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# 033 <2.15> Broken Promises
(revised 12/04/2020)
Post-production mistake: An exterior night view of The Comstock, a luxurious apartment high-rise at the southwest corner of Jones and Washington Street on Nob Hill in San Francisco, is used to establish Phillip's apartment. According to # 031 (see there) and following episodes, however, Phillip's apartment is located in the Royal Towers condominium high-rise in San Francisco. The editors accidentally inserted a wrong clip here.
Mistake: When Phillip turns on the stereo in his apartment, the bottle of sherry next to it is turned so the label cannot be read clearly. In the subsequent far shot, the label is now full facing towards the camera.
In the usual process of making a movie or a TV show, scenes are shot at least twice — as a wide angle shot and in close-up, which bears the risk of inconsistencies. Compare # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for the advantages and disadvantages of this shooting procedure.
The filming location for the road to the Gioberti Estate is Lima Street on the backlot of THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS), filmed in northern direction when the police cars and, shortly after, Nick and Vickie turn into the driveway.
It is the same location that was featured during Phillip's nightly car ride in # 030. It will be used as Hilltop Road from season 3 on. The driveway to the front gate and one of the gate pillars (yellow arrow) to Richard's future home in season 3 — 2055 Hilltop Road — are used as the driveway to the Gioberti Estate in the current episode. Compare # 049 for more details about this prop gate, which had originally been built for "Hart to Hart" just for the 1982-83 TV season.

License plate number of the Schaefer ambulance, a 1979 Ford Econoline, taking Cole to the hospital: 1W20445.
The identification code of ambulance is 40.


The picture in the waiting area at the Tuscany Valley Memorial Hospital is a prop LORIMAR used the season before on "Dallas". For more details, check out the Beyond the Show – Props – Set Dressing section.

Richard starts working at 7:00 AM.
Cole's room at the Tuscany Valley Memorial Hospital is number 201.
Mysterious: Would it not have been inevitable to discover an injury on Cole's head, proving that he was hit unconscious in the garage?! — The sheriff and the doctors do not seem to take their jobs too seriously.
Early script drafts contained some valuable information about the head injury: Dr. Shields misinterprets the blow as an injury Cole sustained when falling to the ground as he succumbed to the fumes. It remains a mystery why this line was dropped during rewrites.

Henri's limousine is a black 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood 75.


Product placement: In the lumberyard of Hogan's Home Center, building materials of Weyerhaeuser, a company for wood products, are stored.


The black / beige Buick LeSabre and (behind it) the light yellow Ford Pinto Runabout, both well known picture cars, appear again — this time on the parking lot of Hogan's Home Center. Compare # 013 and 001 respectively for details.

Mistake: In the scene with Richard and Chase in Chase's Tuscany County Building office, Chase opens the upper drawer of a gray filing cabinet. In Richard's close-up, however, the drawer is closed and Chase is nowhere to be seen. In the subsequent frame filmed from across, however, the filing cabinet is open again, and Chase finally shuts the drawer.
Again, this is the typical mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
Early script drafts contained Apollo in the scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion living room before dinner. The animal was dropped in rewrites though.
Early script drafts contained a scene in late act 4 in Nick and Sheila's home, in which he hopes that her rekindled affection is heartfelt and not as manipulative as usual. They have their first romantic encounter in months. This scene was omitted.

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