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# 163 <7.08> Manhunt
(revised 04/08/2024)

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The video of Travis' leopard hunt was shot in the former lagoon on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS (RADFORD STUDIO CENTER). The bottom of pit was actually filmed in the unfilled lagoon. The part with the leopard itself is stock footage from a film library though.
In the flashback with young Angela, the front of the fraternity house where Adam Brock is dying is portrayed by the front of bungalow 9 facing St. Elsewhere Street on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS (nowadays RADFORD STUDIO CENTER). This part of the structure was used by the wardrobe department as fitting rooms. The bungalow's "other" front facing My Three Sons Street was utilized for other purposes in # 124, 142, 143, 155 and 161 (compare there). This part of the backlot was remodeled in the 1990's.
LORIMAR's original blueprints of this set and many others are available for DFCF members in the Show – Production Office – Filming Locations – Movie Studios – Exterior Sets section.
Deleted scene: The director's cut contained a scene after Lance's arrest at the hospital morgue where he, in handcuffs and in the deputy's custody, says goodbye to the late Dina. This scene was removed in post-production.
Cutting production costs: The reception area in the Tuscany County Jail from where Lance tries to call Melissa after his arrest is the is the redressed interior set of what used to be the courtroom for Tony's trial in the Tuscany County Courthouse in # 154 (with wood paneled walls there); this set was also redressed as the San Francisco Police Department in the scene with Emma in # 160 (compare there).
Cast and crew background: ROBERT DONNER joins the cast as Tucker Fixx. He is a familiar face from the LORIMAR show "The Waltons", where he guest-starred as Yancy Tucker.
Inside joke: His character name in the series is an allusion to his rôle on "The Waltons".
Tucker drives a beige / white 1957 Dodge Coronet convertible.
Original prop plans called for a 1950's DeSoto picture car.
Tucker mentions the real Ritz(-Carlton) hotel chain.
Early script drafts contained a scene at the beginning of act 2 in which Maggie calls Richard during his "house arrest" at Travis' place from Angela's study at Falcon Crest. She realizes Travis wants to kill Richard. — This scene was rewritten: In the final version, Maggie grabs at Angela's phone to call Garth so he can help locate Lillian.
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Melissa wears the black gown she already wore in # 152.
Real-life allusion: Carlton Travis mentions WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART.
The small restaurant and bar where the characters love to go during this and the following season and which was once featured in # 128 (see there), is called Nick's Diner, as mentioned for the first time now. Compare # 170 (Maggie and Richard — check out details there), # 171 (Lance, Emma and Melissa), # 174 (Maggie and Lance), # 177 (Maggie and Emma), # 185 (Lance and Pilar) and # 194 (Maggie and Tommy) for the future use; the place will be renamed and slightly refurnished in these episodes.
It is actually a part of the former Commissary at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER).
In # 071, the same filming location, differently furnished however, was used as the commissary of the Tuscany Valley Airport; in # 140, with different props and set dressing, as the Park West Restaurant in Tuscany.
Different footage: The sneak preview before the main title of this episode (screen captures 1 through 3) features angles and movements that are slightly different from the scene when Lance is hitting Frank Starr at Nick's Diner. The screen grabs 4 through 6 are from the scene itself. The crew apparently filmed various takes.
Uncredited extra ROBIN BLAKE participates again as the middle-aged blonde Tuscany Valley socialite — this episode as a patron at Nick's Diner.
Compare # 222 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 015.

The curly haired blonde played by uncredited extra BETTY JEANNE GLENNIE is at Nick's Diner in this episode.
Compare # 175 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 015.


When Lance dukes it out with Frank Starr at Nick's Diner, ANDREW MASSET is replaced by a stunt double in the parts when Starr flies over the tables.

The Nevada chaparral (Travis' hunt for Richard) is filmed around Lake Hennessy in the Napa Valley (open land shots). Many close-ups, however, are filmed at the brush located behind stage 4 on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER) near the heavily filmed bend (compare # 073).
Travis' henchmen's van is a black / gray 1983 Ford Club Wagon.
Channing Nevada is 36.2 miles from the spot on the lake where Travis starts the hunt for Richard.
Richard refers to Channing Nevada by quoting parts of the U.S. national anthem: "home of the brave, land of the free".
Stock footage of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. is used to establish the scene with Lillian Nash Darlington.
Product placement: Angela mentions the Washington Post newspaper.
The establishing shots of Claudia Chadway's apartment house are from a building near Tellefson Park in Culver City, CA — not far from what used to be LORIMAR STUDIOS (previously MGM STUDIOS, now SONY PICTURES STUDIOS).
The establishing clips of the apartment building originated on LORIMAR's "Knots Landing" while filming its season 3; Laura Avery lived temporarily in this building on that show.
Fictional entity: Claudia Chadway has an account with the Certified Bank of Duluth (First National of Duluth in early script drafts).

Uncredited extra KEVIN G. TRACEY appears as the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman again, who works as the concierge at the Del Oro.
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.

In the more dangerous parts of the scene when Richard jumps from the tree, DAVID SELBY is replaced by a stunt double.
From now on until # 166, the Agretti Vineyards are portrayed by a field of Whitehall Lane Winery & Vineyards located behind the Harvest Inn in St. Helena, CA; this field, which is located off Whitehall Lane's main growing areas, is called the Leonardini Vineyard.

One of Carlton Travis' henchmen (right person in the picture) is portrayed by JOE STONE. He is a key stuntman in seasons 6 and 7, who played various rôles already. Compare # 183 for a complete list of appearances.

The part of Channing Nevada where Richard arrives and is surprised by Hopkins is — contrary to the usual exterior set for the ghost town (compare # 158) — the house and the old gas station located behind stage 4 on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER). It was also featured for other purposes in # 082, 084, 113 and 133 (compare these episodes for details). The gas station was built adjacent to the eastern side of the building used as Dan's house (Duchess Ranch).
Click here for a sketch of the multi-purpose use of this exterior set and its surroundings. LORIMAR's original map of this part of the studio lot is available for DFCF members in the Show – Production Office – Filming Locations – Movie Studios – Exterior Sets section.
It is no longer there nowadays because most of the backlot buildings were demolished by the late 1990's to build more sound stages and office bungalows.

In Channing Nevada, a sign of a former company in the community which has become a ghost town is visible: J. Pearce — Saddle and Harness.

BUCK McDANCER, who portrays Travis' Jeep driver this episode, also portrayed various rôles before and will play various other characters in the future; compare # 083 for details.
Travis' off-road vehicle is a beige 1987 Jeep Wrangler YJ.

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