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KNIGHT RIDER: NOT A DROP TO DRINK

November 5, 1982
SEASON 1, EPISODE 7
Production #57304
Filmed: October 1-11, 1982 (8)
Reruns: April 1, 1983

Writer: ...................... Hannah L. Shearer
Contributing Writer: ......... R.A. Cinader
Director: .................... Virgil W. Vogel

SYNOPSIS:

Michael is forced to protect a hot-headed rancher from herself as locals fight over water rights against a property tycoon while the Foundation attempts to acquire a peace bond. However, their adversary will try to get the valley any way he can -- even if it means flooding out the rival ranchers...

CAST LIST:

Josh Morgan: ................. Harry Carey, Jr.
Francesca Morgan: ............ Sondra Currie
Herb Bremen: ................. Jason Evers
Ms. Wade: .................... Lynn Hamilton
Kevin Morgan: ................ Bumper Yothers
Alex Webster: ................ Dave Cass
Kirk Webster: ................ Joe Burnett
Ted Moore: ................... Tom Lester
Myra Moore: .................. Lyndel Stuart
Dewey: ....................... Jan Rabson

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TRIVIA:

Dave (Alex Webster) Cass returned to Knight Rider in the third season episode Knight by a Nose, and in 1991 as a stunt performer in the movie of the week Knight Rider 2000. Coincidentally, Not a Drop to Drink guest star Sondra Currie is married to Alan J. Levi, who directed the reunion movie.

Jason Evers also appears in the third season episode Halloween Knight.

The big-budget climax of this episode came not as a result of the surprise success of the series. It was borrowed from Superman: The Movie (1978).

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

A small character scene between Michael and Bonnie appears in the early drafts, but was altered before shooting. As Bonnie installs K.I.T.T.'s Grappling Hook, Michael "watches" a ball game on TV -- with his eyes closed.

Originally it was Michael who frightened Kirk Webster into revealing Bremen's plan to cut the main water pipe to the catchment basin. In the episode K.I.T.T. pretends to be an extraterrestrial to get the same results.

A scene in which Alex, Kirk and Dewey attack the Double M Ranch, setting fire to a barn (putting Kevin in jeopardy) never made the shooting script.

Bumper the bull was originally named Frank.

SCRIPT - 1ST DRAFT - REV. 9/23/82
SCRIPT - 2ND DRAFT - REV. 9/28/82

NITPICKS:

* Nitpicks contain spoilers

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Catchment Basin:
Universal Studios Backlot, Falls Lake

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VEHICLES:

1972 International Harvester D-100
Subaru Brat
Caterpillar 980B
Warner-Swasey Gradall Hopto 300

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

Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left & Right
Grappling Hook
Loudspeaker System
Polyphonic Synthesizer
Pursuit Mode
Radar
Retro Rockets
Rocket Boost
Rocket Fire
Ski Mode (Reverse)
Surveillance Mode
Turbo Boost
Voice Projection

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