Two small time crooks steal and activate KITT's sociopathic predecessor, KARR, and it goes on the rampage.



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Episode cast overview:
The Rev
Michael MacRae ...
John Brandon ...
Police Captain
Police Officer
Gary McMillan ...
Security Guard (as Gary A. McMillan)
Ivan E. Roth ...
Fast Food Kid
K.A.R.R. (voice)


K.I.T.T.'s prototype, K.A.R.R. (Knight Automated Roving Robot) is reactivated when two small time crooks called Tony & the Rev break into the disused Knight labs. Lacking the programming to preserve all life, K.A.R.R.'s only instinct is self-preservation. Together with the two crooks, K.A.R.R. begins a crime spree. Michael Knight and K.I.T.T. set out to catch them after being outfitted by Bonnie with a special laser. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi





Release Date:

19 November 1982 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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K.A.R.R. has a graphic voice showing 3 green bars on the dashboard when he speaks while K.I.T.T. has a solid red voice box. How ever later on in the series K.I.T.T. will end up with the 3 bar voice box, only his is red See more »


When K.A.R.R. (evil counterpart of K.I.T.T.) plummets over a cliff to its apparent demise, the car shown in the wide shot is not a black Trans Am, nor does it even resemble one. It is in fact stock footage from The Car, the car from which is another George Barris custom build. The producers own the rights to both KnightRider and The Car. See more »


KARR: KITT, I am warning you. Change course at once!
KITT: I am not in control, KARR.
KARR: Then tell the humans to turn away. This is folly, KITT.
Bonnie Barstow: He's right.
KITT: He's right.
Michael Knight: No way.
KITT: Michael, what are you doing?
Michael Knight: Remember Zeno and that immovable object thing? We're about to find out that answer.
KARR: Your lives mean nothing to me!
KITT: Michael, please. Pardon the expression, but he does have a few screws loose. Turn. KARR doesn't have my programming to protect human life.
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Referenced in Knight Rider: Knight of the Living Dead (2008) See more »

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