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KNIGHT RIDER: MOUTH OF THE SNAKE

2 HOUR SPECIAL

April 8, 1984
SEASON 2, EPISODES 21 & 22
WORKING TITLE: "All That Glitters"
Production #57831
2-Part Version: #57877-8
Filmed: February 16 - March 8, 1984 (21)
Reruns: September 2, 1984

Writers: ................... Robert Foster &
............................ Robert W. Gilmer
Director: .................. Winrich Kolbe

SYNOPSIS:

Michael and K.I.T.T. are called in to investigate the murder of a federal attorney. Their investigation sees them pursuing a lethal rocket launcher across the country while teaming up with a mysterious government agent with amazing physical abilities.

CAST LIST:

Joanna St. John: ........... Joanna Pettet
David Dalton: .............. L. Charles Taylor
Archibald Hendley: ......... George Murdock
Elton Matthews: ............ Robert Colbert
Tiara D'Arcy: .............. Patty Kotero
Eduardo O'Brian: ........... Pedro Armendariz
Priscella Ragsdale: ........ Emily Banks
John Ragsdale: ............. Robert Clarke
Steward: ................... Chuck Lindsly
Coyote: .................... Luis Contreras
Frank: ..................... Arell Blanton
Arthur Abrahms: ............ Tom Gilleran
Elmo Elliott: .............. Todd Martin
Highway Patrolman: ......... Alan Graff
Security Man: .............. Vance David
Pilot: ..................... Rick Holly
Commando # 1: .............. Joel Kramer
Commando # 2: .............. Spike Silver
Commando # 3: .............. Mario Roberts
Commando # 4: .............. Rick Avery
Truck Driver # 1: .......... John Sherrod
Truck Driver # 2: .......... Jeff Jensen
Van Driver # 1: ............ Kenny Rossall

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TRIVIA:

The last episode produced for the second season, this show is well-known due to its apparent lack of Michael and K.I.T.T. Here they are relegated to the background chasing missiles across the country; the real story is Dalton's, giving David Hasselhoff time away to prepare for his wedding to actress Catherine Hickland, who would also appear in the next episode to air: LET IT BE ME.

Two years after this episode was produced, Charles Taylor won his own series as unofficial Department of Justice agent David Dalton, the little-known first Knight Rider spin-off Code of Vengeance.

George Murdock previously appeared in the episode RING OF FIRE and would later guest in the TEAM KNIGHT RIDER episode The A-List.

Two other actors previously appeared in the series. Arell Blanton guest-starred in HEARTS OF STONE, while Tom Gilleran appeared in DEADLY MANEUVERS. Chuck Lindsly had bit parts in several episodes.

The fourth Knight Rider novel, The 24-Carat Assassin, was based on this episode.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

An amusing note from producer Robert W. Gilmer accompanies the script, regarding alternative scenes: "It has been decided to create a possible alternative demise for the unfortunate Arthur Abrahms. In addition to running down and shooting Arthur like a scared rabbit, we are also going to turn the lethal rocket launcher on him, shoot a rocket at him and run his car off the road. Then we're going to run down and shoot him like a scared rabbit. Hey, no one promised Abrahms a rose garden. That's what he gets for taking one of those cushy government jobs."

"Further Note: Contributions for the Arthur Abrahms Memorial Fund are now being accepted. Please send your generous cash donations to R. Duke Gilmer, Manager, The Bank of R. Gilmer, St. Croix, the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thank you."

SCRIPT -  4TH DRAFT - REV. 2/13/84
SCRIPT - 10TH DRAFT - REV. 2/29/84
SCRIPT - 11TH DRAFT - REV. 3/12/84
SCRIPT - ALT. SCENE - REV. 2/27/84

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Motel:
Travel Inn, 8525 Sepulveda Blvd, North Hills, CA 91343

Construction Yard:
Northridge Equipment Rentals, 18251 Napa St., Northridge, CA 91325

Truck Scales:
27701-28527 Golden State Fwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Police Murder:
The Old Road, Castaic, CA 91384

O'Brian's Mansion:
28904 Cliffside Dr., Malibu, CA 90265

Hotel:
Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 116 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Boca Culebra, The Mouth of the Snake:
Bronson Canyon, 3200 Canyon Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068

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BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

Stay With Me Tonight
- Jeffrey Osborne

Ain't Nobody
- Chaka Khan & Rufus

TIE INS:

VEHICLES:

1982 AMC Eagle 4WD Wagon
1973 Ford F-Series
GMC M211
GMC Vandura
Caterpillar
White-Freightliner WFT 6364
John Deere 844
1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88
Ford L-Series
Taylor-Dunn Model B

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

Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left
Auto Phone
Auto Roof Right
Chemical Analyzer
Computer Interface
DMV Check
Energy System Override
Microwave Jammer
Pursuit Mode
Radar
Tread Pattern Scan
Turbo Boost (x2)
X-Ray Mode

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