Knight Rider (2008–2009)
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Knight Rider 

When a group of ruthless mercenaries kill a reclusive scientist, his creation, a new model of artificially intelligent supercar, escapes to find his daughter and recruit a ex-soldier to thwart them.

Director:

Steve Shill

Writers:

Dave Andron, Glen A. Larson (characters)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Bruening ... Mike Traceur
Deanna Russo ... Sarah Graiman
Sydney Tamiia Poitier ... Carrie Rivai
Bruce Davison ... Charles Graiman
David Hasselhoff ... Michael Knight
Greg Ellis ... Welther
Chris Mulkey ... Sheriff Ramsey
Wayne Kasserman ... Dylan Fass
Jonathan Chase ... Kevin
Susan Gibney ... Jennifer
Kevin Christy ... Belle
Jack Yang ... Cross
Kevin Dunigan ... Smoke
Jelly Howie ... Woman in Bed
Hope Riley ... Amber
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Storyline

Mike Traceur a bitter former Army Ranger and failed race car driver, just got a new lease on life, neither he cares for or wants this chance to make up for his past failings. FLAG wants a new driver, but he is hesitant to join this mysterious group and doubts this super car or he can make a difference. He's got problems, he's in debt and people want to kill him. The choice is all too obvious for him and the Knight Industries Three Thousand (K.I.T.T). Written by Anonymous

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An Icon Reborn.


Certificate:

TV-14

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Trivia

If you discount the super cars from the short lived Team Knight Rider (1997) series or the car that K.I.T.T. was put into in the movie Knight Rider 2000 (1991) (TV), the new K.I.T.T. is a third generation of Knight Industries Super Cars. The first was K.A.R.R. (Knight Automated Roving Robot), then came the first K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand), and finally the current K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Three Thousand). Later on, we learn there was also a second K.A.R.R., making K.I.T.T. the *fourth* generation.) See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Mike, Charles and Jen are leaving the hotel, Mike has the ear piece on. When Agent Rivai confronts them, he's no longer wearing it. The scene cuts back and forth showing him from behind/her from the front wearing it and then his front not wearing it before they all walk towards KITT when he takes it off. See more »

Quotes

Mike Traceur: K.I.T.T, shut up
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Connections

Follows Knight Rider 2010 (1994) See more »

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Potential but VERY badly scripted
27 February 2008 | by andybsmithSee all my reviews

OK, the scripting really was pretty awful and some of the acting was, as previously mentioned, more wooden than a redwood, but my main gripe which, to be fair, is probably not going to be something many people have even thought about, is that the voice of KITT never actually sounds like it's coming from the car. It just sounds as though its been added on as a voice over in post production (which is obviously the case i realise). What i'm getting at is that the original actually had a 'boxey' sound as though it were coming out of the speakers in the car, or even a small speaker under the center console. This is still where the voice would come from even in todays car so i do hope they do some sound processing to make it at least SOUND as though the voice is coming from the car and not some magical disembodied voice....

It's also a shame that they are alienating a huge group of potential viewers by having the adult themes which really add nothing to the story or the characters. If they cut out the actual killings and the sexual references, the show would not be anything less than it already is, and there would be no problem with all ages watching it as was the case in the original. The only reason this would be successful is BECAUSE kids watched the original and have now grown up but still have fond memories of KR. If they now disregard that generation this time round, whilst they may get ratings from the older generation, the show will NOT have the longevity the original still has..... Though what do i know eh?..........


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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