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# 221 <9.16> Walking Money
(revised 12/04/2021)
The establishing shot of the San Francisco Bay Area is a northern aerial view over the Golden Gate Bridge. It is footage taken during the shooting of season 3; this is an earlier part of the same helicopter flight that also delivered the background footage presented on DAVID SELBY's season 6 main title card.
The establishing clip of the Golden Gate Bridge is followed by another establishing shot of Sausalito (Richardson Bay) before the first scene in Sharpe's office. The clip, which is stock footage from a film library, features a southwestern view of Issaquah Dock in the famous houseboat area in Sausalito, CA.
This clip means that Sharpe's office must be located in Sausalito. The fact that only low-rise buildings can be seen through the windows in that office also underlines this conclusion. But where in Sausalito could a 16-story building (Sharpe's headquarters as seen in # 226) be located?
Mistake: In the scene with Sharpe and Danny in Sharpe's office, Danny's hand is not on the desk in the first frame (filmed towards him); in the subsequent frame, however, it is on the desk (filmed from across). These close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process.
Check # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details about this troubled filming technique.
The first picture in this episode with a hidden bearer bond was painted by a hot young French painter by the name of Robert Caron according to Sharpe. The artist is a fictional character that will remain unseen and never be mentioned again. The painting was specifically created by the prop department for this episode.
Mistake: In the scene with Danny, Sydney, Pilar and Lance in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion sun room, Danny's wine glass is on the table in the close-up; in the subsequent wide angle shot, however, he holds it in his left hand. These shots are from various takes that were combined in the editing process.
Only a few seconds later, yet another mistake of that kind occurs: When Pilar and Lance leave, Danny's glass is already empty in the wide angle shot. But it is full again in the following close-up although nobody poured him more wine.
Once again, these are the mistakes caused by the filming technique; see # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
The apartment house where Danny lives is the same building where Claudia Chadway lived in season 7 (compare # 163), a heavily used LORIMAR location, which is located quite near the old LORIMAR STUDIOS (previously MGM STUDIOS, nowadays SONY PICTURES STUDIOS), next to Tellefson Park in Culver City, CA. For the original source of the establishing shot, compare # 163.
The interiors, however, are shot in a suite at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, a big and famous hotel torn down in 2005 and meanwhile replaced with the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools. Opened in 2010, the new school building was designed to match the outer shell of the historic Ambassador Hotel's main wing, including the hip roof, and named in memory of the presidential candidate who was assassinated at the hotel in 1968.

Real-life allusions: A poster of ELVIS PRESLEY is in Danny's apartment.


The San Francisco bar where Genele meets Brian is a bar in the former Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Uncredited extra PAUL VAN appears in his usual rôle as the mustached Tuscany Valley doctor again - this time as a patron at the bar in San Francisco where Genele and Brian hang out.
Compare # 227 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 014.

The filming location for Brian's apartment is the bedroom in the same suite at the former Ambassador Hotel, which poses as Danny's apartment.

Fictional entity: Michael Sharpe has the pictures including the hidden bearer bonds sent via an airfreight company named Global Courier.
The filming location for the Global Courier delivery depot is the delivery area of the former Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
The truck parked in the background of the Global Courier delivery depot (screen capture 1) is a yellow Peterbilt 352.
It is one of several identical studio trucks carrying production equipment to the set. These trucks were seen before in # 102, 113, 125, 155, 156 and 179 (compare there) and were also in regular use for Cresant Trucking / Fixx Trucking between # 176 (compare there) and 197.
Cast and crew background: This episode's director, TIM HUNTER, obviously likes working with actor TAYLOR NEGRON. When HUNTER directed # 168, NEGRON joined the guest cast as Roger MacDonald. Now he is back again as another character, Wendell Carver.
Richard's nickname for Danny is "Mr. Warmth".
Sharpe Capital Ventures (the name is mentioned in # 222 for the first time) has several offices on the U.S. West Coast; the San Francisco or Sausalito offices are the headquarters.

Fictional entity: Genele tries to sell the bearer bond to the Century Brokerage Corporation.
The filming location for the offices are offices in the former Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.


The Sharpe Capital Ventures parking lot and the walkway to it are parts of the grounds of the former Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, which was torn down in the early 2000's.


The red Volvo 242 DL sedan is used as a prop again; this time, on the parking lot of Sharpe Capital Ventures (compare # 055 for details).


Genele drives a white 1990 Mercedes-Benz SL Coupé (type R129) now.

Interesting prop: The prop department dug up an old prop wine label for one of the bottles in the Falcon Crest Winery Building office: a Falcon Crest Tuscany Valley Johannisberg Riesling 1981. The label was never presented in a close-up, but this prop actually had an embarrassing typo: "Reisling" (center photo) instead of "Riesling" (corrected version on the right).
Detailed information about this wine label and many others is available in the Show - Production Office - Wine Label Gallery section. Previews are available for the general public; for DFCF members, the wine labels are available in high resolution.
Real-life allusion: Sharpe mentions the Top of the Mark, the real restaurant on the top floor of the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco.
J. PATRICK McNAMARA, the actor who plays Bert, Richard's broker, this episode, also portrayed Maggie's doctor in season 5.
Bert's office is actually another office in the former Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

The scene with Richard, Lauren and the kids in the park is shot on the heavily filmed park on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS again (compare # 135).

Sharpe has a broker in the South Bay, i.e. the southern part of San Francisco Bay Area.
The alley in San Francisco where Sharpe meets Johnny Sacco is actually My Three Sons Street on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS, just between sound stages 12 and 16/17.
LORIMAR's original blueprints of this set and many others are available for DFCF members in the Show - Production Office - Filming Locations - Movie Studios - Exterior Sets section.
JAMES DiSTEFANO, the actor who plays Johnny Sacco beginning this episode, also portrayed the (uncredited) percussionist during the recording of Apollonia's demo tape in season 5.
Real-life allusion: Johnny Sacco mentions the Indy 500, the 500-mile Indianapolis car race (established 05/30/1911).
Another Tuscany restaurant is mentioned: Rudolpho's. Michael is having dinner there when he gets the call about Danny's "accident".
Uncredited extra BARBARA SMITH, who has been playing the platinum blonde Tuscany Valley socialite, who works as a reporter, appears in this episode again - this time at Rudolpho's. She is visible just a couple of seconds before her real-life husband, PETER EASTMAN, comes into the picture (see below).
For details about BARBARA SMITH, compare # 066.
It is her last appearance on the show. She was featured in previous episodes (compare # 066, 181, 186 and 193).
The filming location is an actual restaurant at the former Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, the Dolphin Court (formerly known as Spanish Patio).
PETER PAUL EASTMAN (uncredited extra) plays the white-haired Tuscany Valley gentleman again, this time as a patron at Rudolpho's.
This episode marks this extra's final appearance in in the series. He portrayed a distinguished gentleman in many episodes - # 058, 078, 085, 091, 092, 112, 115, 144, 186, 188 and 193. He also played a member of The Thirteen in # 168, 173 and 175; but he also appeared as a member of the Senate Select Committee in # 181 and 182. He also played other rôles in # 021, 045, 123 and 209.
For details about the extra, compare # 021.

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