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.


Steve Shill


Dave Andron, Glen A. Larson (characters)




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


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.



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In the scene where Sarah explains KITT's fuel technology, Mike asks "Why you gotta hate on Nebraska?" This is an inside joke to Justin Bruening, as he is from St. Helena, Nebraska. See more »


During the final chase scene, K.I.T.T. gets his driver's side window shattered while his computer systems are still deactivated, yet in a wide-angle shot of the vehicles gathered in the road after the crash, the window is whole again. From what the story appears to say, K.I.T.T. can only "self-heal" body-damage that is done while his computer systems are in operation, so it seems doubtful that he could actually create a whole new window when there isn't one there to begin with - the destroyed window would need to be removed and a new one installed by a F.L.A.G. repair technician. See more »


K.I.T.T.: I am incapable of happiness. But I will say that it is logical that you are here.
Mike Traceur: Yeah, I know what you mean.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/David Cook (2008) See more »

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Original Series Still Rules!!
18 February 2008 | by BogieandBacallfanSee all my reviews

I watched the "Pilot" movie last night. It was okay, not terrible by any means. BUT---I still feel that the original (Hoff's version) "Knight Rider" series still rules, and is the best! This new show will have new advanced special effects, obviously, but it's still a remake---NOT A NEW ORIGINAL IDEA! Remakes of older popular shows are always VERY hard to make and have them "take-off" like the originals did! This "Knight Rider" will need a lot of luck to get going like the first show did.

The 80's series was an all new idea, with awesome/mesmerizing special effects for the time! This new updated show is okay, but it's just updated idea of an already awesome show. Also, I'm sorry but KITT WAS A GM AUTOMOBILE...NOT A FORD! The Mustang is a cool car, don't get me wrong, but KITT needs to be the new Camaro/Trans-Am that's supposed to be released towards the end of this year. Also, William Daniels will always be the voice of KITT...even though Val did an okay job for what he was given.

The acting was pretty "newbie" too. I know the original show was pretty corny as well, but David Hasselhoff was already a fairly accomplished TV actor by the time he did "K.R." This new dude (aka "Mike Tracer"--LOL!!!) seems pretty "green" and no where near the league of the Hoff! Last, but not least---WHEN IS THIS NEW SO-CALLED KITT GONNA' JUMP?? The whole "Pilot" did not have one jump (aka turbo boost) included. If this new show does not have KITT jump...sorry folks but it's gonna' suck! I hope the show gets better as it goes along--nice touch with the Hoff at the end, encouraging this new guy along. The original show's "Pilot" movie had style, class, and captivated you. This new one...well, sort of. But not like the original classic.

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