Knight Rider (1982–1986)
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Knight of the Phoenix: Part 1 

A detective, believed to have been killed, is given a new face and identity and is armed with an artificially intelligent super car.

Director:

Daniel Haller

Writers:

Glen A. Larson (created by), Glen A. Larson
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Hasselhoff ... Michael Long / Michael Knight
Edward Mulhare ... Devon Miles
Phyllis Davis ... Tanya Walker
Pamela Susan Shoop ... Maggie
Lance LeGault ... Vernon Gray
Noel Conlon Noel Conlon ... William Benjamin
Michael D. Roberts ... Jackson
Bert Rosario ... Brown
Richard Anderson ... Dr. Ralph Wesley
Vince Edwards ... Fred Wilson
Richard Basehart ... Wilton Knight
Ed Gilbert Ed Gilbert ... Charles Acton (as Edmund Gilbert)
Shawn Ora Engemann ... Lonnie (as Shawn Southwick)
Brian Cutler ... Bar Manager
Barret Oliver ... Buddy
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Storyline

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 <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Taglines:

A young man set on revenge. His partner... an indestructible car.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1982 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Knight Rider: Knight of the Phoenix," Originally aired on NBC in 1982 as a two-hour TV movie. The two-hour pilot was later split in to two parts for syndication and the second half of the pilot was retitled "Knight Rider: Knight of the Phoenix, Part II." See more »

Goofs

When K.I.T.T. is emitting smoke during the demolition derby, the "KNIGHT" license plate can been seen in mirrored view (the scene is apparently flipped left-to-right). See more »

Quotes

Jackson, Car-Thief: [having managed to seal K.I.T.T] Hey, hey, Wow! Man, this thing must make coffee too!
K.I.T.T.: I do nothing of the kind. Now pull over immediately.
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Connections

Featured in Knight Rider: A Good Knight's Work (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Peaceful, Easy Feeling
Written by Jack Tempchin (uncredited)
Performed by Eagles (uncredited)
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6 June 2002 | by sTAn-69See all my reviews

I remember when we eventually got our cable back in the mid-80's. Knight Rider came on our screens along with Airwolf and those other shows you also might remember well. I was a child and Knight Rider was fun, a car that actually can talk and think. Coool. Well, I strongly doubt I will be still as much impressed more than 15 years later, but it was really entertaining at that time.


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