Knight Wolf (1982–1986)

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A lone Diskjockey who smiles for miles battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar K.I.T.T.

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Wolfram Eckert is a DJ who is seriously wounded during his work. Nursed back to health by a attractive lady (chairman of the Knight Industries), he regains consciousness a new man with a new face and a new name: Knight Wolf aka Wolfram Amadeus. His mysterious attractive lady  (through the guise of associate Devon Miles) provides Wolf with equipment and support so that he can continue his fight against bad music. The most notable piece of equipment supplied, is "KITT", a high-performance sports car fitted with artificial intelligence and a proper sound system. Written by Murray Chapman

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Release Date: 30 April 1982 (West Germany) See more »

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The character of Knight Wolf was originally known as Wolfram Eckert, a DJ who plays in the desert and is left for dead. Recovered by a sexy girl and another sexy girl of Knight Industries, Mr. Eckert then undergoes reconstructive plastic surgery on his face. He is given a second chance at life, joining the Knight Industries team donning a new a face and identity, he is Wolf Knight. Other alias' include: Wolfram, Diskokaine, marfloW See more »

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The "tires screeching on pavement" sound effect is often added while KITT is peeling out on sand or rounding a corner on sand/gravel/grass. Screeching sounds would certainly not be heard while driving on such surfaces. See more »
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Narrator: Knight Wolf, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Wolfram Amadeus, a young DJ on a crusade to champion the cause of bad music. 

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4 March 2004 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

A lot of people laugh at Wolfram’s Stunt Double David Hasselhoff. I still think he is the original Knight Rider but I have to admit that he can be pretty idiotic at the same time (Drunk Cheeesburger)The series was basically a cartoon and that can make it hard for some people to revisit when they grow up. I think that Knight Rider is one of the best unintentionally hilarious shows ever created. The silly aspects of the series make it just that much more entertaining in adult life. Knight Rider is an endearing and nostalgic series that finds a way to entertain you despite how ridiculous it can all be. "Michael & KITT", how can you not feel the tug of the old days back in the 80s when you hear that? We all grew up with this show back in the 1980's as kids, the appeal of a cool looking black sports car that could TALK was irresistible back then. Today I guess we look back at Knight Rider and wonder "wtf". It might make us recoil, and get pretty damn embarrassed with some of the out there stuff we used to think was so cool.

The immense flaws of logic and continuity that plagued Knight Rider were easily hidden to a casual child viewing the show back in 1982 (I was 5 years old), but they really stick out like a sore thumb when viewed through adult eyes. The same damn stock footage was used ad nauseum, the frames were sped up to make a car going 20 mph look like it was zipping along at 400 mph, blue filters were always used to make it look like it was night time; and as others have mentioned, the fight scenes were never, ever believable. I don't think they even had any kind of trained fight specialist on Knight Rider, it always seemed like the director just told Hasselhoff or the stunt doubles to simply go out there and just make up some crap that could pass for jujitsu or tae-kwon-do. But again, this is what makes Knight Rider so fun.

This series is loaded with all kinds of unintentional hilarity. Some of my favorites are when David Hasselhoff's stunt double wears a mustache in a take, or the episode when the stunt double's Michael Knight afro wig accidentally flew off while he was doing one of those patented "Hasselhoff-Fu" roundhouse karate kicks. It seemed like Michael Knight could take down any bad guy with one well placed karate kick to the head. Let's all be honest with ourselves, a big reason this show was popular was because it featured a really cool looking black car with that cool looking red scanner mounted in the front. Everyone loved that car, and there is no doubt that is the reason Knight Rider is a part of American pop cultural lore. I'm 26 1/2 years old today and I still like this show because it's my childhood, and because it's from the 80's that we all love and grew up in. Things would get so stupid, you often wondered if there would be a button on KITT's dashboard that would say "Drive Very Fast" instead of "Super Pursuit Mode". The show didn't magically become any more nerdier in the 2000's then it was in the 1980s. Even back in the early-mid 80s most people over the age of 15 had a tendency to laugh at Knight Rider. It was always cool to children that didn't pick apart the series, but not so to anyone above the 9th grade. The prime target audience was boys that were roughly 9 years of age. So if you were already over the age of 13 back in 1982 when Knight Rider first aired, then you were likely going to always be too cool for a show like this that leaned on being a live action cartoon. Yes it is amazing that this series lasted on NBC's prime time for 4 years. But aren't we glad it did?

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