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KNIGHT RIDER: KNIGHT RACER

November 29, 1985
SEASON 4, EPISODE 9
Production #60222
Filmed: September 18-26, 1985 (8)
Reruns: July 4, 1986

Writer: ..................... Paul Diamond
Director: ................... Charles Watson Sanford

SYNOPSIS:

Bonnie talks Michael into helping a friend who is involved in Indy racing, and whose team is being sabotaged. Michael goes undercover as a replacement driver, and finds his head in the sights of a hitman extraordinaire...

CAST LIST:

Wayne Altfield: ............. William Windom
Mac Thomas: ................. John Crawford
Elena Thomas: ............... Jourdan Fremin
Steve Cochran: .............. Grainger Hines
Fredo Lureni: ............... Norbert Weisser
Lon: ........................ Tom Williams
Tunkel: ..................... Cliff Carnel
Alfie Girdler: .............. John Mahon
Betty: ...................... Pamela Bach

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TRIVIA:

Michael is due in Cincinatti to investigate a case Devon refers to as the "Palmeston affair" -- a con man selling counterfeit Rembrandt paintings to a museum.

At the beginning of this episode, Michael uses K.I.T.T.'s equipment to watch Kim Wilde's music video Go For It.

John Crawford previously appeared in the first season episode A NICE, INDECENT LITTLE TOWN. Grainger Hines also made an appearance in Knight Rider's first season; he can be seen in NO BIG THING. Tom Williams and Cliff Carnel both appeared in the third season; they can be seen in CIRCUS KNIGHTS and THE NINETEENTH HOLE respectively.

In 1989, actress Pamela Bach became the second Mrs. David Hasselhoff. Their marriage ended in 2006.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

Writer Paul Diamond was only involved in the first-draft stage of writing, and never saw the final production script.

Significant changes between Diamond's draft and the finished episode include the fact that here Elena never knew that Wayne was her biological father, instead she learned from events in the story. Comic relief came in the form of Bonnie as the race queen, being forced to wear a terrible dress, banner and tiara. K.I.T.T. is equally unimpressed when he is forced to wear decals.

The character of Steve Cochran was originally named Corky Batchelor, while Fredo Lureni was originally known as Paolo Lurani. According to the script, Lureni's boat is called The Bullseye.

SCRIPT - 7TH DRAFT - REV. 9/18/85

NITPICKS:

* Nitpicks contain spoilers

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Riverside International Raceway:
California 60 and Day Street, 22255 Eucalyptus Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92388

Il Cavallino Restaurant:
Cal Islands Restaurant, 26931 N. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country

Snipers Nest:
Universal Studios Barham Lot, Hillside

Auto Garages:
7300 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA

Charter Concepts:
13757 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA

Burton W. Chace Co. Park:
13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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TEASER:

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BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

Go For It
- Kim Wilde

VEHICLES:


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

Audio/Video Record
Auto Cruise
Auto Door Right
Auto Phone
Auto Window Left
Chemical Analyzer
Chemical Detectors
Computer Interface
Computer Printout
Convertible Mode
Engine Failsafe Simulation
Grappling Hook
Medical Scan
Metallurgical Stress Analysis
Oxygen Vent
Passive Laser Restraint System
Personnel Scan
Self-Analyzing Probe
Signal
Super Pursuit Mode
Surveillance Mode
Trunk Lid
Ultrasonic Frequency
Video Playback
Vital Signs Scanner
Voice Projection
Winch
X-Ray Mode

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