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KNIGHT RIDER: HEARTS OF STONE

January 14, 1983
SEASON 1, EPISODE 14
WORKING TITLE: "High Noon in Houston"
Production #57322
Filmed: December 13-21, 1982 (13)
Reruns: September 11, 1983

Writer: .................... Robert Foster
Director: .................. Jeffrey Hayden

SYNOPSIS:

Michael and K.I.T.T. travel to Houston, Texas to cut off the sale of illegal weapons on the Black Market and find themselves caught up in a war between rival gangs.

CAST LIST:

Angie Martin: .............. Mary McCusker
Roberto Laguna: ............ Rudy Ramos
Ricky: ..................... Jeff Cooper
Father Carlos Laguna: ...... Sam Vlahos
Man (Emile Pavlon): ........ Zitto Kazann
D.D.: ...................... Arell Blanton
Nurse: ..................... Constance Ball
Girl at Party: ............. Connie Downing
Bartender: ................. Larry Bame

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TRIVIA:

This episode is the first under new executive producer Robert Foster. It breaks the pattern of previous stories, becoming slightly more serious in tone. It also introduces K.I.T.T.'s new LED voice modulator, which Michael thinks is "Nice... real nice."

Sam Vlahos returns in the second season episode Blind Spot. Arell Blanton also appears in the episode Mouth of the Snake.

The third Knight Rider novel was based on this episode.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

K.I.T.T.'s new-look voice box isn't flagged in the script. His mention of it was added later in production.

Cut scenes include Michael reviewing K.I.T.T.'s files on Ricky and D.D.; K.I.T.T. analyzing license plates at Ricky's party; and K.I.T.T. locating Roberto Laguna's car in Gatesville, Texas, just as Devon finally gets through to Michael on the auto phone.

A couple of scripted lines missing from the episode turn up in the Teaser; Devon tells Michael that the Nunn X-19 rifle is to other weapons "what K.I.T.T. is to a conventional car," and Michael tells K.I.T.T. to "Hang onto your fenders... this could be tough!"

SCRIPT - 3RD DRAFT - REV. 12/10/82
SCRIPT - 4TH DRAFT - REV. 12/13/82

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Hotel Wedding Reception:
Beverley Garland Holiday Inn, 4222 Vineland Ave. Hollywood, CA 91602

Warehouse:
14300 Davenport Road, Canyon Country, CA 91390

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TEASER:

Teaser

BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

Skin Game
- John Hiatt & Ry Cooder
Lonesome, On'ry And Mean
- Waylon Jennings
Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit Has Done Gone Out Of Hand
- Waylon Jennings

TIE INS:

VEHICLES:

1923 Ford T-Bucket
Dodge Ram 50
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
1978 Chevrolet Camero
1976 Plymouth Gran Fury
1979 Dodge St. Regis
International Harvester Metro
1979 International Harvester S-1700

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

Auto Cruise
Auto Door Right
Auto Phone
Auto Roof Left
DMV Check
Electrical Jammer
Ground-To-Air Surveillance
Map Search
Pursuit Mode
Radar
Radio *
Retro Rockets
Surveillance Mode
Tear Gas
Turbo Boost (x4)

* K.I.T.T.'s radio will only play Mexican music

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