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KNIGHT RIDER: KNIGHT OF THE CHAMELEON

December 30, 1984
SEASON 3, EPISODE 11
WORKING TITLE: "The Chameleon"
Production #58631
Filmed: October 24 - November 2, 1984 (13)
Reruns: June 2, 1985

Writer: ...................... Robert Sherman
Director: .................... Winrich Kolbe

SYNOPSIS:

A master of disguise escapes from jail with two agendas -- committing one last, major robbery, and killing the man who put him away... Michael Knight.

CAST LIST:

J. Gordon Baxter
a.k.a. The Chameleon: ........ Dick Gautier
Tonie Baxter: ................ Kimberley Foster
Armand Presler: .............. Byron Webster
Ryals: ....................... Nicholas Worth
Gibbs: ....................... Don Gibb
Ingrid: ...................... Shari Shattuck
Harry: ....................... Domenic Brascia
Judge Edith Webster: ......... Alice Backes
Major Anderson: .............. Alan Jordan
Bryson: ...................... Raymond Lynch
John Maxwell: ................ James Williams
Gustaf: ...................... Gustaf Unger
Bertil: ...................... Bertil Unger
M.P. Guard: .................. Eric Lawrence

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TRIVIA:

The Chameleon's disguises include the Judge, Major Anderson, an old man, an Indian, and Michael. He imitates Devon's voice.

Armand's Cafe is a deliberate homage to the classic movie Casablanca, and actor Byron Webster was cast because of his likeness to actor Sidney Greenstreet. Michael also meets a young lady there named Ingrid (after Casablanca star Ingrid Bergman).

Nicholas Worth also appears in the fourth season premiere KNIGHT OF THE JUGGERNAUT, while Domenic Brascia also provides comic relief in the episode KNIGHT BEHIND BARS. Kimberley Foster went on to star in Glen A. Larson's Cover-Up series.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

Tonie Baxter, the Chameleon's daughter, went by the name Tonie Ryder in the early versions. 'Armand Moun' became 'Armand Pressler' in the episode, while the Chameleon himself was originally J. Gordon Dixon.

SCRIPT - 2ND DRAFT - REV. 10/10/84

NITPICKS:

* Nitpicks contain spoilers

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LOCATIONS:

Courthouse:
College of Canyons, 26455 R. Rockwell Canyon, Valencia, CA

Armand's Cafe:
Bar Maghreb Restaurant, 7651 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA

Tonie's House:
1926 Vista del Mar St., Los Angeles, CA 90068

Vista del Mar Ave, Los Angeles, CA

JPX Industries:
Fort MacArthur, Gaffey St., San Pedro

High Desert:
Grapevine Mesa, Pico Canyon (Behind Magic Mountain)

Driving Scenes:
Forest Lawn Drive, Hollywood, CA

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TEASER:

Teaser

BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

The Lucky One
- Laura Branigan

TIE INS:

VEHICLES:

GMC Value Van
Dodge Ram Van
Ford LN-Series
Oldsmobile Cutlass
Jeep CJ-7

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

Air Vac.
Anharmonic Synthesizer
Auto Cruise
Auto Phone
Auto Roof Left
Eject Left
Infrared
Interactive Graphics Plotter
Linear Predictive Graphics Routine
LBG Analyzer *
Map Search
Medical Scan
Radar
Surveillance Mode
Telephone Monitor
Telephone Tracer
Trunk Lid
Turbo Boost

* The LBG Analyzer is used by Bonnie in the semi to decode K.I.T.T.'s recording of the phone call.

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