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KNIGHT RIDER: RING OF FIRE

December 4, 1983
SEASON 2, EPISODE 10
Production #57810
Filmed: May 20-31, 1983 (2)
Reruns: July 8, 1984

Writer: .................... Janis Hendler
Director: .................. Winrich Kolbe

SYNOPSIS:

A tape recording alerts the Foundation to the plight of a young Cajun girl whose dangerous husband has escaped from a chain gang. Trying to protect her, Michael and K.I.T.T. are trapped in the bayou when the car begins to malfunction.

CAST LIST:

Layla Charon Callan: ....... Leslie Wing
Christopher Callan: ........ Robert Reynolds
Judge Oliver Callan: ....... George Murdock
Tom Baylor: ................ Joseph Hindy
Jacques Charon: ............ Beau Starr
Sheriff Casey: ............. Will MacMillan
Henri Lacroix: ............. Larry Moss
Brown: ..................... Dick Durock
Paul Lacroix: .............. Jack Gill

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TRIVIA:

Guest actor Beau Starr on Ring of Fire: "I went in to audition for [Knight Rider] along with another guy. We started with about ten lines total but most of them were cut by the time we began shooting. We were supposed to be doing Cajun accents. The actor I was with could do the accent but not me, so I tried a French accent. I ended up sounding more like Maurice Chevalier but nobody in the room knew any different so they hired me," he laughed. (TV Zone Special #30, 1998)

Actor George Murdock also appears in the two-hour special MOUTH OF THE SNAKE and the TEAM KNIGHT RIDER episode The A List. Dick Durock also appears in VOO DOO KNIGHT.

This episode introduces K.I.T.T.'s pyroclastic lamination, a heat-resistant coating on his outer shell that keeps him "cool as a cucumber in temperatures up to 600 degrees."

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

A scene where Layla visits Minister Baylor, praying that Michael will come to her rescue failed to make the episode.

A small scene in which Michael and Layla stop for supplies at the poachers' shack doesn't make the episode. Other cuts include two montages that show Michael and K.I.T.T. venturing deeper into the bayou, and a Turbo Boost over a fallen tree.

SCRIPT - 3RD DRAFT - REV. 5/18/83

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* Nitpicks contain spoilers

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Fleur du Lac Main Street:
W. Kenneth Rd., Glendale, CA 91201-1463

Fleur du Lac Doctor's Office:
1403 W. Kenneth Rd., Glendale, CA 91201-1463

Callan Mansion:
752 West Kenneth Road, Glendale, CA 91202

Cajun Settlement, Livery Stable:
Universal City Studios Backlot, Six Points Texas

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TEASER:

Teaser

SOUNDTRACK:

Mr. Radio
- Trisha Yearwood
Personally
- Karla Bonoff
I'm So Lonesome
- Willie Nelson

VEHICLES:

1961 Chevrolet C-10

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

Audio Playback (Tape)
Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left & Right
Auto Roof Left
Computer Printout
Cultural Databank
Energy System Override
Grappling Hook
Integrated Micronetic Navigational Circuit
Pursuit Mode
Pyroclastic Lamination
Self-Diagnostic Analyzer
Surveillance Mode
Turbo Boost
Voice Analyzer

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