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KNIGHT RIDER: REDEMPTION OF A CHAMPION

January 31, 1986
SEASON 4, EPISODE 16
Production #60227
Filmed: (16)
Reruns: August 8, 1986

Writer: ............... E. Nick Alexander
Director: ............. Chuck Bail

SYNOPSIS:

An investigation into the murder of a sports reporter leads Michael and K.I.T.T. into the world of boxing, where they must apprehend a villainous promoter and persuade a former champ not to step back in the ring.

CAST LIST:

Lou Davis: ............ Terry Kiser
Jean Tremount: ........ Kat Sawyer-Young
Ruth Keeler: .......... Tracy Reed
Benson: ............... John Snyder
Damon Leland: ......... Norman Burton
Spider-Man: ........... Ken Foree
Bo Keeler: ............ Kenneth H. Norton
Himself: .............. Don King
Themselves: ........... Jerry Quarry,
....................... Danny Lopez &
....................... Carlos Palomino
Dr. Jack Simmons: ..... Donald Craig
Reporter # 1: ......... Ron Pinkard
Reporter # 2: ......... Pete Youngblood
Guard: ................ John Garwood
Grant: ................ Monte Masters
Blue Lightning: ....... Benjamin Jurano

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TRIVIA:

David Hasselhoff was injured whilst filming the close-up of Michael's slide down the elevator, and required "emergency surgery" on his posterior. He remarked to TV Guide at the time, "I'm on my feet and walking around now but I'm not sitting pretty."

Jerry Quarry, who was kayoed by Kenneth H. Norton in 1975, and promoter Don King make cameo appearances. Norman Burton previously appeared in the first season episode A NICE, INDECENT LITTLE TOWN. Ken Foree also appeared in the episode KNIGHT IN DISGRACE.

The rerun of this episode was the last ever Knight Rider to be shown in its prime-time slot on NBC on August 8th, 1986.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

The cameo appearances weren't scripted with Jerry Quarry, Don King et al. necessarily in mind. Quarry's part is "Jerry Red", and Don King was written as "PR Man." Carlos Palomino and Danny Lopez were added in later stages.

As scripted in the early drafts, Michael proceeds to drop-kick Davis after the promoter tells him he has a bad heart. This admittedly bad decision was rectified in later drafts.

The Avec Moi perfume was originally named Joie de Vei.

SCRIPT - 2ND DRAFT - REV. 12/ 3/85

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LOCATIONS:

Dam:
Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area, 6335 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406-6473

Sports Arena:
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, 3939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

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SOUNDTRACK:

Born To Be Wild
- Steppenwolf
After Midnight
- Eric Clapton
Can I See You Tonight
- Tanya Tucker

VEHICLES:

1977 Chevrolet Nova Concours
1985 BMW 635 CSi

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

Anharmonic Synthesizer
Audio/Video Record
Auto Cruise
Auto Door Right
Auto Phone
Auto window Left & Right
Chemical Analyzer
Computer Printout (Fake ID)
Medical Scan
Olfactory Scan
Smoke Release
Surveillance Mode
System Condition Readout
Trajectory Guide
Turbo Boost (x2)
Vital Signs Scanner
X-Ray Mode