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KNIGHT RIDER: THE FINAL VERDICT

December 3, 1982
SEASON 1, EPISODE 11
Production #57316
Filmed: November 5-15, 1982 (11)
Reruns: April 15, 1983

Teleplay: .................. John Alan Schwartz &
............................ E. Paul Edwards
Story: ..................... Tom Greene,
............................ John Alan Schwartz &
............................ E. Paul Edwards
Contributing Writer: ....... David Braff
Director: .................. Bernard Kowalski

SYNOPSIS:

After a girlfriend is accused of murder, Michael travels to Albuquerque, New Mexico to find her only alibi -- an accountant who has his own problems with the law...

CAST LIST:

Al Farlan: ................. Ramon Bieri
Lt. Dickerson: ............. Don Gordon
Brad: ...................... Rick Fitts
Butch: ..................... Tim Rossovich
Marty Keene: ............... Marvin Karon
Cheryl Burns: .............. Penny Peyser
Dink: ...................... Bob Schott
Kim - Bartender: ........... June Christopher
Tracy: ..................... Cynthia Ream
Garbage Man: ............... Michael Masters
Guard: ..................... Michael J. London

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TRIVIA:

The Final Verdict is dedicated to the memory of Executive Producer R.A. Cinader ("He was an original") who passed away during filming. He contributed to many of the early scripts, and helped shape the series into the success it became.

Many actors appearing in this episode would return later in the series. Ramon Bieri would play "Acid" John Birock in the third season's Junk Yard Dog, while Don Gordon would appear again in the episode immediately preceeding it, Knight by a Nose. Tim Rossovich also appears in Knights of the Fast Lane, while Michael Masters has bit parts in Knight Strike and Knight Song. Michael J. London guests in Blind Spot, and June Christopher previously appeared in the episode Just My Bill, which aired just over a month before this one!

Writer Tom Greene would return as a co-producer and writer the following year.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

Cheryl Burns is described as "a twenty-six-year-old woman with blonde hair and a fawn-like countenance." Butch is "a hairy, hard-looking hombre with forearms twice the size of Steve Garvey's." Farlan is "a burly man who knows how to get his way."

Cut scenes include Marty opening his door after Michael is arrested by Brad at the end of Act One; Michael and K.I.T.T. pursuing Marty (who is a terrible driver) through traffic to the health club; and a frustrated Michael and K.I.T.T. getting to each other before Michael deduces that Marty is hiding in his own apartment.

SCRIPT - 6TH DRAFT - REV. 11/ 9/82

NITPICKS:

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LOCATIONS:

Marty's Apartment:
Harbor View House, 921 S. Beacon St, San Pedro, CA

Showdown:
Berth 57, San Pedro, CA 90731

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TEASER:

Teaser

BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

Highways Run Forever
- Johnny Lee
Love Will Turn You Around
- Kenny Rogers
It Ain't Easy Being Easy
- Janie Fricke

VEHICLES:

1981 Toyota Starlet
1976 Lincoln Continental
1979 Toyota Truck

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

Auto Cruise
Auto Phone
Auto Roof Left
Eject Left
Graphic Translator
Microwave Jammer
Police Frequency
Radar
Surveillance Mode
Telephone Call Interception
Telephone Tracer
Tinted Windows
Turbo Boost (x2)
Voice Projection