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KNIGHT RIDER: KNIGHT IN DISGRACE

November 18, 1984
SEASON 3, EPISODE 8
Production #58622
Filmed: (3)
Reruns: May 12, 1985

Writer: ..................... Simon Muntner
Contributing Writers: ....... Tom Lazarus,
............................. Robert Foster &
............................. Gerald Sanford
Director: ................... Harvey Laidman

SYNOPSIS:

After he is suspended and subsequently fired from the Foundation, Michael embarks on a crusade to clear his name. He joins forces with LaSalle, a known criminal whom he considers the only person capable of clearing him. However, LaSalle wants Michael and K.I.T.T.'s services for himself...

CAST LIST:

Boyd LaSalle: ............... John Considine
Linda: ...................... Kitty Moffat
Danton: ..................... Ken Foree
Charles: .................... Lee Ryan
Sergeant: ................... Casey Sander
Gino: ....................... Ken Scott
Carmen: ..................... Jean Lubin
Mary Beth: .................. Elizabeth Frazier
Mansion Guard: .............. Richard Camphius
Guard: ...................... Michael Horsley
Willis: ..................... Charles Picerni

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TRIVIA:

After Michael's departure, the Foundation begins a search for a replacement. K.I.T.T. is horrified at the thought he may be paired with Charles "Chuck" Wallyburton -- an arrogant Fed.

LaSalle is the only person ever to override K.I.T.T.'s voice transmission, and speak to Michael through the familiar speaker box. This episode is also the only one of the series in which Michael talks to Devon over a "live" link on K.I.T.T.'s monitor.

John Considine also appears in the episode KNIGHT OF THE JUGGERNAUT, while fellow guest stars Ken Foree and Ken Scott appear in REDEMPTION OF A CHAMPION and RETURN TO CADIZ respectively. Michael Horsley previously appeared as a valet attendant in the first season episode FORGET ME NOT.

A similar story can be found in the TEAM KNIGHT RIDER spin-off series episode Inside Traitor, in which T.K.R. member Erica appears to have joined a gang of thieves.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

The scene in which Michael is suspended is extended in the script. Devon informs Michael that whatever he intends to do "will have to be without Kitt." They part company on slightly better terms than in the episode.

According to the script, the entry-code to the Foundation garage is 2-1-6-7, although the episode switches this to a palm-print readout. The original code for the Fire Mountain vault was 3-2-8-1 (it's 3-2-8-0 in the show).

Filmed, but cut from the episode, is Michael's brief encounter with Carmen, "a pretty dark-haired girl." Jean Lubin still receives credit for the role.

K.I.T.T.'s punchline in the Tag ("Given a choice, I prefer alligators") was added late in production. According to the shooting script, Michael and Bonnie laugh at Chuck's line "Little buddy, look who's here."

SCRIPT - 10TH DRAFT - REV. 6/28/84

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Catfish Bar:
Rive Gauche Cafe Lounge, 14106 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

LaSalle's Mansion:
1288 S Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

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BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

Owner Of A Lonely Heart
- Yes
Won't You Please Come Home
-

VEHICLES:

Cushman

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

Anharmonic Synthesizer
Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left
Auto Roof Left
Eject Left
Homing Signal
Manual Override
Micro Jam
Ski Mode
Turbo Boost
X-Ray Mode

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