Knight Rider

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Knight Rider
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Premiere September 26, 1982
Finale April 4, 1986
Creator Glen A. Larson
Network NBC
Style 60-minute sci-fi action drama
Company Glen A. Larson Productions (series)
Universal TV (series & movie)
Seasons 4
Episodes 90 + movie
Origin USA
For the 2008 remake, see Knight Rider (2008).

"Knight Rider...a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless in a world of criminals who operate above the law."

Knight Rider tells the story of Michael Long, a police officer shot and left for dead. Found by the Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG), nursed back to health and given a new identity, Michael is reborn as Michael Knight, with his new mission to fight criminals who operate outside or above the law. To aid him in his mission, Michael is issued the high-tech Knight Industries 2000 (K.I.T.T.), a futuristic car coated in a near-indestructible armor shell and fitted with a powerful artificial intelligence and an array of James Bond-esque abilities (such as "turbo boost") to aid Knight in his mission.

The show spawned two TV movies of dubious quality (Knight Rider 2000—a sequel to the series—and Knight Rider 2010—which had little relation to the original series) and an unsuccessful 1997 spinoff series called Team Knight Rider.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
David Hasselhoff Michael Arthur Knight 1 2 3 4
Edward Mulhare Devon Miles 1 2 3 4
Patricia McPherson Bonnie Barstow 1 3 4
Rebecca Holden April Curtis 2
Peter Parros Reginald "RC3" Cornelius III 4
Supporting/Recurring Cast
William Daniels K.I.T.T. (voice) 1 2 3 4

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 26, 1982 May 6, 1983 22
Season Two October 2, 1983 May 27, 1984 24
Season Three September 30, 1984 May 5, 1985 22
Season Four September 20, 1985 April 4, 1986 22

Telefilms

Title Network Airdate
Knight Rider 2000 NBC May 19, 1991

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Collection October 21, 2008 24

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Season Sets
The Complete First Season August 3, 2004 4

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The Complete Second Season April 12, 2005 3

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The Complete Third Season January 31, 2006 3

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The Complete Fourth Season April 4, 2006 3

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External Sites