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KNIGHT RIDER: KITTNAP

September 27, 1985
SEASON 4, EPISODE 3
Production #60216
Filmed: August 6-14, 1985 (4)
Reruns: March 21, 1986

Writer: ................... Skip Webster
Director: ................. Bernard McEveety

SYNOPSIS:

An escaped prisoner may be the key to apprehending a criminal who has evaded the Foundation for years, but Michael is left almost powerless when he loses K.I.T.T. in the raid.

CAST LIST:

Julian Martin: ............ Daniel Faraldo
Karen Forester: ........... Janine Turner
Snyder: ................... Robert O'Reilly
Jodi Hopkins: ............. Denise Galik
Jeffery Cavanaugh: ........ Robert F. Lyons
Councilman: ............... Nick Angotti
Lukas Hall: ............... Nick Savage
Dog Catcher: .............. Jim Bullock

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TRIVIA:

Actress Janine Turner, on her guest starring roles on Eighties' television: "I was always the victim of the week, yelling 'Oh, help me!' just before Knight Rider or The A-Team would come to rescue me." (Entertainment Weekly, May 3, 1991)

In a pursuit situation, Michael and K.I.T.T. first access the police band frequency to get a fix on the getaway car. They then compute every available escape route and plan the most probable point of intercept. They can't actually isolate the target vehicle among the thousands of others, but generally the escape car is breaking the speed limit, making it stick out like a sore thumb.

One of the models at Martin's club wears a "Grimaldi original" design swimsuit -- an in-joke reference to co-producer Gino Grimaldi.

Robert O'Reilly previously appeared in the second season episode A GOOD KNIGHT'S WORK.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

Devon and Karen originally used the Latin phrase "caveat emptor," which translates as "Let the buyer beware." In the episode they use the phrase "cave canem" - "beware of the dog."

Some cut scenes include Michael using K.I.T.T.'s capabilities to become a member of Martin's country club; Cavanaugh and Jodi planning their escape at the parking structure; and Michael and Karen talking over breakfast and espresso -- she lived in Rome for a year, studying law enforcement and terrorism.

The dog's name is Scruffy.

SCRIPT - 6TH DRAFT - REV. 8/ 6/85

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* Nitpicks contain spoilers

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Water Treatment Plant, Cavanaugh Escapes:
445 Ferry St., Los Angeles, CA 90731

Karen's Apartment:
13711 Bluffside Drive, Studio City, CA 91604

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VEHICLES:

Hyster H-1050
Taylor TEC Series
1983 Cadillac Eldorado

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

Anharmonic Synthesizer
Auto Cruise
Auto Door Right
Auto Phone
Auto Roof Left
Auto Vac. System
Chemical Analysis
Convertible Mode
Emergency Braking System (x2)
Homing Signal
Map Search
Microjam
Microlock
Passive Laser Restraint System
Police Frequency
Super Pursuit Mode (x2)
Tinted Windows
Turbo Boost (x2)
X-Ray Mode

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