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KNIGHT RIDER: A GOOD KNIGHT'S WORK

March 4, 1984
SEASON 2, EPISODE 20
Production #57840
Filmed: January 23-31, 1984 (19)
Reruns: September 16, 1984

Writer: .................... Richard Okie
Director: .................. Sidney Hayers

SYNOPSIS:

A master criminal learns of Michael's true identity and seeks revenge for the death of his lover -- Tanya Walker, the woman who shot Michael Long. While attempting to produce a laser handgun, they also turn their attention to successfully stealing K.I.T.T....

CAST LIST:

Cameron Zachary: ........... John Vernon
Gina Adams: ................ Alexa Hamilton
Jake Simpson: .............. Robert O'Reilly
Dave Collins: .............. Dana Gladstone
Car Buyer: ................. Rosalind Ingledew

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TRIVIA:

A classic episode, notable for the excellent set-pieces and Michael and K.I.T.T.'s interaction with Mighty Mouth, the talking teddy bear.

John Vernon also appears in the fourth season (and last ever) episode VOO DOO KNIGHT, while Robert O'Reilly appears in KITTNAP. Rosalind Ingledew also appears in the episode KNIGHT BEHIND BARS.

Robert O'Reilly is better known to viewers today as a Klingon in various Star Trek series. He and John Vernon previously worked together as master criminal and henchman on an episode of TJ Hooker entitled Matter of Passion.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

When Michael first visits Gina's apartment, she greets him with a glove puppet. This scene at the door is omitted in the episode, although she is still seen to be wearing the puppet as he enters. When he visits her a second time, he asks "No puppets this time?"

On the phone to Michael in Gina's apartment, Zachary originally confronted him with details of Michael Long's life in order to make him comply. His uncle lived at 410 Chesapeake Road, while his niece attended the Burnley school; his old police sergeant was named Charlie Hart. None of this information makes it to the episode, leaving him with no ties to his former life.

The climax originally began in the Triple-M Toy Factory, and a chase took Michael, K.I.T.T. and Gina to Zachary's apartment.

In the early drafts, Michael and K.I.T.T. kept Mighty Mouth, who was originally named Talking Teddy, and subsequently Big Mouth Bear. In the first draft, Cameron Zachary was named Max Mendelsson.

SCRIPT - 1ST DRAFT - REV. 1/13/84
SCRIPT - 2ND DRAFT - REV. 1/18/84
SCRIPT - 3RD DRAFT - REV. 1/20/84

NITPICKS:

* Nitpicks contain spoilers

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Bar:
4123 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood, CA 91602

Collins Car Market:
4245 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood, CA 91602

Gina's Apartment:
10817 Whipple Street #15, Los Angeles, CA 91505

Zachary's Apartment:
1100-1198 Selby Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Triple-M Toy Factory:
9628 Irondale Ave, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Parking Structure:
Hotel Palomar, 10740 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

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TEASER:

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VEHICLES:

1968 Mercury Monterey
1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Ford F-Series
GMC Topkick

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

Auto Cruise
Auto-Inflatable Tires
Auto Phone
Auto Roof Left & Right
Auto Window Right
Chemical Analyzer
Computer Interface
Computer Printout
Eject Left & Right
Ejector Seat Left
Homing Transmitter
Medical Scan
Microwave Jammer
Pursuit Mode
Security Readout
Surveillance Mode
Turbo Boost
Vital Signs Scanner

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