Nash Bridges visits Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf

In May of 2021 they filmed scenes for the USA Network revival film of Nash Bridges, starring Don Johnson and Cheech Marin, which premiered on November 21, 2021. If you’re a fan of the show, you probably enjoyed it. Major scenes were filmed on Pier 45 and the World War Two Liberty Ship, the Jeremiah O’Brien. (Thumbnail images)


In the first image, Nash Bridges and Joe Dominguez are searching for a suspect onboard a Ukrainian cargo ship; standing in for the foreign vessel is the Jeremiah O’Brien. I have no idea how to pronounce what they changed the name of the ship to.

As they approach the ship, you get a good look at the portion of Pier 45 destroyed in the devastating fire in May of 2020.

Nash and Joe, and a rookie cop played by Joe Dinicol stop at the ship. My brother, Kevin, was working on the ship while they were filming and sent me this picture he took from aboard the ship. You don’t see all the technicians involved when you watch the movie.


Guns drawn, they charge up the gangplank.


Nash storms into the Captain’s Mess, (“Well, if it’s the captains mess, let him clean it up.”) encountering two innocent ship mates.


Nash and Don finally take down the suspect aboard the ship.


Earlier in the film, there’s an extensive scene filmed in the Muse Mechanique Arcade. Here, a sleek and mysterious lady exits a limo and enters the arcade.


She confronts a fellow playing a pinball machine in the empty arcade. The Muse Mechanique had not reopened yet.

When she takes her coat off, I was thinking that they were about to have more fun than I ever had in the Muse Mechanique, but it turns out they’re going to have a duel to the death with exotic weapons. The fight is being filmed by a camera for off-location spectators betting on who will die. That scene alone is worth watching the movie. You can see Laffin’ Sal in the background.










3 thoughts on “Nash Bridges visits Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf

  • The name on the Jeremiah O’Brien seems to be the same, but with Russian letters. Since the letters are simply substituted with letters that sound the same, I doubt that it is an accurate translation. Besides substituting the letters, the name would likely be spelled slightly differently, with different letters that do not substitute directly.

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