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


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Complete series cast summary:
 Michael Knight / ... (85 episodes, 1982-1986)
 Devon Miles / ... (85 episodes, 1982-1986)
 Narrator - Opening Titles / ... (84 episodes, 1982-1986)
 Bonnie Barstow (62 episodes, 1982-1986)
 April Curtis (21 episodes, 1983-1984)
 'RC3' Reginald Cornelius III (21 episodes, 1985-1986)


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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El auto fantástico  »

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Did You Know?


David Hasselhoff and William Daniels (voice of K.I.T.T.) meet on the Christmas party after six months filming the season. Until that point, Hasselhoff hadn't seen the face behind the voice of the car. See more »


K.I.T.T. is supposed to have an air-plane style steering wheel. However, in many episodes, the top portion of the stunt-car's normal, round steering wheel is visible through car's windows. See more »


[closing narration - early episodes]
Narrator: Michael Knight, a lone crusader in a dangerous world. The world... of the Knight Rider.
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Referenced in Heroes Unmasked: Telling Tales (2007) See more »

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An awesome series
24 April 2003 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

I just saw what another guy had written about this series and I must say he is so far wrong on this subject and is probably not even from the era of the Knight Rider, A-Team, Airwolf, Magnum PI, Simon and Simon, MacGyver, and Harcastle and McCormick. All of the shows listed above are some of the best shows ever in the history of TV and how anyone has the audacity to sit here and type in a bunch of drivvle and say that Knight Rider had bad actors, bad stunts, and bad filming shows to me they know nothing about the show. The only problem Knight Rider had was, it was way ahead of its time. Knight Rider was a lot like KITT it was the show of the future. Now I will go on and defend Kinght Rider like any true fan would. David Hasselhoff may not have been one of the best actors, but none-the-less he is a fairly decent actor. In turn, the KITT car was a real Pontiac and at times it was a dumb car, most people know this stuff, however this is a TV show not real life, so if it may have seemed fake in manner, then maybe you should sell your TV and sit in your house like a bored bump on a log. My rating for Knight Rider is 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

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