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KNIGHT RIDER: SILENT KNIGHT

December 18, 1983
SEASON 2, EPISODE 12
WORKING TITLE: "Knight and the Gypsy"
Production #57817
Filmed: October 26 - November 4, 1983 (12)

Teleplay: .................. Robert W. Gilmer &
............................ Janis Hendler
Story: ..................... Stephen B. Katz
Director: .................. Bruce Kessler

SYNOPSIS:

Michael finds himself protecting a young gypsy boy from three bank robbers, from whom he stole a valuable watch. Unfortunately it's the only evidence that could tie them to the crime, and they'll do anything to get it back...

CAST LIST:

Tino: ...................... Paul LaGreca
Marta: ..................... Janet DeMay
Casey: ..................... Stephen Liska
Stephano: .................. Giorgio Tozzi
Skip: ...................... David Proval
Paolo: ..................... Robert Miranda
Nick: ...................... Lloyd Alan

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TRIVIA:

Devon's great-grandfather came from County Argyll in Scotland.

This episode contains an in-joke of sorts. The bank robbed at the start of the story is the Bank of R. Gilmer. Robert W. Gilmer is the writer and co-producer of this episode. He also refers to it in a note that accompanies the script for the later episode MOUTH OF THE SNAKE.

At the Foundation Christmas Banquet, Devon intends to sit Michael between Lady Pinwall and the Duchess of Chipstead.

Janet DeMay was a regular on Remington Steele, which aired directly after Knight Rider on NBC during its first season.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

Tino was originally envisaged as a scruffy 14-year-old -- the episode describes him as "15-16." He's presented much more sympathetically in the script, visiting his dead father in the funeral parlor and promising to make some money (the reason he steals the gold watch) and to take care of his sister.

The script calls for much more of the Christmas spirit. One scene has Michael listening to Christmas carols, another calls hopefully for decorations along the street.

Stephano was much more benevolent to begin with. In the first draft the Banducci brothers make off with Tino because the gypsies were afraid of their guns; in the episode Stephano gives up his nephew for money.

K.I.T.T. started to read fortunes in the early drafts.

SCRIPT - 1ST DRAFT - REV. 10/12/83
SCRIPT - 3RD DRAFT - REV. 10/21/83

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* Nitpicks contain spoilers

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Bank of R. Gilmer:
100 S. Citrus Ave., Covina, CA 91723

Turbo Boost:
W. Cottage Dr., Covina, CA 91723

Marta's Flower Shop:
905 E. Wingate St., Covina, CA 91724

Covina Police Department
444 N. Citrus Ave., Covina, CA 91723

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TEASER:

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BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

Eye Of The Tiger
- Survivor
Owner Of A Lonely Heart
- Yes
Gypsy
- Fleetwood Mac

VEHICLES:

1960 Ford F-Series
1985 Ford Econoline
1980 Ford LTD-S
1946 Studebaker M-5
Fleetwood Pace Arrow
1955 Chevrolet Two-Ten Wagon
1962 Cadillac Series 62
New Holland 1880

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

Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left
Auto Roof Left & Right
Chemical Analyzer
Chemical Detectors
DMV Check
Map Search
Medical Scan
Police Frequency
Pursuit Mode
Smoke Release
Trunk Lid
Turbo Boost (x2)
Vital Signs Scanner
X-Ray Mode

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