Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
The pilot episode of NBC's action drama Knight Rider was originally presented as a feature-length made-for-television movie. Later, it was split into two halves of a two-part episode for syndication. This is the first half and introduces audiences for the first time to Michael Knight, played by David Hasselhoff. After being left for dead, a police detective is rescued by a billionaire (Richard Basehart), who renames him Michael Knight and equips him with a talking car in order to rid the world of crime.