Knight Rider

Knight Rider: Season 1

Universal Studios (1982)
Action
USA | English | Color | 19h 23min
6.9

The adventures of Michael Knight and his incredible super-car K.I.T.T., Knight Industries 2000. Selected by a dying billionaire Wilton Knight, Michael now works for the Foundation of Law and Government with the job of routing out evil that is above the law, with only his trusty car!


Cast View all

William Daniels K.I.T.T.
David Hasselhoff Michael Knight
Patricia McPherson Bonnie Barstow
Edward Mulhare Devon Miles
Theodore Bickel Graham Deauville
Connie Chasen Angel Tompkins
Tony Dow Julian Groves
Gail Edwards Flannery Roe
Robert Ginty Elliot Stevens
Sandy Helberg Irving Farber
George McDaniel Peter Stark
Laurie O'Brien Linda Groves
Lynne Toppin Charlene Hanover

Crew View all

Director Sidney Hayers
Paul Stanley
Daniel Haller
Bruce Seth Green
Robert Foster
Winrich Kolbe
Virgil W. Vogel
Harvey S. Laidman
Writer Steven E. de Souza, Deborah Davis, David Braff, Catherine Bacos, Tom Greene, Glen A. Larson, Robert Foster, Robert W. Gilmer
Producer Robert W. Gilmer, Gian R. Grimaldi
Photography Robert Foxter

Episodes View details

1 Knight of the Phoenix (1) 45 min | Sep 25, 1982

Pilot feature length episode. When a young detective is ambushed in a failed police stakeout, he is believed to have been killed. In reality, he survives and learns that his face has been altered and his identity has been changed to Michael Knight. The man responsible for this is Wilton Knight, a dying billionaire who, convinced that one man can make a difference, has selected Michael for the role as a crime-fighter.

Director: Daniel Haller
Writer: Glen A. Larson
Guest stars: Phyllis Davis, Pamela Susan Shoop, Lance LeGault, Noel Conlon, Michael D. Roberts, Bert Rosario, Richard Anderson, Vince Edwards, Richard Basehart, Ed Gilbert, Shawn Ora Engemann, Brian Cutler, Barret Oliver, Charles Napier, John Quade, Bill McKinney, Dennis Fimple
2 Knight of the Phoenix (2) 45 min | Sep 25, 1982

Pilot feature length episode. When a young detective is ambushed in a failed police stakeout, he is believed to have been killed. In reality, he survives and learns that his face has been altered and his identity has been changed to Michael Knight. The man responsible for this is Wilton Knight, a dying billionaire who, convinced that one man can make a difference, has selected Michael for the role as a crime-fighter.

Director: Daniel Haller
Writer: Glen A. Larson
Guest stars: Phyllis Davis, Pamela Susan Shoop, Lance LeGault, Noel Conlon, Michael D. Roberts, Bert Rosario, Richard Anderson, Vince Edwards, Richard Basehart, Ed Gilbert, Shawn Ora Engemann, Brian Cutler, Barret Oliver, Charles Napier, John Quade, Bill McKinney, Dennis Fimple
3 Deadly Maneuvers 45 min | Sep 30, 1982

Michael stops to offer a stranded Army Lieutenant a lift, only to learn when they arrive at her base that her father has died under mysterious circumstances. With the events surrounding the death highly suspicious, Michael decides to investigate.

Director: Paul Stanley
Writer: William Schmidt, Bob Shayne
Guest stars: Alan Oppenheimer, Allen Williams, Ron Kuhlman, Devon Ericson, Andre Harvey, Tom Gilleran, Dennis Kerwin, Danil Torppe, James Carroll, Peter Harrell, Judy Johns, Jeff Silverman
4 Good Day at White Rock 45 min | Oct 07, 1982

Michael and K.I.T.T. head to the quiet backwater town of White Rock for Michael to take a well deserved vacation and do a little rock climbing, but the trip isn't quite the quiet break expected, when they find that the town is being terrorised by a rowdy motorcycle gang preparing to do battle with a rival club of bikers...

Director: Daniel Haller
Writer: Deborah Dean Davis
Guest stars: Anne Lockhart, James T. Callahan, Keith Coogan, Don Stroud, Michael Champion, Robert Dryer, Gregory Clemens, Alex Daniels, George Fisher, Kyle Oliver
5 Slammin' Sammy's Stunt Show Spectacular 45 min | Oct 21, 1982

Michael joins an auto-daredevil show whose owners unwittingly took out a second mortgage from a crook who arranges "accidents" so he can take over the business.

