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Knight Rider 

A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of a virtually indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

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Glen A. Larson
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
David Hasselhoff ...  Michael Knight / ... 85 episodes, 1982-1986
Edward Mulhare ...  Devon Miles / ... 85 episodes, 1982-1986
Richard Basehart ...  Narrator - Opening Titles / ... 84 episodes, 1982-1986
Patricia McPherson ...  Bonnie Barstow 62 episodes, 1982-1986
Rebecca Holden ...  April Curtis 21 episodes, 1983-1984
Peter Parros ...  'RC3' Reginald Cornelius III 21 episodes, 1985-1986
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Storyline

Michael Long is a crimefighter who is seriously wounded during his work. Nursed back to health by a mysterious benefactor (chairman of the Knight Industries), he regains consciousness a new man with a new face and a new name: Michael Knight. His mysterious benefactor (through the guise of associate Devon Miles) provides Michael with equipment and support so that he can continue his crime fighting work. The most notable piece of equipment supplied, is "KITT", a high-performance sports car fitted with artificial intelligence. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knight Rider See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(90 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo (Season 4 - Original Broadcast)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

An unmodified 1982 Trans Am was used in Smokey and the Bandit Part 3. The same wheel cover can be seen on both the cars. See more »

Goofs

In 'Soul Survivor' Michael is driving along the road talking with KITT on the opposite seat. When he stops the car after running out of petrol, he opens the door briefly and you see KITT isn't there. He is there again when he offers the car to the guy he flagged down on the road. See more »

Quotes

Michael Knight: [repeated line in the series, while using KITT's video monitor] Yo, Devon!
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it was SUPPOSED to be campy.
4 June 2003 | by baconbitSee all my reviews

People are picking on this show for ridiculous reasons. IT was not SUPPOSED to be this great acted, perfectly mistake free show. It was an homage to the classic cliff hangers of the 50s. The flashing lights on the gas pedal were there for effect. It was never supposed to be a guide to those driving. A simple formula, really. Flashing lights = cool! By the way, to complain about show for mistakes and actually make a mistake in your complaint is kind of funny. We DID see the truck driver. In fact, in later years, he became a regular cast member. (And quite frankly, it made the show worse.)

The show was fine. Seriously, if you are watching the show expecting Shakespeare, then the mistake is YOURS not the shows.


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