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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Taglines:

An Icon Reborn.


Certificate:

TV-14

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, Will Arnett was cast as the voice of K.I.T.T. However, after he had finished recording his lines to everyone's satisfaction, a conflict of interest was raised. His is the distinctive voice heard on General Motors car and truck commercials, but K.I.T.T. is a Ford vehicle. As a result, Val Kilmer was cast as K.I.T.T.'s voice and all of the car's dialog was re-recorded. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

K.I.T.T.: Why did you leave Sarah Graiman?
Mike Traceur: Oh, we are not talking about this.
K.I.T.T.: Sarah said you were immature and selfish, and that is why you left her.
Mike Traceur: She said that?
K.I.T.T.: Do you have another girlfriend? Are you a homosexual?
Mike Traceur: Oh, come on. Did you really just ask me that?
K.I.T.T.: Is it not natural that you should have a companion or some sort?
Mike Traceur: Monogamy is not natural.
K.I.T.T.: Why do you say that?
Mike Traceur: Because relationships don't last.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/David Cook (2008) See more »

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How did this script get a greenlight?
26 February 2008 | by allykat_dSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to the remake of Knight Rider. I remember liking it as a kid. I remember the cool car and David Hasselhof as the ultra suave Michael Knight. I'd been reading here about the two hour pilot, and although it had received some poor reviews, I wasn't daunted. I'm pretty lenient when it comes to TV and movies. As long as it's free and I'm mildly entertained I'm fine.

I'm very unhappy to report that Knight Rider 2008 is beyond awful. Although the lead Justin Bruening is major eye candy, he has zero charisma. I mean, I can go with a bad plot if there's a decent looking guy to oogle, but if I have to concentrate on some guys cut biceps to block out a downright horrid silly **stupid** plot, there's something tremendously broken. Did anyone buy, for even a second, Deanna Russo as a Stanford prof? What was the purpose of Carrie the lesbian FBI agent? Why show Mike in bed with two women?

I'm utterly puzzled how such a amateurishly written screenplay could have received a green light. Who could of possibly said "Yeah, this is great, let's do it!" Uh... third graders? The plot was so thin, so ridiculous and frivolous that it had to be filled in by countless shots of the car driving through scenic desert. The only thing I can figure is... well, I can't figure out any reason why this screenplay made it through. And I'm not complaining about the change in car, the Ford Mustang was fine by me. The voice of Val Kilmer for KITT is fine. My gripe is that this could have been an awesome remake and they blew it.

Bottom line, there is no excuse for how horrible this remake was. None.


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