Director: Bruce Bilson
Writer: John Alan Schwartz, E. Paul Edwards
Guest stars: Eddie Firestone, Susan Kase, Phil Coccioletti, Marc Alaimo, Lin McCarthy, Jimmy Weldon, Adam Postil
6 Just My Bill 45 min | Oct 29, 1982

Michael becomes the bodyguard for a crusading state senator who has stepped on one too many toes.

Director: Sidney Hayers
Writer: David Braff, Deborah Dean Davis, Catherine Clinch
Guest stars: Carole Cook, Robert Sampson, Bruce Gray, Nancy Lee Grahn, David Haskell, Alex Kubik, June Christopher, Barry Cutler, London Donfield, Fitz Houston, Roger Til, Kenneth Menard
7 Not a Drop to Drink 45 min | Nov 05, 1982

Devon sends Michael to stop a range war over water rights.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Writer: Hannah L. Shearer
Guest stars: Harry Carey Jr., Sondra Currie, Jason Evers, Lynn Hamilton, Cory 'Bumper' Yothers, David S. Cass Sr., Joe Burnett, Tom Lester, Linda Stuart, Jan Rabson
8 No Big Thing 45 min | Nov 12, 1982

Devon lands in a small-town lockup on a misdemeanor, but his predicament becomes deadly after a fellow prisoner is killed by the cops. Devon's the only one who knew the man was in jail. Town name is Lindhurst Flats.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Writer: Judy Burns
Guest stars: Ted Markland, Mary-Margaret Humes, Grainger Hines, Jim Haynie, Logan Ramsey, Paul Harper, Jimmy Murphy, Earl Billings, Duke Stroud, Robert Carnegie, Louie Elias, Vance Davis
9 Trust Doesn't Rust 45 min | Nov 19, 1982

Michael is assigned to stop KARR, an evil prototype of KITT programmed to survive at all costs--and now on the loose.

Director: Paul Stanley
Writer: Steven E. de Souza
Guest stars: William Sanderson, Michael MacRae, John Brandon, John Hostetter, Gary McMillan, Ivan E. Roth, Peter Cullen
10 Inside Out 45 min | Nov 26, 1982

Michael takes on the guise of an infamous criminal to infiltrate a highly organized crime ring headed by a retired Colonel, who is planning a major heist...

Director: Peter Crane
Writer: Steven E. de Souza
Guest stars: Judith Chapman, James Lemp, Lawrence Dobkin, Morgan Jones, Michael O'Guinne, Bill Cross, Jim Boeke, Lee Duncan, Steve Pershing, Talmadge Scott, Greg Finley, Kay Worthington
11 The Final Verdict 45 min | Dec 03, 1982

Memorial to: R.A. Cinder--He was the original. A meek accountant can clear a friend of murder if Michael can find him before he's arrested for "creative" bookkeeping.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Writer: John Alan Schwartz, Tom Greene, E. Paul Edwards
Guest stars: Ramon Bieri, Don Gordon, Rick Fitts, Tim Rossovich, Marvin Karon, Penny Peyser, Bob Schott, June Christopher, Cynthia Ream, Michael Masters
12 A Plush Ride 45 min | Dec 10, 1982

Michael becomes a student in a driving school for chauffeur-bodyguards to expose an assassin whose targets are a trio of visiting Third World leaders.

Director: Sidney Hayers
Writer: Gregory S. Dinallo
Guest stars: William Lucking, Wendy Fulton, Hector Elias, Michael Carven, M.C. Gainey, Don Mantooth
13 Forget Me Not 45 min | Dec 17, 1982

Michael's only hope of preventing the assassination of a Latin American president is a girl who knows the plan, but has amnesia.

Director: Gil Bettman
Writer: Karen Harris, Deborah Dean Davis, Richard Christian Matheson, Chris Lucky, Tom Szolossi
Guest stars: Alejandro Rey, Judy Landers, Maria Conchita Alonso, Reid Shelton, Victor Millan, Mike Lane, Fred Lerner, David Olivier, Katia Christine, Michael Horsley, Michael Lamont, Helen Duffy
14 Hearts of Stone 45 min | Jan 14, 1983

Michael infiltrates a ring of gunrunners selling advanced-design rifles in Central America, "Corazon de Piedras".

