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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 »

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

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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

Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?
(uncredited)
Performed by Steve Winwood
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"I am what I am, and I don't think Betty Ford takes vampires."
21 August 2005 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

I simply had to see this made for TV vampire flick because Forever Knight is still one of my favorite shows. Nick Knight was the inspiration for the cult series that many of us know and love. If you ever dug Forever Knight, I would recommend checking this out. But I also warn you, if you've seen the pilot episode of Forever Knight, you've basically seen this movie. But for completists, it's neat to see someone else in the shoes of our vampire cop, Nick Knight. Rick Springfield (that's right, "Jessie's Girl") was the first to don the fangs, but I can't agree that he's the best. Rick Springfield and Michael Nader aren't nearly as cool as their Canadian counterparts. Geraint Wyn Davies and Nigel Bennett just have a completely different look to them and I think they fit the parts perfectly. It's also cool to see John Kapelos playing a louder, yet skinnier Detective Donald Schanke. He would be the only cast member to reprise his role for the duration of the series (I can't see anyone else in this role anyway). And, interestingly enough, the role of Natalie was played by...Robert Harper. That's right, Nick's doctor and confidant was a man originally. The show would have played out much differently if this concept hadn't changed. Much differently indeed. Anchor Bay released Nick Knight on DVD, so if you liked Forever Knight, pick it up.


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