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"Knight Rider" No Big Thing (1982)

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Knight Rider: Season 1: Episode 8 -- A small town sheriff tries to cover up a prison death by manipulating the law and Devon Miles.

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Writers:
Judy Burns (written by) and
Glen A. Larson (creator)
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Original Air Date:
12 November 1982 (Season 1, Episode 8)
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Plot:
Devon Miles is arrested on a traffic violation in Lyndhurst Flats and ends up sharing a jail with Frank Reston... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

David Hasselhoff ... Michael Knight

Edward Mulhare ... Devon Miles

Patricia McPherson ... Bonnie Barstow
Ted Markland ... Sgt. Wallace

Mary-Margaret Humes ... Carol Reston (as Mary Margaret Humes)

Grainger Hines ... Officer Rex Saunders

Jim Haynie ... Frank Reston
Logan Ramsey ... Judge Roland S. Paxton
Paul Harper ... Man
Jimmy Murphy ... Pink

Earl Billings ... Shep

Duke Stroud ... Capt. Dave Butler
Robert Carnegie ... Van Dyke
Louie Elias ... Pauly
Vance Davis ... Guard
Patrick Puccinelli ... Officer Smith
Bruce Neckels ... Pete - Truck Driver

Elmarie Wendel ... Woman
Jay T. Will ... Brute
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Basehart ... Narrator - Opening Titles (voice) (uncredited)

William Daniels ... K.I.T.T. (voice) (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Bernard L. Kowalski 
 
Writing credits
Judy Burns (written by)

Glen A. Larson  creator

Produced by
Gilbert Bettman Jr. .... associate producer (as Gilbert Bettman)
Robert A. Cinader .... co-executive producer (as R.A. Cinader)
Steven E. de Souza .... producer
Bernadette Joyce .... associate producer
Glen A. Larson .... executive producer
Hannah Louise Shearer .... producer (as Hannah Shearer)
 
Original Music by
Stu Phillips 
 
Cinematography by
H. John Penner (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William Martin 
 
Casting by
April Webster 
 
Art Direction by
Seymour Klate 
 
Set Decoration by
Lynn Smart  (as R. Lynn Smartt)
 
Costume Design by
George Whittaker  (as George R. Whittaker)
 
Production Management
Ronald Martinez .... unit production manager (as Ron Martinez)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Bralver .... second unit director (as Robert Bralver)
Charles Watson Sanford Jr. .... first assistant director
Don Wilkerson .... second assistant director (as Don Edward Wilkerson)
 
Art Department
James Passanante .... paint foreman
Michael Scheffe .... construction coordinator: K.I.T.T. (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Walt Jenevein .... sound effects editor
John R. McDonald .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Scott Forbes .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Bob Bralver .... stunt coordinator (as Robert Bralver)
Buzz Bundy .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Don Snyder .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Steve Johnson .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Richard Lapham .... music editor
Glen A. Larson .... composer: theme music
Stu Phillips .... composer: theme music
 
Transportation Department
Alan Kaminsky .... driver (uncredited)
Frank Khoury .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David Braff .... story editor
Joyce Heftel .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Winnie Rich .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Glen A. Larson  creator

Original Music by
William Broughton 
 
Film Editing by
Ron Rutberg 
 
Production Management
Edward D. Markley .... production manager (pilot episode)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Gill .... second unit director (1983-86)
Barry K. Thomas .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Glenn Forbes .... assistant property master
Ed Keyes .... property master: second unit
George Tuers .... property master
 
Sound Department
Barney Cabral .... adr editor
 
Special Effects by
George Zamora .... pyrotechnician
 
Stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts
Jean Coulter .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell .... stunts
David Hasselhoff .... stunt driver (4 seasons)
Terry James .... stunt double: David Hasselhoff
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Eric M. Miller .... utility stunts (5 episodes) (as Eric Mil)
Sherry Peterson .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Jerry Summers .... stunt coordinator: episode 1
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts
James Winburn .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Chevalier .... camera operator: second unit
Randall Robinson .... first assistant camera: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gregory B. Peña .... co-costume supervisor (1983)
Gregory B. Peña .... set costumer (1984)
Gregory B. Peña .... set costumer: second unit (1982)
 
Music Department
William Broughton .... orchestrator
Bradley Carow .... assistant music editor
Carl Cedar .... orchestrator
Udi Harpaz .... orchestrator
Ralph Kessler .... orchestrator
Kim Richmond .... orchestrator
Nathan Scott .... orchestrator
Jack Smalley .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
George Barris .... car designer
 
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The stunt driver and the roll cage can clearly be seen when the police car lands on the yellow car during the climax's chase scene.See more »
Quotes:
Michael Knight:That trucker sure has a strange way of getting his jollies.
Carol Reston:That's only because you think he was kidding.
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Soundtrack:
Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on MeSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Knight Rider: No Big Thing, 14 September 2011
Author: Scarecrow-88 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

A crooked county police force, operating behind the iron fist of a corrupt judge, arrest Devon (Edward Mulhare) for a wrongful traffic violation and break out his headlight for extra kicks. What these bastards don't plan on is a supercar which can sustain bullets, drive backwards efficiently, and leap over a truck (through the trailer without a scratch) when a diesel coming towards it offers those inside the vehicle little hope of surviving. Devon was on his way through this Podunk part of Texas to meet an investigative reporter, Frank Reston (Jim Haynie), who had been spending a lot of time and effort to blow the lid of the county of Lyndhurst Flats, specifically Judge Roland S Paxton (Logan Ramsey; The Beast Within), Sgt Wallace (Ted Markland) and Officer Rex Saunders (Grainger Hines) for the immoral use of the power in their possession. Devon is put away in a correctional facility, with Paxton wanting Wallace and Saunders to kill him because he can link them to the death of Frank (after beating him, Frank fell unconscious and never awoke). An escape thanks to two other inmates may be Devon's only safe method of eluding certain death. Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff) will learn of Paxton's abuse of power from Frank's ex-wife, Carol (Mary-Margaret Humes), as they pursue Devon's whereabouts while evading the county police out to stop them. Plenty of stunts and witty barbs from KITT make "No Big Thing" yet another entertaining episode. The novelty of Devon becoming a temporary jailbird and helping stage a "great escape" will probably be what most audiences will remember most about this particular episode. That and the protracted chase through a long grove. Seeing Devon slug Paxton is also quite amusing...

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