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

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Glen A. Larson
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
David Hasselhoff ...  Michael Knight / ... 85 episodes, 1982-1986
Edward Mulhare ...  Devon Miles / ... 85 episodes, 1982-1986
Richard Basehart ...  Narrator - Opening Titles / ... 84 episodes, 1982-1986
Patricia McPherson ...  Bonnie Barstow 62 episodes, 1982-1986
Rebecca Holden ...  April Curtis 21 episodes, 1983-1984
Peter Parros ...  'RC3' Reginald Cornelius III 21 episodes, 1985-1986
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El auto fantástico See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(90 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo (Season 4 - Original Broadcast)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

K.A.R.R. - (Knight Automated Roving Robot) (the evil Trans Am), was the prototype for K.I.T.T. But its system had only been programed for self-preservation, whereas K.I.T.T. is programed to preserve human life, its "evil twin" was not. The voice of K.A.R.R. was done by Peter Cullen, who is probably best known as the voice of Optimus Prime of "The Transformers", Cullen has also been voice to "Predator" and Eeyore of "Winnie the Pooh". See more »

Goofs

In "Knight of the Phoenix", a stunt driver wearing a hood is visible in KITT when the car inches for ward behind the guard as Michael is trying to escape Comtron. In the episode "Big Iron", when Michael and KITT are about to be buried under tons of gravel, some shots show that the tractor tumbles a Pontiac Trans Am, rather than the concept car used in the series. See more »

Quotes

Michael Knight: I need ya buddy!
KITT: Right away Michael.
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It's make just make believe
10 November 2005 | by hubbaorkSee all my reviews

I was 3 years old when Knight Rider was released in 1982, I remember vaguely seeing some of the episodes when they were new. I find it puzzling that people will "nit-pic" a TV show that lasted a decent 4 years on the air, yes maybe corny to todays standards, but the show was harmless entertainment. Unlike TV programming today, at least it had it's own originality. Kids could watch it without a lot of heavy violence or nudity, (which was like none in Knight Rider. to name only a few.) on the contrary, it was very much sci-fi, as well as drama, and action. Bottom line, it's a TV show, get real folks, does anyone have imagination anymore?


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