Director: Jeffrey Hayden
Writer: Robert Foster
Guest stars: Mary McCusker, Rudy Ramos, Jeff Cooper, Sam Vlahos, Zitto Kazann, Arell Blanton, Constance Ball, Connie Downing, Lawrence Bame
15 Give Me Liberty... or Give Me Death 45 min | Jan 21, 1983

Someone is sabotaging the cars in an alternative-fuel race, so Michael joins the pack to flush out the saboteur.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Writer: David Braff
Guest stars: Robin Dearden, Brett Halsey, Alan Fudge, Francine Lembi, Kai Wulff, Kenneth Tigar, Sab Shimono, Richard Young, Adam Ageli, G. Rockett Phillips, Frank Pesce, Robert Balderson
16 The Topaz Connection 45 min | Jan 28, 1983

The murder of a men's magazine publisher leads Michael to Las Vegas and an expose the magazine was about to print.

Director: Alan Myerson
Writer: Stephen Katz
Guest stars: Michael Durrell, Jeanna Michaels, Jack Starrett, Michael Alldredge, John Ericson, Tina Louise, George Caldwell, Pendleton Brown, Richardson Morse, Joy Hyler, Natalie Carroll, Charles Walker
17 A Nice, Indecent Little Town 45 min | Feb 18, 1983

The trail of a counterfeiter leads to a sleepy little village that not only appears to be harboring the criminal he's after but is also under the eye of the CIA.

Director: Gil Bettman
Writer: Frank Telford
Guest stars: Norman Burton, John Crawford, Jean Bruce Scott, Eric Server, Amzie Strickland, Luke Askew, Charles Bartlett, Stacy MacGregor
18 Chariot of Gold 45 min | Feb 25, 1983

Michael investigates the mysterious deaths of members of an exclusive club for geniuses, involved in an archaeological dig.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Writer: William Schmidt
Guest stars: Theodore Bikel, George McDaniel, Lynne Topping, Sandy Helberg, Garnett Smith, Lorinne Vozoff
19 White Bird 45 min | Mar 04, 1983

Michael tries to prevent a lawyer's assistant from being framed for conspiracy, but there's a complication; she was Michael's fiancee before his identity change.

Director: Winrich Kolbe
Writer: Virginia Aldridge, Catherine Hickland
Guest stars: Catherine Hickland, Bert Freed, Don Galloway, Richard Caine, Charlie Picerni, Eddy Donno
20 Knight Moves 45 min | Mar 11, 1983

Michael tries to catch hijackers who are knocking off shipments carried by independent truckers.

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Writer: William Schmidt
Guest stars: Morgan Woodward, James Whitmore Jr., Guy Stockwell, Lonny Chapman, Taylor Lacher, Burton Gilliam, Yvonne McCord, Kathryn Butterfield, Michael Potter
21 Nobody Does It Better 45 min | Apr 28, 1983

Michael contends with interference from an overzealous private eye while he tries to discover who's stealing computer-software secrets.

Director: Harvey S. Laidman
Writer: David Braff
Guest stars: Gail Edwards, Tony Dow, Robert Ginty, Angel Tompkins, Marshall R. Teague, Laurie O'Brien
22 Short Notice 45 min | May 05, 1983

After Michael unintentionally kills a cycle-gang member, the only witness insists that he recover her kidnapped child before she will help him.

Director: Robert Foster
Writer: Robert Foster
Guest stars: Robin Curtis, William Smith, Sandy McPeak, Dennis Burkley, Jordan Clarke, Britanny Wilson, Joe Conley, David Hess, Linda Rand, Gail Fisher

Editions

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5030697036537 Blu-ray Disc
5030697036490 Blu-ray Disc
7501925426157 Blu-ray Disc
025192488023 DVD 1, 4 Aug 03, 2004
5050582304183 DVD 1 Mar 17, 2005 8 DVDs
025192215834 DVD 1 Jan 07, 2014
689076170352 DVD 1 Aug 03, 2004
5050582290622 DVD 2 8 Disc Series
5050582290615 DVD 2, 4 Sep 13, 2004
5050582298659 DVD 2 Sep 13, 2004
5050582455953 DVD 2
044007820124 DVD 2, 4 Apr 09, 2001
683904544674 DVD
5050582307283 DVD
5050582304657 DVD
5050582381290 DVD
025192215841 DVD
3146090293056 DVD
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