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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4   3   2   1  
1986   1985   1984   1983   1982  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
David Hasselhoff ...  Michael Knight / ... 86 episodes, 1982-1986
Edward Mulhare ...  Devon Miles / ... 86 episodes, 1982-1986
Richard Basehart ...  Narrator - Opening Titles / ... 2 episodes, 1982-1986
Patricia McPherson ...  Bonnie Barstow 62 episodes, 1982-1986
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Storyline

Michael Long is an undercover cop who is seriously wounded during his assignment. Nursed back to health by a mysterious benefactor (chairman and CEO of Knight Industries), he regains consciousness as 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 against those who operate above the law. The most notable piece of equipment supplied, is "KITT", an indestructible, high-performance car fitted with artificial intelligence. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Bollywood movie Patthar Ke Phool (1991) used the Knight Rider theme music in a few scenes. This was done without any authorization. It was also used by the Indian music artist, Panjabi MC, as the bassline for their song, "Mundian To Bach Ke (Beware Of The Boys)" See more »

Goofs

In many episodes, the cars used in crashes or in scenes where a car is falling in a lake are clearly model-cars "driving" through miniature landscapes. See more »

Quotes

Michael Knight: [repeated line in the series, speaking to KITT] Keep your scanners peeled.
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Connections

Referenced in The Goldbergs: The Darryl Dawkins Dance (2015) See more »

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it was SUPPOSED to be campy.
4 June 2003 | by baconbitSee all my reviews

People are picking on this show for ridiculous reasons. IT was not SUPPOSED to be this great acted, perfectly mistake free show. It was an homage to the classic cliff hangers of the 50s. The flashing lights on the gas pedal were there for effect. It was never supposed to be a guide to those driving. A simple formula, really. Flashing lights = cool! By the way, to complain about show for mistakes and actually make a mistake in your complaint is kind of funny. We DID see the truck driver. In fact, in later years, he became a regular cast member. (And quite frankly, it made the show worse.)

The show was fine. Seriously, if you are watching the show expecting Shakespeare, then the mistake is YOURS not the shows.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knight Rider See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(90 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo (Season 4 - Original Broadcast)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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