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KNIGHT RIDER: KNIGHT STING

November 8, 1985
SEASON 4, EPISODE 7
Production #60224
Filmed: September 27 - October 7, 1985 (9)
Reruns: May 2, 1986

Writer: ..................... Herman Miller
Director: ................... Sidney Hayers

SYNOPSIS:

K.I.T.T. is transformed into an exotic custom car in an effort to trap a sinister businessman who intends to export a deadly gas to the Middle East. Due to the nature of the case, the entire team go undercover together -- and Bonnie finds herself in grave danger...

CAST LIST:

Simon Carascas: ............. Walter Gotell
Vascone: .................... Kabir Bedi
Lupo: ....................... Pepe Serna
Gaye Hollenbeck: ............ Beth Miller
Pascal: ..................... Larry Storch
August Hollenbeck: .......... Tom Rosqui
Antoun: ..................... Mark Tubert
Jorge: ...................... Anthony Peck
Franco: ..................... Frank Ronzio
Dr. Gottlieb: ............... James Ingersoll
Guard: ...................... Richard Epcar
Hitman: ..................... Branscombe Richmond

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TRIVIA:

K.I.T.T. is painstakingly recreated into a 1955 Lynx Imperial (1955 Moon Moonliner) sports car, of which only two exist. Bonnie's attention to detail is so precise, she even includes a scratch the "real" car obtained whilst setting the landspeed record.

Michael goes undercover as hitman Johnny Hajeck, Bonnie as the aristocratic Contessa Alisha Craven-Hall, Devon as a newsreader and RC as a car salesman.

The location of Carascas' embassy was previously the Helios estate in the first season episode CHARIOT OF GOLD, and would be used again as the home of the villainous Taneka in KNIGHT OF THE RISING SUN.

Walter Gotell was a regular in the James Bond movies as General Gogol. Like Gotell, Kabir Bedi also featured in a Bond movie; he was in Octopussy. Bedi also appears in the sequel series TEAM KNIGHT RIDER episode The Blonde Woman. Branscombe Richmond went on to co-star in the popular action-adventure series Renegade and had a small role in the Bond film License to Kill.

The Turbo Boost scene from this episode appears in the movie Mr. Baseball. Tom Selleck watches it in Japanese.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

Carascas is described as a "presence -- head man at the consulate, big, bluff, open shirt and gold chain. Outgoing, gregarious, which means -- as he pulls his dagger out of your back, he hopes you don't take it personally."

The first draft script features an elaborate action sequence at the hospital as Michael rounds up Lupo.

The script reveals that the embassy is Paraguayan.

SCRIPT - 1ST DRAFT - REV. 9/13/85

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LOCATIONS:

Carascas' Embassy:
3431 Waverly Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Hollenbeck Ambushed, Turbo Boost:
Miner St., Los Angeles, CA 90731

Alicia Craven-Hall's House:
2423 Nottingham Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

VEHICLES:

1955 Moon Moonliner
1941 Lincoln Continental
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 Stretched-Limousine
1938 Packard Twelve

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

Anti-Static Generator
Area Scan
Audio/Video Playback
Audio/Video Record
Auto Cruise
Auto Phone
Directional Scan
Medical Scan
Microwave Jammer
Onboard Battery Charger
Super-Cooled Plastic Outer Shell
Super Pursuit Mode
Surveillance Mode
Turbo Boost
Vital Signs Scanner
Vocal Synthesizer
Voice Projection
X-Ray Mode

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