Michael and K.I.T.T. investigate a series of robberies on the seafront which are being blamed on a gang of teenage hotrodders -- the Weekend Warriors.
Cindy: ..................... Mary Beth Evans
Ron Prescott: .............. Woody Brown
Chief Craig: ............... Hugh Gillin
Marietta Matheson: ......... Allyn Ann McLerie
Handsome Anson James: ...... Sammy Jackson
Ty: ........................ Sal Landi
Officer Apted: ............. Tim Gillin
Manny Carmichael: .......... Milt Oberman
Mace Beaudry: .............. Frank Garret
This episode pays tribute to the classic films Rebel Without a Cause and American Graffiti.
This was writer Richard Okie's first Knight Rider story. He went on to become the series' Story Editor, and to write such memorable episodes as A GOOD KNIGHT'S WORK, K.I.T.T. Vs K.A.R.R. and KNIGHTS OF THE FAST LANE.
This episode introduces K.I.T.T.'s Silent Mode feature, which allows him to drive virtually noiseless. It would be used frequently in subsequent episodes.
Mary Beth Evans also appears in the fourth season episode DEADLY KNIGHTSHADE.
SCRIPT TO SCREEN:
In a brief cut scene, Michael tells K.I.T.T. that he used to own a classic GTO after seeing one parked outside the Hurricane club. In the episode FORGET ME NOT we learn that Michael used to own a 1956 Chevy.
A scene in which Devon helps Marietta clean her burglarised store is also cut, and it is here in which he is surprised to learn of Michael's sympathy towards Ron. The episode omits this, cutting straight to the confrontation between Michael and Devon in the semi.
The scene where Chief Craig confronts Michael about his mysterious past was added as filler late in the production process.
Handsome Anson James is described as a combination of Dick Diondi, Cousin Brucie and Wolfman Jack. His radio station KCPY was originally KCLF.
According to the script, the burglars' code song was originally Maniac. The episode uses Crumblin' Down.
SCRIPT - 2ND DRAFT - REV. 11/28/83
SCRIPT - 5TH DRAFT - REV. 12/ 1/83
* Nitpicks contain spoilers
Point Fermin Park
807 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro 90731
Driving and Hot-Rodding Sequences
Griffith Park, Hollywood
Marietta Matheson's Store
220 Main Street, Seal Beach
The Sunspot Club
Sunspot Motel, Pacific Palisades
KPFK FM, Studio City
- Michael Sembello
- Tom Petty
Little Red Corvette
- John Cougar Mellencamp
- Fleetwood Mac
Love Is A Battlefield
- Pat Benetar
I've Got It
- Andrae Crouch & The Disciples
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1956 Chevrolet One-Fifty
1964 Chevrolet Corvette
1973 Dodge Challenger
1973 Ford Mustang
1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
1983 GMC Jimmy
Audio Record (Tape)
Auto Door Left
Auto Roof Left
Auto Window Left
Tread Pattern Scan