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KNIGHT RIDER: KNIGHTS OF THE FAST LANE

October 14, 1984
SEASON 3, EPISODE 4
Production #58601
Filmed: (6)
Reruns: June 23, 1985

Writer: ................. Richard Okie
Director: ............... Winrich Kolbe

SYNOPSIS:

A hit-and-run accident involving the daughter of a former partner leads Michael to a gang of high-class street racers.

CAST LIST:

Mark Taylor: ............ Alan Feinstein
Diane Landreaux: ........ Lory Walsh
Jim Courtney: ........... Cliff Osmond
Jack Lehigh: ............ Allen Williams
Bloodworth: ............. Tim Rossovich
Nikki Ladonna: .......... Elaine Welton Hill
Stacy: .................. Dani Douthette
Kitten # 1: ............. Julie Gray

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TRIVIA:

Another episode that delves into the life of Michael Long. Other episodes that deal with Michael's backstory include KNIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, WHITE BIRD, KNIGHTMARES and A GOOD KNIGHT'S WORK.

By the end of this episode, Michael has taught K.I.T.T. how to play football, and K.I.T.T. even scores a touchdown!

The Dagger DX is an Italian-produced custom car with a double-turbo 600-horse engine, 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 200-plus mph. It is totally illegal to drive in the USA by all civilized standards.

Allen Williams previously appeared in the episode DEADLY MANEUVERS. Tim Rossovich also appeared in the first season story THE FINAL VERDICT.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

Very similar to the finished episode from the very first draft, Richard Okie's Knight of the Fast Lane script still contains some interesting differences. As with other third season episodes, every effort was being made to create automotive adversaries to rival K.I.T.T. (the Drone cars in KNIGHT OF THE DRONES, the Killer Car in CUSTOM MADE KILLER). Here the Dagger DX (originally named The Vector) was conceived as a one-of-a-kind superfast vehicle with a K.I.T.T.-like dash that could genuinely give him a run for his money.

Once again Michael makes a reference that he's glad to have Bonnie back. It doesn't make the episode, although a similar statement made it into THE ICE BANDITS.

Mark Taylor was originally named Mark Tanner.

SCRIPT - 1ST DRAFT - REV. 8/ 8/84

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Taylor's Stadium Complex:
College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Valencia, CA 91355

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TEASER:

Teaser

SOUNDTRACK:

Talking In Your Sleep
- The Romantics
Ghostbusters
- Ray Parker, Jr.

VEHICLES:

Ferrari 308 GTS
Porsche 911 SC
1979 Dodge St. Regis
1984 Cadillac Eldorado

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

Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left
Auto Roof Right
Chemical Analyzer
Chemical Detectors
Computer Interface
Eject Right
Homing Device
Map Readout
Micro Jam
Photo Scan
Pursuit Mode
Signal
Tread Pattern Scan
Trunk Lid
Turbo Boost

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