Knight Rider (1982–1986)
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Knight of the Phoenix: Part 1 

A detective, believed to have been killed, is given a new face and identity and is armed with an artificially intelligent super car.

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Tanya Walker
Pamela Susan Shoop ...
Maggie
Lance LeGault ...
Vernon Gray
Noel Conlon ...
William Benjamin
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Jackson
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Fred Wilson
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Ed Gilbert ...
Charles Acton (as Edmund Gilbert)
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When a young detective is ambushed in a failed police stake out, he is believed to have been killed. In reality, he revives and learns that his face has been altered and his identity has been changed to Micheal Knight. The person responsible for this is Wilton Knight, a dying billionare who, convinced that one man can make a difference, has selected Micheal for the role as a crime-fighter. Now armed with a advanced car called KITT which has the equivalent armor of a battle tank, capable of speeds over 300 MPH and contains an artificial intelligence computer personality as an aide, Micheal agrees to perform his assigned role. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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A young man set on revenge. His partner... an indestructible car.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

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26 September 1982 (USA)  »

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"Knight Rider: Knight of the Phoenix," Originally aired on NBC in 1982 as a two-hour TV movie. The two-hour pilot was later split in to two parts for syndication and the second half of the pilot was retitled "Knight Rider: Knight of the Phoenix, Part II." See more »

Goofs

When Michael calls Devon to tell him where he is, Michael asks him why he doesn't know. Edward Mulhare starts to say, "I'm not psychic" but then, after saying the initial "s" sound, switches to "clairvoyant". See more »

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[Michael Knight has just gotten his first view of KITT's interior]
Michael Knight: Looks like Darth Vader's bathroom.
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Connections

Featured in Knight Rider: A Good Knight's Work (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Take It Easy
Written by Glenn Frey (uncredited) and Jackson Browne (uncredited)
Performed by Eagles (uncredited)
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6 June 2002 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I remember when we eventually got our cable back in the mid-80's. Knight Rider came on our screens along with Airwolf and those other shows you also might remember well. I was a child and Knight Rider was fun, a car that actually can talk and think. Coool. Well, I strongly doubt I will be still as much impressed more than 15 years later, but it was really entertaining at that time.


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