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KNIGHT RIDER: KNIGHT OF THE RISING SUN

March 14, 1986
SEASON 4, EPISODE 21
Production #60233
Filmed: (20)

Teleplay: ............... E. Nick Alexander
Story: .................. Burton Armus &
......................... Bruce Lansbury
Director: ............... Winrich Kolbe

SYNOPSIS:

Michael and K.I.T.T. come to the aid of Nick O'Brien, a friend of Devon's who is being forced out of business by a powerful Japanese businessman. Tanika is trying to abduct Nick's son Coy, a direct descendent of the founder of an ancient terrorist cult, and wants the boy to take his place as their leader.

CAST LIST:

Nick O'Brien: ........... Ken Swofford
Suki Tanika: ............ George Kee Cheung
Coy O'Brien: ............ Rummel Mor
Gobi: ................... Bill Saito
Kumita: ................. Michael Chong
Guard: .................. Seth Mitchell
Foreman: ................ Paul Tuerpe

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TRIVIA:

Devon knows Nick O'Brien from the Korean War -- they both served aboard the Allied Command in the early 1950s.

Rummel Mor and George Kee Cheung worked together previously on an episode of Glen Larson's Manimal. Ken Swofford guest starred with Edward Mulhare on the 1970's Battlestar Galactica episode Experiment in Terra. Paul Tuerpe previously appeared in the third season episode KNIGHT STRIKE.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

Nick O'Brien is described as "a bulk of a man, his face eroded by time but [with] Irish spirit still lighting the eyes."

Cut scenes include RC3 and Michael leaving the O'Brien complex (and Michael promising Coy he'll take him for a ride in his "super car"), and Tanika's rant "They think they have won -- but they have yet to face the spirit of the kamikaze!" (which appears in the episode's teaser).

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Taneka's Mansion:
3431 Waverly Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

O'Brien Industries Approach:
Miner St., Los Angeles, CA 90731

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TEASER:

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VEHICLES:

1972 Volkswagen Convertible
1973 Chevrolet C-30
1975 Chevrolet Nova
1980 Datsun 280ZX

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

Audio/Video Record
Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left & Right
Auto Roof Left
Eject Left
Microjam
Passive Laser Restraint System
Super Pursuit Mode
Ultrasonic Frequency

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