The Nash Bridges set is actually located at Pier 32 and not pier
30. The pier is not labeled-I know because I drove past it several
times this morning while looking for it....Here are a
few tidbits for you.
There are four Cudas. One is a automatic and two were four speeds.
Don't know what the fourth one was as it was kept under a car cover. As
mentioned in the December Nash Bits, one of the Cudas had a seat cushion
on the passenger side. It was covered in white vinyl to match the
seat. It was however, only about 2-3" thick and not 5" as mentioned on
the Nash Bits. Cheech is short in comparison to Don. Also, the dash on
the Cuda is very high so a cushion helps.
They had about seven fake police cruisers of different vintages on the
set. They also had a former police "paddy wagon," a medical examiner's
van (Coroner), a ambulance and a taxi. Harvey's PT Cruiser, a Jag, and
a Lincoln Navigator were also on the set. Regular viewers should
recognize these cars as they're used regularly.
They filmed on the barge today and I was able to check out the entire
set before anyone got there. Nice props on the desks and set. I saw
Wendy Moniz on the set and in the catering tent. She's really short.
When the cast broke for lunch, James Gammon ended up sitting across from
me and we spoke for a bit. The guy who plays "Ronnie" also sat across
from me. Turns out he's actually a crew member. Jodi Lyn O'Keefe sat
at the table in front of us. She's pretty but didn't get to talk to
her. Don Johnson also sat at the table in front of us. He sat alone
and was on the cell phone the entire time. Saw Cheech filming on the
barge but didn't see him at lunch time. Now who else can say they had
lunch with the cast and crew of Nash Bridges?
The only negative thing I have to say about the show is that they not
only made Cassidy a cop, but the writers also have her working SIU right
out of the academy. Never happens in real life no matter who your dad
is. After graduating from the academy, new recruits have about a six
month FTO or training period. After that, if the recruit passes, it's a
one year probationary period. In the real world, Cassidy would not have
any street experience or street smarts to work a specialized unit that
is staffed by inspectors. But that's Hollywood I guess.