Knight Rider: Season 1, Episode 3

Deadly Maneuvers (1 Oct. 1982)

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After giving a lift to a woman to an army base, Michael investigates her father's death and discovers a plot to sell nuclear weapons.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
General Duncton
Allen Williams ...
Major Sanderson
Ron Kuhlman ...
Sergeant Perkins
Devon Ericson ...
Robin Ladd
Andre Harvey ...
Lt. Hugh Rainey (as André Harvey)
Tom Gilleran ...
Col. Ernest Ladd (as Thomas Gilleran)
Dennis Kerwin ...
Cpl. Cotler
Danil Torppe ...
Corporal James
James Carroll ...
M.P. #2 (as James Lough)
Peter Harrell ...
M.P. #1
Corporal Webb
Jeff Silverman ...


Michael Knight picks up a lifting girl, who turns out to be West Point graduate Robin Ladd, who hoped to make her dad, colonel Ernest Ladd, proud. Arriving at his Army base, they hear he was killed in a car crash. Posing as insurance agent, Michael proves it was no accident. He soon discovers the murder was to cover up malversations at the base. The military culprits are on his trail and determined to murder him too. Written by KGF Vissers

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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi





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1 October 1982 (USA)  »

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The bumper sticker on the back of K.I.T.T. at the end of this episode says, "Go Army!" See more »


While Michael is rescuing Lt. Ladd during the weapon testing (daytime), it's night behind Michael's back as he helps her out. See more »


K.I.T.T.: Michael, I detect a certain tone in your voice.
Michael Knight: Oh, what tone is that?
K.I.T.T.: The one were you're convinced you've come up with a brilliant idea, the next thing know, you're doing something foolhardy and in my surveillance mode.
Michael Knight: K.I.T.T.?
K.I.T.T.: Yes, Michael?
Michael Knight: Go into your surveillance mode.
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