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PRESIDIO MED

WATCH PRESIDIO MED ON CBS,
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS at 10:00 p.m.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Marin Headlands, Marin County: In Pick Your Battles, the cliff rescue by Dr. Nicholas Kokoris was filmed at Battery Spencer above the Golden Gate Bridge.

Presidio of San Francisco (GGNRA / Presidio Trust), San Francisco: In With Grace, the Jewish funeral of Hallie Kate Eisenberg's character was filmed at the San Francisco National Cemetery.

City and County of San Francisco: Portions of the pilot, This Baby's Gonna Fly, were filmed at Aquatic Park, 22nd & Carolina Streets on Potrero Hill, Columbus Avenue, the roof of Embarcadero Center #2, and Mason & California Streets on Nob Hill.

Portions of subsequent early episodes (Second Chance, Do No Harm, and more) were filmed at Aquatic Park, Pier 7, Alamo Square Park, California Street cable car line, San Francisco Fire Department Station #10 on Presidio Avenue at Bush Street, and the War Memorial Opera House.

The parking garage in Pick Your Battles was filmed at North Beach Garage on Vallejo at Stockton Street, and the ambulance shot in the same episode was filmed on Marina Boulevard near Laguna Street. Additional locations used for With Grace include Pier 7, Aquatic Park, and Vallejo Street.

San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo County: In early September 2002, a quick establishing shot of the front of SFO was done on top of Parking Garage A.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Agua Dulce, Los Angeles County: In the pilot, This Baby's Gonna Fly, the scenes in Pakistan were actually filmed at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park.

Burbank, Los Angeles County: The exterior of Presidio Medical is a building on the Warner Bros. backlot, with occasional plate shots added around it to make it appear to be in San Francisco. All of the hospital interiors were filmed here on the Warner Bros. lot.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Second Chance
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The fire station scenes were filmed at Station #10 of the San Francisco Fire Department, 655 Presidio Avenue at Bush.
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Sasha Alexander (Dr. Jackie Collette) and D.P. Kevin Thompson watch as director Christopher Chulack describes this shot.
TV IMAGES: Pick Your Battles
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The rescue scene from Pick Your Battles was filmed at Battery Spencer in the
Marin Headlands of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin County, CA.
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The ambulance drive-by was at Marina Boulevard at Laguna Street, San Francisco, close to the Marina Safeway.
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This establishing shot of the Presidio Medical Center combines images of the the Transamerica Pyramid and Bank of America with footage of a building on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank.
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From Pick Your Battles, this scene was filmed at North Beach Garage, 735 Vallejo Street at Stockton in Chinatown, San Francisco. In the second picture, that dark green pick-up truck belongs to me, the Location Scout. In the third picture, Sean Brennan (Robert Knepper)'s vehicle actually belongs to Erik Neldner, the Location Manager. The fourth picture is a behind-the-scenes shot that includes the Transamerica Pyramid which wasn't visible on the actual show. We had the jewel on top lit up just for the filming!
TV IMAGES: With Grace
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The shots in which Rae Brennan (Dana Delany) was running on the beach were filmed at Aquatic Park.
That Golden Retriever in the background belongs to producer George Young.
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This walk-and-talk scene was shot at Pier 7 on the Embarcadero, San Francisco.
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The funeral of Grace's character was filmed at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the San Francisco Presidio.
The yarmulkes that the background extras are wearing doubled as the crew gift (in lieu of the usual crew jackets)
in that they are all emblazoned with Presidio Med / San Francisco Junket #2 / November 2002.
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The episode ended at Nick Kokoris' townhouse on Russian Hill above Chinatown.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES: With Grace
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At Aquatic Park, the camera crew in the foreground of the second picture was from the Evening Magazine segment.
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The funeral scenes in With Grace were filmed at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the San Francisco Presidio.
EVENING MAGAZINE: With Grace
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Click HERE to see video and images of a behind-the-scenes segment that aired on Evening Magazine.

"Presidio Med" (2002-2003)
CAST: Dana Delany, Paul Blackthorne, Anna Deveare Smith, Sasha Alexander, Oded Fehr, Julianne Nicholson, Blythe Danner, David Kaufman, Robert Knepper, Gerald McRaney, Michael York, Dylan Walsh, Richard Lewis, Melissa Gilbert, Andrew Robinson, Chase Masterson....
WRITER: Lydia Woodward, John Wells, Joseph Dougherty, Nell Scovell
PRODUCER: John Wells, Lydia Woodward, Christopher Chulack, Michael Hissrich, Grant Anderson, Jonathan Zurer, George Young
DIRECTOR: Christopher Chulack, Charles Haid, Laura Innes, Lesli Linka Glatter, Gloria Munzo
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Maxine Shepard
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Anthony R. Palmieri, Kevin Thompson
EDITOR: Susanne Stinson Malles, Mark S. Manos, Adam Wolfe
KEY LOCATION MANAGER / SCOUT (SAN FRANCISCO): Erik Neldner
KEY ASSISTANT LOCATION MANAGER / SCOUT (SAN FRANCISCO): Scott Trimble
LOCATION ASSISTANT (SAN FRANCISCO): Mira Bailey
LOCATION ASSISTANT (SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN): Russell Chinn
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KEY ASSISTANT LOCATION MANAGER (LOS ANGELES): Kathy McCurdy


MEDIA ARTICLES

Official Website: Presidio Med / Season 1
Official Website: Presidio Med / Pilot
Fan Website: Presidio Med
Evening Magazine TV segment, 22 January 2003

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