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KNIGHT RIDER: THE ICE BANDITS

October 7, 1984
SEASON 3, EPISODE 3
Production #58603
Filmed: (4)
Reruns: April 12, 1985

Writer: ..................... Gerald Sanford
Director: ................... Georg Fenady

SYNOPSIS:

After a couple of thieves steal jewels from a Foundation-sponsored charity auction, Michael and K.I.T.T. are led to the Napa wine country and a monastery that provides criminals with totally new identities.

CAST LIST:

Charley Winters: ............ Bruce Fairbairn
Eric Sanders: ............... Bruce M. Fischer
Brother Francis: ............ Alex Henteloff
Lyle Austin: ................ Paul Koslo
Jody Tompkins: .............. Janet Julian
Brother Carey: .............. Tom Reese
Brother Juliano: ............ Al Checco
Dr. Fellows: ................ Julian Barnes
Brother Tyrone: ............. Tip Kelley
Nurse Jones: ................ Mindi Miller
Winters # 2: ................ John H. Evans

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TRIVIA:

This is the first episode to feature K.I.T.T.'s new dash in the opening titles. KNIGHT OF THE DRONES, like KNIGHT OF THE JUGGERNAUT the following season, concealed the new additions to the car with opening titles exclusive to the episode.

The crooked Dr. Fellows is the only character outside the PILOT EPISODE to note that Michael has undergone extensive plastic surgery. Michael explains that his face was "too popular with the cops."

The so-called "illegal operations" take place at the Monastery of the Grape. To enter one must order a glass of Chateau Neuf du Pape -- a French wine in a Californian winery.

K.I.T.T.'s Turbo Boost over the intersection comes from the episode DIAMONDS AREN'T A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

Michael's confrontation with Austin was originally much more elaborate, with a planned chase up a hillside, and Austin dropping rocks in Michael's path.

In the early drafts of the script, Winters tried to escape at the conclusion of the story by hot-air balloon.

SCRIPT - 3RD DRAFT - REV. 7/ 7/84

NITPICKS:

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Van Decker Auction House:
472 Boyd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

The Monk's Cellar Winery:
Mission San Fernando, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91345

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BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

The Politics Of Dancing
- Reflex

VEHICLES:

Honda XL 600 R
1984 Buick Regal
1982 Ford F-100

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

Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left
Auto Roof Left & Right
Computer Interface
Grappling Hook
Hemometer
Image Databank
Linear Predictive Graphics Routine
Medical Scan
Photo Scan
Pursuit Mode
3-D Interactive Graphics Plotter
Turbo Boost (x2)
Vital Signs Scanner

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