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Knight Rider 2000 (1991)

TV-PG | | Action, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 19 May 1991
In the future, guns are banned and criminals are frozen for the duration of their sentences. A recent spate of killings involving handguns brings Michael Knight back to fight for justice, ... See full summary »

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Alan J. Levi

Writers:

Rob Hedden, Glen A. Larson (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hasselhoff ... Michael Knight
Edward Mulhare ... Devon Miles
Susan Norman ... Officer Shawn McCormick
Carmen Argenziano ... Russell Maddock / K.I.F.T.
Eugene Clark ... Officer Kurt Miller
Megan Butler Megan Butler ... Officer Marla Hedges
Mitch Pileggi ... Thomas J. Watts
Christine Healy ... Commissioner Ruth Daniels
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Mayor Harold Abbey
Francis Guinan ... Dr. Jeffrey Glassman
John Cannon Nichols John Cannon Nichols ... Lieutenant Justin Strand
James Doohan ... James 'Scotty' Doohan
Chris Bonno ... Andrew
Robert F. Cawley ... Prison Guard
Philip Hafer Philip Hafer ... Charlie (as Phillip Hafer)
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Storyline

In the future, guns are banned and criminals are frozen for the duration of their sentences. A recent spate of killings involving handguns brings Michael Knight back to fight for justice, but he insists of the help of KITT, his artificially-intelligent car from decades ago. The only problem is that KITT has been deactivated. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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He can see through walls. Feel the heat in your veins. Stop you cold in your tracks. And take you beyond your wildest dreams. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knight Rider 2000 See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie is a pilot for a proposed series starring Susan Norman and Carmen Argenziano. It was not picked up. See more »

Goofs

Michael has fitted KITT's microprocessor unit in his 1950s Chevy. When the camera pans from Michael in the driver's seat to the scanner in the grille, a crew member can be seen reflected in the chrome. See more »

Quotes

Shawn McCormick: Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you leave the Foundation in 1990 to run an unprofitable bass charter?
Shawn McCormick: [Michael does not reply] It seems you get along better with fish than you do with people.
Michael Knight: Hey, I know some fish with better personalities than you.
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Alternate Versions

In the Sci-Fi Channel's airing of the movie, we see numerous edits and one addition from the original NBC version:
  • When we first see Michael Knight, the movie immediately cuts to Michael walking down the dock, instead of showing him drive his boat to the dock.
  • Shawn's birthday party is entirely cut. Kurt drops her off at her apartment, she asks him to run a ballistics on the handgun, and it cuts to where Michael and Devon are speaking in the garage.
  • In the garage scene, the movie blanks out the word "ass".
  • After KITT is reactivated, the movie cuts to a commercial, and then returns with Adam 2020, Kurt and Shawn's unit, already in pursuit to the robbery.
  • The conversation where Devon reveals the fact that police officers might be involved in the gun-running is cut. The movie picks up after a commercial break with KITT complaining of his new body.
  • In the scene where Maddock and Shawn are discussing agendas at her interview, the line goes "I was shot point-blank in the head-"at this second, the rest of the dialogue is blanked out, eliminating "... and I wanna nail the bastard that did it. That's my agenda, what's yours?" The sound is restored as Michael enters the room.
  • When KITT and the Knight 4000 square off, the second uttering of "ass" is blanked out.
  • When Shawn decided to drive Michael's Chevy, after she starts the engine, the movie cuts to a commercial and cuts out the banter between Michael and Shawn on the road as KITT takes them for the ride of their lives, and cuts to near the end where KITT almost crashes into a garbage truck.
  • After Shawn finds out she was betrayed, the movie breaks into a commercial (same place where NBC originally cut for a commercial). The movie returns with Michael on the side of the highway with KITT with Adam 2525 pulling up behind them. The scene where Shawn and Kurt interact in the locker room is cut.
  • The conversation in the prison regarding Watts is entirely cut, and the movie returns from the commercial break with KITT telling Michael that he is detecting some "company." That leads into an extra scene in the movie not seen in the NBC version. It takes place just before we see KITT speeding by the crane on the train tracks. We see a brand new shot of the police cars speeding away from the camera.
  • After Devon is killed, Michael returns to the garage to say goodbye and punches Maddock. The movie then cuts into a commercial and then returns with Shawn telling Michael that she had "the techies look KITT over." The opening dialogue with Shawn admitting to Michael that she had him "pegged as a loser" when they first met was cut.
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Connections

Followed by Knight Rider (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Knight Rider 2000
Music by Jan Hammer
Available on Miramar Records
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Not good
21 January 2003 | by Paul-308See all my reviews

This movie was a disapointment for me.Hoping that KR would make some kind of comeback,I was glad to hear of a TV movie coming...however upon watching it,I wished they hadnt shown it at all.KITT the Trans Am was scrapped,Devon was murdered,Bonnie and RC3 were never mentioned,little action (no jumps or any wild KITT stunts),and what became the KNIGHT 4000 was little more than a reskinned Dodge Stealth with front wheel drive (near the end the front tires are seen spinning)that could drive on water and superheat tires to blow out (turbo boost anyone???).The movies ratings were good (top movie that week),but its obvious the formula was tired and there was some serious grasping at straws.Its 2003 and a new KR big screen film is planned.Hopefully the budget will allow more action,and a reborn KITT in the right color (black) will appear on a sleek "sports car" base.If not,and it turns into a Honda Civic/sport compact/fast & furious copycat,they might as well not spend the money.(same could have been said of the Gone in 60 seconds remake...Forget Nicholas Cage,it was Toby Haliki that made history).


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