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KNIGHT RIDER: DEADLY KNIGHTSHADE

January 24, 1986
SEASON 4, EPISODE 15
Production #60229
Filmed: (15)

Writer: .................. Philip John Taylor
Director: ................ Sidney Hayers

SYNOPSIS:

Michael pursues Austin Templeton, a master magician he believes murdered a Foundation trustee - although he was apparently on stage performing at the time. Matters are complicated when Templeton begins to date Bonnie, and K.I.T.T.'s scanners start to malfunction...

CAST LIST:

Austin Templeton: ........ Lance Burton
Ariel Marston: ........... Hurd Hatfield
Nancy Marston: ........... Mary Beth Evans
Dr. Ian Browning: ........ William Jordan
The Blond: ............... Sally Julian
Harry: ................... William Utay
Henderson: ............... Mark Harris
Maid: .................... Roberta Haynes

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TRIVIA:

Dr. Ian Browning is one of the original scientists who developed K.I.T.T.'s systems. He joins Marco Berio (who appeared in the episode KILLER K.I.T.T.) as another F.L.A.G. technician gone bad.

Lance Burton is a successful real-life magician, and makes one of the better bad guys in the show's final year.

Mary Beth Evans previously appeared in the second season's WHITE-LINE WARRIORS. She co-starred in the syndicated soap opera Rituals opposite fellow Knight Rider guest stars Jo Ann Pflug, Tina Louise, Lorinne Vozoff, Sharon Farrell, Gina Gallego, Peter Haskell, Antony Ponzini and Lynn Hamilton.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

Templeton is introduced as a "handsome, charming, hypnotic fellow of thirty-five, on stage in top hat and tails." Much of Lance Burton's dialogue leaves room for improvisation, and the chance for the real-life magician to bring his own unique act to the show.

K.I.T.T.'s risque exchange with the Blonde received a few slight cuts.

SCRIPT - 6TH DRAFT - REV. 12/ 5/85

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LOCATIONS:

Ocean Breezes Hotel:
Ambassador Hotel, 3400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010

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TEASER:

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BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

Born To Be Wild
- Steppenwolf
After Midnight
- Eric Clapton
Can I See You Tonight
- Tanya Tucker

VEHICLES:

1982 Oldsmobile Toronado Convertible
1968 Cadillac Funeral Coach
1986 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

K.I.T.T.'S FUNCTIONS:

Anharmonic Databank
Anharmonic Synthesizer
Audio Playback (Tape)
Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left
Auto Roof Left & Right
Auto Window Left & Right
Computer Interface
Map Search
Metal Scan
Microwave Jammer
Ski Mode
Super Pursuit Mode
Trunk Lid
Ultrascan