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KNIGHT RIDER: CIRCUS KNIGHTS

May 5, 1985
SEASON 3, EPISODE 22
Production #58633
Filmed: November 5-13, 1984 (14)
Reruns: July 21, 1985

Writer: ................... Rick Mittleman (uncredited) &
........................... David R. Toddman
Director: ................. Harvey Laidman

SYNOPSIS:

Michael and K.I.T.T. go undercover at a circus to find out who killed an aerial performer. As Turbo-Man and his faithful flying-carpet K.I.T.T., they turn the fortunes of the circus around -- and makes themselves targets for the villainous clown who wants to close the show.

CAST LIST:

Terry Major: .............. Michelle NiCastro
Jeff Barnes: .............. James Callahan
Bombo: .................... Chuck McCann
Tiger: .................... Sharon Hughes
Ringmaster: ............... Tom Williams

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TRIVIA:

Devon once went undercover in occupied France as Valentino the Knife-Thrower. Circus Major replace Turbo-Man with the Great Alfredo Mancini.

There is a scene in this episode where Michael tells Terry Major that they both live with danger in their lives so much, if they were to stop and think about it they probably wouldn't be able to go on. This scenario is explored in the later episode THE SCENT OF ROSES.

This episode is similar to the first season's SLAMMIN' SAMMY'S STUNT SHOW SPECTACULAR; both stories see Michael and K.I.T.T. taking part in stunt shows, and making a success of an ailing business in the process.

James Callahan previously appeared in the episode GOOD DAY AT WHITE ROCK. Tom Williams would appear again in the fourth season's KNIGHT RACER.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

In the first draft, Michael and K.I.T.T. were less than enthusiastic about going to the circus. In the completed episode, Michael loves the circus tradition.

Earliest drafts included a pyrotechnician by the name of Wayne Foley, an expert in fire and bombs. He was eventually written out, and his contributions to the story were given to Tiger.

SCRIPT - 1ST DRAFT - REV. 10/28/84

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Circus Major:
Universal Studios, Barham Parking Lot

Majorville City Bank:
1821 West Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506

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VEHICLES:

Volkswagen Thing

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

Anharmonic Synthesizer
Audio/Video Record
Auto Cruise
Auto Doors Left & Right
Chemical Detectors
CO2
Image Enhancement Lens
Medical Scan
Pursuit Mode
Pyroclastic Lamination
Self-Diagnostic Indicator
Ski Mode
Surveillance Mode
Tinted Windows
Turbo Boost (x2)
Vital Signs Scanner
Voice Projection
X-Ray Mode

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