Knight Rider (1982–1986)
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Deadly Maneuvers 

After giving a lift to a woman to an army base, Michael investigates her father's death and discovers a plot to sell nuclear weapons.


Paul Stanley


Glen A. Larson (created by), William Schmidt | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Hasselhoff ... Michael Knight
Edward Mulhare ... Devon Miles
Patricia McPherson ... Bonnie Barstow
Alan Oppenheimer ... General Duncton
Allen Williams Allen Williams ... Major Sanderson
Ron Kuhlman ... Sergeant Perkins
Devon Ericson ... Robin Ladd
Andre Harvey Andre Harvey ... Lt. Hugh Rainey (as André Harvey)
Tom Gilleran ... Col. Ernest Ladd (as Thomas Gilleran)
Dennis Kerwin Dennis Kerwin ... Cpl. Cotler
Danil Torppe Danil Torppe ... Corporal James
James Carroll ... M.P. #2 (as James Lough)
Peter Harrell Peter Harrell ... M.P. #1
Judy Johns ... Corporal Webb
Jeff Silverman Jeff Silverman ... Sanj


Michael Knight picks up a lifting girl, who turns out to be West Point graduate Robin Ladd, who hoped to make her dad, colonel Ernest Ladd, proud. Arriving at his Army base, they hear he was killed in a car crash. Posing as insurance agent, Michael proves it was no accident. He soon discovers the murder was to cover up malversations at the base. The military culprits are on his trail and determined to murder him too. Written by KGF Vissers

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Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

1 October 1982 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Music featured is Steely Dan's "Rikki Don't Lose That Number". See more »


When Michael is getting the Lt. into K.I.T.T after rescuing her from being locked in a target tank, the camera crew and equipment are visible as reflections in K.I.T.T's black taillight panel. See more »


Robin Ladd: [about Devon] How can he tell such outrageous lies?
Michael Knight: With sincere expression.
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Featured in Knight Rider: Chariot of Gold (1983) See more »


Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Written by Walter Becker (uncredited) and Donald Fagen (uncredited)
Performed by Steely Dan (uncredited)
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Deadly Maneuvers
4 December 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Michael Knight is playing computer games in his car while KITT is on auto pilot. I think he was playing a racing game with KITT. Whoever he was playing it was a number of shows from that era reflecting the home computer boom.

Knight picks up a West Point graduate Robin Ladd whose car has broken down. She wants to meet her father, a colonel in the army. When she arrives at the army base she finds out that he died in a car crash.

Knight helps out to investigate and finds out that the crash could not had happened the way the army said he did. It seems Robin's father uncovered military corruption and some people in the army are now out to stop Robin and Knight.

A rather average episode. It is notable how Robin just jumps into a car of a total stranger she just met. How Knight gets to go in and out at will of an army base with nuclear weapons. Also KITT is a super car but its circuits break down when it has to tow a car. At least it introduces Bonnie as a tech mechanic into the show and a female one as well.

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