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Nick Knight (1989)

Not Rated | | Horror | TV Movie 20 August 1989
Detective Nick Knight is investigating a series of murders in which the bodies are found drained of blood - but the most recent one doesn't fit the pattern. Instead it involves the cure ... See full summary »

Director:

Farhad Mann

Writers:

Barney Cohen (story), James D. Parriott (story) (as James Parriott) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Springfield ... Det. Nick Knight
John Kapelos ... Det. Don Schanke
Robert Harper ... Dr. Jack Brittington
Richard Fancy ... Capt. Brunetti
Laura Johnson ... Dr. Alyce Hunter
Craig Richard Nelson ... Fenner
Fran Ryan ... Jeannie
Cec Verrell ... Janette
Jack Murdock Jack Murdock ... Topper
Michael Nader ... Lacroix
Gregory Wagrowski Gregory Wagrowski ... Detective Jessell
David Byrd David Byrd ... Guard #2
Irene Miracle ... Nurse
Al Fann ... Dedrick
Davis Roberts ... Dr. Dave
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Storyline

Detective Nick Knight is investigating a series of murders in which the bodies are found drained of blood - but the most recent one doesn't fit the pattern. Instead it involves the cure that Nick has been searching for for decades, so that he himself can face the light of day. Later remade as the first two episodes of Forever Knight. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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Plot Keywords:

failed pilot | police | vampire | See All (3) »

Taglines:

It's taken two hundred years but this cops past is about to catch up with him.

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Cop See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A failed pilot, although the show was later remade into 'Forever Knight' (1992), with an entirely new cast, except for John Kapelos who reprised his role as Det. Don Schanke. See more »

Goofs

Wires are visible when Nick lifts up the bouncer outside the club. See more »

Quotes

Nick: I am what I am, and I don't think Betty Ford takes vampires.
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Connections

Remade as Forever Knight (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Endless Summer Nights
(uncredited)
Performed by Richard Marx
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The original unsold pilot
1 April 2003 | by MichaelMovieLoftSee all my reviews

Sometimes shows that don't get life the first time around get lucky a few years later. That is the case with Nick Knight, a 1989 TV movie with big names and a big budget. You can tell that by watching it. Rick Springfield is up for the role and Michael Nader is at his devilish best. Also John Kapelos is great if not better in this original version of the cult series. The TV show, which I thought was good, did not really live up to this original unsold pilot. CBS decided to cut costs by moving the show to Canada, and hiring mostly unknowns to replace the big stars. The pilot of the show "Forever Knight" almost follows this movie's script line for line (with a few deveations). Watch this movie and ask yourself if Forever Knight would've lasted long with this cast. Maybe, maybe not.


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