Knight Rider (1982–1986)

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

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 Michael Knight / ... (85 episodes, 1982-1986)
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 Devon Miles / ... (85 episodes, 1982-1986)
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 Narrator - Opening Titles / ... (84 episodes, 1982-1986)
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 Bonnie Barstow (62 episodes, 1982-1986)
Rebecca Holden ...
 April Curtis (21 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 'RC3' Reginald Cornelius III (21 episodes, 1985-1986)
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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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26 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Pontiac, who supplied the Trans Am for the series, found itself swamped with customer requests for black Firebird Trans Ams with T-tops, tan interiors, and red lights on the front bumper, just like the show car. See more »

Goofs

Every time KITT drives into the mobile headquarters we can clearly see that the car just barely fits, with only a few inches clearance from each side, yet Michael is able to swing the door open and get out. See more »

Quotes

Michael Knight: [repeated line in the series, speaking to KITT] Keep your scanners peeled.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Dead Talk Back (1994) See more »

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The opening credits of Knight Rider are so misleading
16 February 2003 | by (Washington D.C.) – See all my reviews

Like a lot of you here, I grew up in the 1980's (born in 1978) and I have been catching the reruns of Knight Rider on the Sci-Fi channel. I'm also pretty shocked at how goofy the show is compared to how I remembered it as a kid. Not much in this series makes sense, and hardly any of the story lines will captivate you. I can barely sit through an episode and it's only loyalty to my childhood that even has me watching the show in reruns. One thing that bothers me is that opening credit intro sequence. It's very MISLEADING to the tone and content of the series. The opening credits with KITT racing across a purple tinted desert is VERY COOL, and it implies a dark and menacing series that exists in a sinister hi-tech world. The universe of Michael Knight, "a man that does not exist" seems to be like that of Tim Burton's Batman or the recently released Daredevil, where anything can lunge out at you from dark and shadowy corners. But when you watch an episode of Knight Rider, you realize that it's NOTHING like the opening credits. Not even close. The show is more like an episode of Superfriends or Gilligan's Island. You might as well have the Skipper be the one driving KITT and calling him his "little buddy". The show fails to deliver on the evil world that is promised in the opening credits, and that is something that has always annoyed the hell out of me about Knight Rider.


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