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KNIGHT RIDER: THE ROTTEN APPLES

November 11, 1984
SEASON 3, EPISODE 7
WORKING TITLE #1: "The Wild Bunch"
WORKING TITLE #2: "The Bad Apples"
Production #58611
Filmed: (7)
Reruns: April 28, 1985

Teleplay: ................... Gerald Sanford
Story: ...................... Peter L. Dixon
Director: ................... Robert E.L. Bralver

SYNOPSIS:

Michael and K.I.T.T. are called in to help a child psychologist whose ranch is being threatened by cattle thieves.

CAST LIST:

Rebecca Hammond: ............ Terri Treas
Big Ed Barton: .............. Denny Miller
Cat Holliday: ............... Robert Symonds
Sheriff Lance Barton: ....... Richard Lineback
Alfred Barton: .............. Russ McCubbin
Marilyn: .................... Lana Clarkson
Blue: ....................... Tobie Norton
Magic Fingers: .............. Reginald T. Dorsey
Star: ....................... Mimi Kinkade
Trasher: .................... James LeGros
Joanna: ..................... Michelle Newkirk
Diablo: ..................... Richard Coca

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TRIVIA:

A fun episode with some good dialogue, including K.I.T.T.'s observation when Michael asks where Old Canyon Road goes: "Were I to hazard a guess, I'd say into an old canyon"; and Michael quoting the Lone Ranger on his escape from the Shaggy Buffalo bar.

This was actor James LeGros' first television appearance. He went on to co-star on Ally McBeal.

This episode utilizes two of the Bearfoot monster trucks.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

This story bears some resemblance to writer Peter Dixon's earlier contribution to the series, the unfilmed script The Wind Devil. That story (co-written with Knight Rider story-editor Janis Hendler) also involved innocent people being forced off their land by criminals in search of precious oil.

SCRIPT - 1ST DRAFT - REV. 8/17/84

NITPICKS:

* Nitpicks contain spoilers

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Right-On Ranch Pastures:
Sun Oil, Pico Canyon

FAN RATING:

stars
Current Rating: 2/5 stars

2 stars: stars 18 people

3 stars: stars 12 people

5 stars: stars 3 people

4 stars: stars 1 person


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TEASER:

Teaser

TV GUIDE AD:

TV Guide Ad

BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

C.C. Waterback
- Merle Haggard & George Jones
No Words For Love
- David Hasselhoff
If You Leave Me Tonight, I'll Cry
- Jerry Wallace
I'm So Excited
- The Pointer Sisters
The Heart Of Rock And Roll
- Huey Lewis & The News

VEHICLES:

1958 Ford Ranchero
1979 Chevrolet K-Series Monster Truck
Chevrolet S-10 Monster Truck
1977 Dodge Sportsman
White Road Commander

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

Aim Laser
Arm Laser
Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left
Auto Roof Left
Brite
Chemical Analyzer
Chemical Detectors
Chemical Scan
Computer Printout
Eject Left
Electrical Generating Mode
Geological Analyzer
Grappling Hook
Homing Device
Image
Map Overlay
Map Search
Micro Jam
Microlock
Radar
Range
Ski Mode

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