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Knight Rider Universal Pictures, 1982-1986, 2004-2006 Created by Glen A. Larson (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum P.I.) Running Time: 50 minutes (100 minutes for the pilot episode) Rated TV-PG for violence. "Knight Rider - a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist..." Cast David Hasselhoff (Germany still loves him) as Michael Knight William Daniels as K.I.T.T. (voice) Edward Mulhare (1923-1997) as Devon Miles Patricia McPherson as Bonnie Barstow Rebecca Holden as April Curtis Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime in Transformers) as K.A.R.R. (voice)"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." When Las Vegas detective Michael Long is shot and left for dead in a crime scene, he is rescued and given a second chance in life by associates of ailing multi-millionaire Wilton Knight. Shortly after Wilton dies, Michael is given a new identity and a new weapon of justice. As Michael Knight, he is partnered with Knight Industries Two Thousand (best known as K.I.T.T.), a modified Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with a highly-advanced AI. Together, they go above and beyond the law in their neverending battle against crime. When it comes to '80s TV icons, the list is long and distinguished: Mr. T, Alf, Max Headroom, MacGyver, the list goes on and on. And then you have the dynamic duo of Michael Knight and K.I.T.T. For four years, viewers stayed glued to their TV sets to lay witness the adventures of a mysterious detective and his indestructible talking car. As everyone knows, Knight Rider turned soap opera actor David Hasselhoff into one of the biggest household names in the entertainment industry. Sure, maybe he went on to do Baywatch and eventually become idolized by millions of Germans, but if it weren't for this show, he wouldn't be anywhere. And how can you talk about Knight Rider without the car itself? Next to The Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee and The A-Team's GMC Custom Van, K.I.T.T. is among the most famous cars on the small screen. Just ask about anyone who owns an '80s Trans Am and they'll probably tell you they were fans of the show. By today's standards, Knight Rider reeks of cheesy acting and hokey storylines, but hey - it was the '80s. It still makes great family entertainment today. Go rent it and relive another fun part of your childhood. Rating: B DVD Extras: A- The Season 1 boxed set is loaded with extras such as these: - Commentary with Hasselhoff and Larson on the pilot episode. - Knight Moves - Interviews with Hasselhoff and the stunt coordinator that made K.I.T.T. jump every week. - Knight Sounds - Stu Phillips (Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century) talks about how a little synthesizer piece became one of the most uncanny TV themes of all-time. - Knight Rider Under the Hood - Hasselhoff and Larson talk about how the show began. - Stills Gallery - Blueprints Gallery - A look at key settings and props such as the Knight truck and the infamous jailbreak scene from the pilot episode. - K.I.T.T. Owner's Manual - A graphical explanation of the buttons and gadgetry behind the dashboard. In addition, you have Knight Rider 2000, the 1991 TV special that did not live up to the expectations of the series. At least it's better than the flop series Team Knight Rider. Links Knight Rider Online Reference The Internet Movie Database