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 <email@example.com>
A young man set on revenge. His partner... an indestructible car.
Did You Know?
The running gag of the two car thieves trying to steal K.I.T.T. was written, shot and inserted after the first cut of the pilot was seven minutes too short See more
On Michael Knight's driver's "new" driver's license, he is listed as being 5'6 with brown hair, brown eyes. In real life, the Hoff has blue eyes and is app. 6'4 - which would mean, by comparison, everyone else in the show would be really, really short. See more
[Michael Knight has just gotten his first view of KITT's interior
Looks like Darth Vader's bathroom.
Followed by Knight Rider 2000
Take It Easy
Written by Glenn Frey
(uncredited) and Jackson Browne
Performed by Eagles
(uncredited) See more