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KNIGHT RIDER: A PLUSH RIDE

December 10, 1982
SEASON 1, EPISODE 12
Production #57306
Filmed: August 31 - September 10, 1982 (5)
Reruns: July 22, 1983

Writer: .................... Gregory S. Dinallo
Contributing Writer: ....... Steven E. de Souza
Director: .................. Sidney Hayers

SYNOPSIS:

Michael goes undercover at a school for chauffeur bodyguards to smoke out a political assassin gunning for a group of Third World leaders. He has no leads and less than a week to find the assassin, who may not even exist...

CAST LIST:

Redmond: ................... William Lucking
Margot Wells: .............. Wendy Fulton
Lopez: ..................... Hector Elias
Jacobs: .................... Michael Carven
Jason Keller: .............. M.C. Gainey
Corey: ..................... Don Mantooth

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TRIVIA:

Wendy Fulton is married to The A-Team's Dwight Schultz. On the subject of The A-Team, William Lucking was a semi regular in that series' first season as the Team's nemesis Colonel Lynch.

M.C. Gainey also appears in the fourth season episode Out of the Woods, which is also written by Gregory S. Dinallo.

At the beginning of this episode, Bonnie discovers seaweed under K.I.T.T.'s hood. When she confronts Michael about it, it transpires that he pursued some thieves at the marina into the sea! K.I.T.T. would later gain the ability to drive on water in the episode Return to Cadiz. The only time we actually see K.I.T.T. underwater is in the reunion movie Knight Rider 2000 (although he's in the form of Michael's Chevy at the time).

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

One of the very first scripts for the series, this story went through many changes before it hit the air. Corey was originally female, and there was another member of the security team: Tip Maguire, whose role was later cut entirely.

K.I.T.T. was outfitted with a video camera that would cover 180 degrees, but this idea was presumably dropped since he already had similar capabilities from the very first episode. He also shows signs of jealousy when Michael is forced to drive another car for the sake of the mission.

SCRIPT - 3RD DRAFT - REV. 8/16/82

NITPICKS:

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Airfield:
Indian Dunes Airstrip, Henry Mayo Dr., Highway 126

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TEASER:

Teaser

BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

Pickin' Up Strangers
- Johnny Lee
Home On The Range
- Knight Rider Cast

VEHICLES:

1970 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Ford Bronco
1981 Lincoln Town Car Stretched-Limousine
1952 GMC 400 Series

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

Auto Cruise
Auto Door Right
Auto Phone
Oxygen Vent
Pursuit Mode
Surveillance Mode
Turbo Boost (x2)
X-Ray Mode

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