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KNIGHT RIDER: NO BIG THING

November 12, 1982
SEASON 1, EPISODE 8
Production #57313
Filmed: October 13-22, 1982 (9)
Reruns: April 8, 1983

Writer: ...................... Judy Burns
Contributing Writers: ........ David Braff &
.............................. R.A. Cinader
Director: .................... Bernard L. Kowalski

SYNOPSIS:

A pair of corrupt police officers arrest Devon after he commits a "traffic violation" -- driving past one of their hidden stop signs. Arriving to bail him out, Michael finds that his boss has disappeared. He teams up with a young reporter whose husband has also vanished without a trace, and must race to protect Devon after he unexpectedly breaks out of jail.

CAST LIST:

Sgt. Wallace: ................ Ted Markland
Carol Reston: ................ Mary Margaret Humes
Officer Rex Saunders: ........ Grainger Hines
Frank Reston: ................ Jim Haynie
Judge Roland S. Paxton: ...... Logan Ramsey
Man: ......................... Paul Harper
Pink: ........................ Jimmy Murphy
Shep: ........................ Earl Billings
Capt. Dave Butler: ........... Duke Stroud
Van Dyke: .................... Robert Carnegie
Pauly: ....................... Louis Elias
Guard: ....................... Vance Davis
Officer Smith: ............... Patrick Puccinelli
Pete - Truck Driver: ......... Bruce Neckels
Woman: ....................... Elmarie Wendel
Brute: ....................... Jay T. Will

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TRIVIA:

Devon escaped from two German prison camps during World War II. He didn't strike the Gestapo as a typical jailbreaker.

Along with Anne Lockhart (Good Day at White Rock, Return to Cadiz), guest star Mary Margaret Humes screen-tested for the role of Bonnie. She is perhaps best-known today for her portrayal of Gail Leery, the mother in Dawson's Creek.

Logan Ramsey also appears in the episode Knight Strike. He was married to actress Anne Ramsey, who appeared in the fourth season Knight Rider episode Killer K.I.T.T.

Aside from this episode, Louis Elias also played truck drivers in the episodes Junk Yard Dog and Knight of the Juggernaut. Other actors that would return later on include Grainger Hines (Knight Racer), Jimmy Murphy (Custom Made Killer) and Bruce Neckels (Ten Wheel Trouble and Knight of a Thousand Devils).

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

Michael writes his first computer program for K.I.T.T. in the script. The scene in which he and Bonnie load it into K.I.T.T.'s microprocessor doesn't make it into the episode, but the results do -- it's a breakdown of football odds for gambling.

SCRIPT - 2ND DRAFT - REV. 10/13/82

NITPICKS:

This episode shows a close up of K.I.T.T.'s fuel gauge, just beneath the torque curve of his RPM readout. However, in the wide shots of K.I.T.T.'s dash, the fuel readout is labelled "Inlet Temp."

* Nitpicks contain spoilers

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LOCATIONS:

Devon's Arrest:
Crown Valley Rd., Acton, CA, 93510

Gas Station:
Sevan Gas Station, 1638 N. San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA, 91504

Sinclair Police Station:
Burbank Central Library, 110 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

County Line/ Bridge/ Groves:
Newhall Orchard, East La Falda Way, Piru, CA 93040

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TEASER:

Teaser

BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me
- Juice Newton
You Were Always On My Mind
- Willie Nelson

VEHICLES:

1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL
1972 Peterbilt 352
1973 Chevrolet C-10
1975 AMC Hornet
1983 Ford Ranger

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

Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left
Auto Roof Right
Eject Right
Odds Calculator
Pursuit Mode
Security Alert
Super Reverse
Turbo Boost