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 4 wins & 7 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)
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 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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William Daniels who did the voice of K.I.T.T., never appeared in the in credits during the show's four year run. Daniels, also played the beloved principal 'George Fenney' on "Boy Meets World" See more »

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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 »

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[opening narration]
Narrator: Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.
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it was SUPPOSED to be campy.
4 June 2003 | by (Binghamton) – See 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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