Executive Producer Gary Randall directed this episode.
Reprising his role from Season 1 is Francesco Quinn, as Eduardo Garcia. Francesco is the son of legendary actor Anthony Quinn.
All of the Calle Ocho scenes were shot on the street of the same name, in the Little Havana district of Miami.
This episode marked the third time Carlos Gomez, who plays Carlos Sanchez, and Joaquim de Almeida, who plays Saldivar, acted together. The first time was in the 1995 film, Desperado, where Almeida played a drug lord and Gomez played his right hand man. They then appeared together during Season 3 of the TV series 24, where Gomez played Los Angeles District Attorney Luis Annicon and Almeida played Ramon Salazar, the leader of a drug smuggling gang who had Annicon murdered.
The discovery of Miguel Garcia's remains were shot at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, where - with the help and permission of the Florida Park staff and their Rangers - the production crew pulled off the scene in the depth of various protected plant species without causing any harm.
The beautifully restored New River Inn in the Himmarshee District of downtown Fort Lauderdale doubled as the legal clinic in Calle Ocho. During regular operation it is a museum for the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society.
The vehicle used in the explosion scene was the same year, make, and model of Jim Longworth's Dodge Charger, but the color was painted on the shell and the engine and driveline were removed to make room for the explosives.
The Saldivar Social Club was shot at a Cuban-based Art & Research Center. All of the cigars in the scene were hand rolled by the local Cuban cigar rollers who live and work in the Calle Ocho area.
The spine chilling scene where Jim sneaks up upon Saldivar as he is smoking his cigar on Jim's patio, was shot at two different locations. The first part, as Jim moved toward Salvidar, was filmed on the stage. The second, as Jim moved the gun slowly toward Salvidar's head, was shot on location in Hollywood on S.North Lake, at the home which acts as the exterior set for the studio.
Production notes courtesy of Marc Weinstein.