

This is awesome, so many new locations found for this majorly important MV episode!   I just watched the alley scene and followed along on Google Street View.  It's remarkable how many details have not changed.  

I can't find any address for Strawberries.  I can't find ANYTHING about Cockles even existing.  Those double lines in the parking lot are interesting.

 

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C Glide    569
C Glide

I ran both names, Strawberries and Cockles and variants of them thru Sunbiz to see if those names were ever incorporated, or even licensed as a fictitious business. No luck, very strange.

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C Glide    569
C Glide

Regarding the "It's remarkable how many details have not changed." I was thinking the same thing as I studied the scene. Often doors are bricked over or new ones added, but here little except a paint job has occurred.  

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Matt5    1,919
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Such great work and new locations for a key MV Season 1 episode :D

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Sonny-Burnett    611
Sonny-Burnett

Great location updates to this ep, C Glide, and I'd always wondered about the location of the Castillo alley fight scene...thanks for your efforts.

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C Glide    569
C Glide

My pleasure. To me that is a special scene, very important to Castillo's character identity.

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airtommy    806
airtommy

Sad news, folks.  Since last year when we discussed the alley scene at the end of Golden Triangle Part 1, there have been some changes.

The good news:  last year Google Street View did not quite reach the entire alleyway to the back door of the restaurant.  Now it does go all the way and everything looks almost exactly as it looked 30 years ago.

The bad news:  I recently visited this location (I believe I am the first person to go ever set foot on this hallowed ground) and things have been remodeled and many important details have changed.

Looking at the back door of the restaurant where they exit into the alley:

1. Screen capture from the DVD

2. Google Street View, hardly changed, even the little pipe that hooks around on the bottom left is still there

3. My photo, now a single door, and this might not even be the same doorway

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airtommy    806
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In the same part of the alley, the assassin and Castillo both run past a storage area surrounded by a chain-link fence.  That fence can be seen in Google Street View but is now enclosed with walls.

 

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airtommy    806
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And the fight scene happens next to a different storage area surrounded by chain-link fence, at the northwest corner of the alleyway.  That area has also been enclosed with walls.

 

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Susanna Girl    339
Susanna Girl

Thank you airtommy...some great information.

 It's a shame there are enclosed areas now since chain link fences are no longer a viable deterrent to keeping things safe

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airtommy    806
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When I was lightening up a screenshot for printing before my trip, I noticed that the address "755" can be seen above the door:

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airtommy    806
airtommy

Today this is a Wellmax Medical Center:

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Matt5    1,919
Matt5
On 29/06/2017 at 5:11 AM, airtommy said:

Sad news, folks.  Since last year when we discussed the alley scene at the end of Golden Triangle Part 1, there have been some changes.

The good news:  last year Google Street View did not quite reach the entire alleyway to the back door of the restaurant.  Now it does go all the way and everything looks almost exactly as it looked 30 years ago.

The bad news:  I recently visited this location (I believe I am the first person to go ever set foot on this hallowed ground) and things have been remodeled and many important details have changed.

Looking at the back door of the restaurant where they exit into the alley:

1. Screen capture from the DVD

2. Google Street View, hardly changed, even the little pipe that hooks around on the bottom left is still there

3. My photo, now a single door, and this might not even be the same doorway

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Nice airtommy - I also visited this Hialeah location in 2014 alongside Hialeah Racepark - I believe MV only shot in Hialeah twice once  for "Golden Triangle" and also the opening credits (flamingos):hippie:

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airtommy    806
airtommy
7 hours ago, Matt5 said:

Nice airtommy - I also visited this Hialeah location in 2014 

What business was there at the time?  Was it a restaurant?  Do you have any photos?

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Matt5    1,919
Matt5
On 01/07/2017 at 4:07 AM, airtommy said:

What business was there at the time?  Was it a restaurant?  Do you have any photos?

I will check - it was February 2014 I was there in Hialeah and at Flamingo Race Park also in Hialeah and have a whole load of photos I'll dig up airtommy:hippie:

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Matt5
On 7/1/2017 at 4:07 AM, airtommy said:

What business was there at the time?  Was it a restaurant?  Do you have any photos?

airtommy recently visited this location from "Golden Triangle" aka Score ( Part 1) in Hialeah and I also went there in February 2014 - here are some photos of East 9th St, Hialeah .  I always found this location interesting as they only filmed in Hialeah ( as far as we know) for this episode in November 1984.

Hialeah Racepark (Vice trademark flamingoes) did appear in the opening credits.:D:hippie:

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Matt5    1,919
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a few more .. The first picture shows the restaurant , I believe , featured in MV at 755 East 9th Street, Hialeah. :hippie:

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Matt5    1,919
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Hialeah Racepark off East 21st St, Hialeah  ( Flamingos) as featured in the opening credits of the show from a Feb 2014 trip:hippie:

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Sonny-Burnett    611
Sonny-Burnett

Great shots of the famous alleyway Castillo/Thai assassin fight scene. One of my favorites in the entire series. Didn't know the flamingos were shot at the raceway? Nice...

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Matt5    1,919
Matt5
10 minutes ago, Sonny-Burnett said:

Great shots of the famous alleyway Castillo/Thai assassin fight scene. One of my favorites in the entire series. Didn't know the flamingos were shot at the raceway? Nice...

Thanks Sonny - yes Hialeah Park (now Racepark / Casino) has always been well known for its Flamingos:hippie:

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airtommy    806
airtommy
1 hour ago, Matt5 said:

Yes exactly, the Chinese restaurant was where the Wellmax is today.

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