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KNIGHT RIDER: KNIGHT BY A NOSE

January 13, 1985
SEASON 3, EPISODE 13
Production #58604
Filmed: (11)
Reruns: July 7, 1985

Writer: ..................... William Elliott
Director: ................... Bernard McEveety

SYNOPSIS:

Michael suspects foul play when he discovers a friend's horse has apparently been shot and killed. His investigation leads him to a cover-up by Maxine's partner, a desperate man trying to recover his gambling debts before a racketeer catches up with him.

CAST LIST:

Tommy Lee Burgess: .......... Patrick St. Esprit
Maxine Fleming: ............. Toni Hudson
Dr. Harley Thorpe: .......... F. William Parker
Randy Cavanaugh: ............ Don Gordon
Lewis: ...................... Dave Cass
Rashid: ..................... Rene Assa
Gino: ....................... John Allen
Oscar: ...................... Floyd Levine
Croupier: ................... Leigh Lombardi
Valet: ...................... Roger Rose

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TRIVIA:

K.I.T.T.'s picks at the races: Taylor's Goose, in the 4th; Baltimore Ned and Flying Fenwick in the Daily Double and Cassie's Gold in the fourth at Pimlico. His lucky streak runs out with Foster's Folly.

Michael states he originally met Maxine Fleming on the "Grimaldi case" the previous year -- an in-joke reference to producer Gino Grimaldi (just as the aforementioned horse 'Foster's Folly' is a reference to executive producer Robert Foster).

Michael and K.I.T.T. have a mission waiting in Seattle.

Don Gordon previously appeared in the first season episode THE FINAL VERDICT, while Dave Cass appeared in NOT A DROP TO DRINK. Rene Assa guest starred as the villainous Miller in DIAMONDS AREN'T A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND the previous season.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

In the original William Elliott script, Maxine's horse King Jack was named Knightrider. He's a three-year-old colt with a reddish blaze on his forehead.

The first draft features a young girl named Bobbi Gabriel, who tends to Knightrider/King Jack after he bolts away from Tommy Lee and Doc Thorpe. She would unwittingly return the horse to Doc Thorpe herself, and also lead Michael to the villains.

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

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LOCATIONS:

Equestrian Grounds:
Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91201

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SOUNDTRACK:

Still The Same
- Bob Seger

VEHICLES:

1969 Cadillac
Ferrari 308 GTS
1966 Ford Mustang

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

Auto Cruise
Auto Currency Dispenser
Auto Roof Left
Auto Window Left
Ballistics Scan
Chemical Analyzer
Chemical Detectors
CO2
Computer Interface
Infrared
Micro Jam
Odds Calculator
Oil Slick
Pursuit Mode
Silent Mode
Timer
Tinted Windows
Tread Pattern Scan
Turbo Boost
X-Ray Mode

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