Houston Knights

Season 1 Episode 9

Colt

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 29, 1987 on CBS

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    • A rash of freeway shootings in L.A. was going on when 'Colt' was about to be rerun in the Spring/summer of '88. CBS yanked the episode and it wasn't seen again. The initial suggestion for the freeway shootings actually came from occurrences in Texas the year before the show started up.

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    • The mechanism of the cop going after his stolen gun as it's passed through many hands was suggested by the Levinson-Link '74 MOW 'The Gun'. (which relies for its structure back to Schnitzler's 'La Ronde'). But an even better antecedent (and one the writers and producers were, at the time, unaware of), was Kurosawa's '49 'Stray Dog', starring a very young and skinny Toshiro Mifune.