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KNIGHT RIDER: DIAMONDS AREN'T A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND

January 15, 1984
SEASON 2, EPISODE 14
Production #57833
Filmed: November 17-28, 1983 (14)
Reruns: April 22, 1984

Writers: ................... Robert Foster &
............................ Robert W. Gilmer
Director: .................. Jeffrey Hayden

SYNOPSIS:

Michael poses as the boyfriend of a model while investigating a murder and the theft of costume jewellery that may not be cut glass. The case takes Michael and K.I.T.T. to Mexico City, and Devon and April also find themselves undercover.

CAST LIST:

Lauren Janes: .............. Wendy Kilbourne
Nina Jurgensen: ............ Jo Ann Pflug
Mabel: ..................... Lu Leonard
Bernie Mitchell: ........... Cameron Mitchell
Rachel Robinson: ........... Elizabeth Lindsey
Miller: .................... Rene Assa
Christopher Carlson: ....... Nicholas Guest
Photographer: .............. Nancy Ellison

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TRIVIA:

After flying back to California, Michael and K.I.T.T. encounter trouble with Customs -- they work over the car "with a fine-tooth comb, and won't take no for an answer."

This is the first episode in which we learn that K.I.T.T. is afraid of flying, a character trait we later learn was programmed by Bonnie (in SKY KNIGHT).

Jo Ann Pflug was a regular on Glen Larson's popular series The Fall Guy. Wendy Kilbourne went on to co-star in the radio-based crime-drama Midnight Caller. Rene Assa also appears in the episode KNIGHT BY A NOSE.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

Originally, when confronted with Nina about not existing until 2 years before, Michael pretended to be drunk. In the episode he merely says "Could've fooled me."

The scene in which Michael pieces together Bernie's plan originally included April. Her part was dramatically reduced in this episode -- she only features as a guest at Bernie's party in Mexico City.

Perhaps the biggest difference between script and screen is the climax. Originally K.I.T.T. stopped Bernie from escaping all by himself. In the episode Michael hops in and does the driving, although K.I.T.T. still says "You can always bank on me."

SCRIPT - 2ND DRAFT - REV. 11/16/83
SCRIPT - 3RD DRAFT - REV. 11/17/83
SCRIPT - 4TH DRAFT - REV. 11/18/83
SCRIPT - 5TH DRAFT - REV. 11/21/83
SCRIPT - 6TH DRAFT - REV. 11/23/83

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Bernie's Mansion:
380 S. San Rafael Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

Lauren's Apartment:
13711 Bluffside Drive, Studio City, CA 91604

Modelling Shoot:
Griffith Park Travel Town Museum, 5200 Zoo Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90027

Chase & Turbo Boost:
Intersection of S. San Fernando Blvd and Verdugo Ave

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TEASER:

Teaser

BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

Ain't Nobody
- Chaka Khan & Rufus
Human Touch
- Rick Springfield

VEHICLES:

1981 Mazda RX-7
1983 Pontiac Grand Prix

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

Audio Record
Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left
Auto Window Left
Computer Interface
DMV Check
Infrared
Map Search
Microwave Jammers
Oil Slick
Pursuit Mode
Radar
Telephone Call-Interceptor
Telephone Tracer
Turbo Boost

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