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KNIGHT RIDER: CUSTOM MADE KILLER

January 6, 1985
SEASON 3, EPISODE 12
Production #58640
Filmed: (15)
Reruns: September 13, 1985

Writer: ..................... Burton Armus
Director: ................... Harvey Laidman

SYNOPSIS:

Michael and K.I.T.T.'s investigation into the suspicious death of a fashion designer leads them to a dangerous businessman who employs a mobile assassin with a powerful custom car.

CAST LIST:

D.G. Grebbs: ................ James Luisi
Debra Sands: ................ Elaine Giftos
Lewis: ...................... Alan Oppenheimer
Flood: ...................... Kai Wulff
Joan Keahey: ................ Viveca Parker
Joe: ........................ Phil Rubenstein
Phil: ....................... Michael Fox
Photographer: ............... Guerin Barry
O'Malley: ................... Jimmy Murphy
Model: ...................... Maria Lauren
Attendant: .................. Ron Lunceford

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TRIVIA:

Writer Burton Armus: "I did Knight Rider for a year and a half and it was a lot of fun. [David] Hasselhoff was okay, we had thirteen or fourteen cars that would fly in the air and do all that. The stories were very simple; the star of the show was a car. You could write anything you wanted [for K.I.T.T.] and [William] Daniels would deliver it with a great flair. The challenge of that show was not so much the scripts but how to keep a pattern of excitement and action and not go broke. It was a successful show and we had a lot of fun doing it." (From TV Zone Special # 29, 1998).

Alan Oppenheimer previously appeared in the first season episode DEADLY MANEUVERS. Kai Wulff previously appeared in the first season episode GIVE ME LIBERTY... OR GIVE ME DEATH, and Jimmy Murphy guest starred in the episode NO BIG THING.

Charles Picerni is credited as Stunt Co-ordinator for this episode. He previously appeared in the episodes A NICE INDECENT LITTLE TOWN, WHITE BIRD and KNIGHT IN DISGRACE.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

Burton Armus' first Knight Rider script is one of the rare examples of a first draft being almost entirely identical to the finished show.

Flood is described as "cold" with "disinterested eyes;" he looks down at the wreck of Sam Dennis' sports car with "a bored, efficient look." Armus writes Grebbs as: "Forties, hard looking, you would not buy a used car from him."

SCRIPT - 1ST DRAFT

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Debjo Fashions:
124 East 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079


W. Chandler Blvd. & N. Pass Ave., Burbank, CA 91505

Parking Structure:
Corner of East Olympic Blvd & S Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90015


Meadow Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90012

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TEASER:

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BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

What's Love Got To Do With It
- Tina Turner

VEHICLES:

1973 Datsun 240Z
1982 Chevrolet Camero

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

Anharmonic Synthesizer
Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left
Auto Phone
Map Search
Medical Scan
Police Frequency
Priority Override
Record
Telephone Monitor
Tinted Windows
Tread Pattern Scan

DISCUSSION: