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KNIGHT RIDER: KNIGHT BEHIND BARS

December 6, 1985
SEASON 4, EPISODE 10
Production #60202
Filmed: (11)
Reruns: July 18, 1986

Writer: .................. Richard Okie
.......................... & Gregory S. Dinallo (uncredited)
Director: ................ Bernard McEveety

SYNOPSIS:

Investigating the theft of some stolen designs, Michael and K.I.T.T. discover a plot in which prison inmates are being used to commit crimes.

CAST LIST:

Julie Rogers: ............ Julianne McNamara
Jason Nelson: ............ Peter Brown
Christine Brooks: ........ Victoria Bass
Matt Erickson: ........... Stephen Meadows
Samantha Lawton: ......... Rosalind Ingledew
Roark: ................... Bobb Hopkins
Dina Shelton: ............ Gloria Hayes
Woman Jogger: ............ Bonnie Hellman
Young Man: ............... Domenick Brascia
Guard: ................... Stephen Anthony Henry
Gate Guard: .............. Elven Havard
Darleen: ................. Faith Minton
Walsh: ................... Douglas Lawrence

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TRIVIA:

The Foundation buildings were designed by architect Matt Erickson.

Bonnie's prison number is 12875. She finds herself in solitary confinement after picking a fight during the prison volleyball game, thereby allowing Michael to break in.

K.I.T.T. uses Super Pursuit Mode at night in this episode -- and only twice in the whole season. The only other time SPM is used after dark is in the episode DEADLY KNIGHTSHADE.

Victoria Bass previously appeared in the episode KNIGHT AND KNERD. Rosalind Ingledew also appears in the second season episode A GOOD KNIGHT'S WORK. Domenick Brascia can also be seen in KNIGHT OF THE CHAMELEON.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

This episode began life as an unproduced script for the third season, entitled Girls' Knight Out. It tells the story of crooked prison warden Christine Briggs and her guard Captain Nelson, who use inmates to commit petty crimes. Here they target Bonnie's friend, a Beverly Hills lawyer who is seriously injured as they flee the scene in his stolen car. While the basic premise survives, the story remains radically different from this episode, with only a few characters and scenes making it through the rewrites (which were performed by Gregory S. Dinallo).

According to the script, Nelson is "thirty, athletic, handsome, cool," and Briggs is "thirty-eight, vicious, efficient, in charge." Julie Rogers is simply described as "attractive, petite, blonde."

SCRIPT - 1ST DRAFT - REV. 11/11/84 - UNPRODUCED
SCRIPT - 2ND DRAFT - REV. 10/10/85

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Erickson's Party & Showdown:
Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 South Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Matt Erickson's Office:
5525 Oakdale Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91364-2655

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TEASER:

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BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

Walking On A Thin Line
- Huey Lewis & The News

VEHICLES:

1985 Oldsmobile Toronado
1985 Ford LTD
Chevrolet Step Van

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

Anharmonic Synthesizer
Audio/Video Record
Auto Cruise
Auto Phone
Auto Roof Left
Computer Interface
Eject Left (x2)
Emergency Braking System
Infrared Tracking Scope
Medical Scan
Microwave Jammer
Passive Laser Restraint System
Polyphonic Synthesizer
Super Pursuit Mode (x2)
Surveillance Mode
Vital Signs Scanner

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