Knight Rider 2000

Synopsis: In the future, guns are banned and criminals are frozen for the duration of their sentences. A recent spate of killings involving handguns brings Michael Knight back to fight for justice, but he insists of the help of KITT, his artificially-intelligent car from decades ago. The only problem is that KITT has been deactivated.
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Alan J. Levi
Production: Universal Pictures
91 min

Knight Rider 2000

You've kept me here for three hours.

I got my rights,you know.

You can't just keep me

down here against my will.

I got to get home

and feed my 12 cats and my dogs.

They're hungry.

Quit jerking me around.

Are you okay?

Nice work.

I'll probably get hit with brutality.

That scum's a cop killer.

I love this system.

Hey, Miller,

we got the cush detail today.

Something even

your rookie can handle.

Thank you.

We're babysitting

the mayor.

Some fund-raiser at the Tower.

All the chicken wings you can eat.

I hope someone warned them

I was coming.

So, McCormick, how do you like

the street life so far?

Haven't seen much action yet.

You probably won't,

unless there was

a sudden rash of Code 17 s...

at all the doughnut shops

in your sector.

You're full of them today, Hedges.

Every day.

Look, you've got a good partner.

Just don't blow it out there

and you'll be fine, honey.

Congratulations, Mr. Mayor.

Thank you.

I'm so glad for your support.

Good to see you.


Thank you very much.

We've got to talk.

What's the matter?

I have some anti-inflammatory

down in the unit.

Let me get it for you.

No. It'll pass.

Maybe a chicken wing might help.

I'll do him too, so help me God!

Come on!

Put 'em down! Please!

I'm gonna buzz 'em both.

You know the code.

He might get a shot off first.

Put down your ultrasound.

Put it down.

Attention, all Sector Five units,

Code 17-X in progress

at the Tower Restaurant.

Proceed with extreme caution.

- Freeze!

- Don't shoot!

I don't know about all of you,

but it impresses the hell out of me,

if I do say so myself.

It's a nice simulation,

but I doubt even that car...

could have saved

Mayor Cottam's life.

I'm afraid that's something we'll never know.

True, but once completed, I guarantee...

you'll be quite astonished

by what the Knight 4000 can do.

Frank Cottam gave me my career.

I want whoever's responsible

for his death stopped.

We all do, Mayor Abbey.

And we're your solution.

Not only do we have

a state-of-the-art operations base,

but now a vehicle, which is

an entire department on wheels.

I'm talking a communications center

with worldwide links.

The latest virtual reality display technology

and artificial intelligence...

superior to the commissioner

and all her cops put together.

With all due respect,

Commissioner Daniels.

Mr. Maddock's enthusiasm

is shared by the entire Foundation.

Of course, we're here

in the spirit of collaboration.

We do not need

another law enforcement

department here, period.

And I suppose L.A., New York

and Chicago don't either.

Funny, they all have

a freelance department now.

- We're not any of those cities.

- Oh, no?

" The city of the future."

That's what they said back in the '90s.

Well, I've got news for you.

The future's here,

and that tower is an antique now.

- So's your old way of fighting crime.

- Don't talk to me about antiques.

The Knight Foundation

was a philanthropic dinosaur

until Devon brought you on board.

Commissioner, that isn't quite accurate.

Mayor Cottam had enormous respect...

for our company's accomplishments,

or else he would never have

established a relationship with us.

Keeping the city safe

is difficult enough...

without a freelance department

to stumble over.

At best you'll impede due process

and create legal havoc.

I don't think I can listen

to much more of this.

Russ, please.

First you ban capital punishment.

Then you ban handguns from everyone,

including your own police.

It may work in other countries,

but it sure as hell doesn't work here.

It hasn't had a chance to work.

We are one of the first cities

to activate this ban.

We are setting a precedent

for the entire country.

I'm sorry, but the wrong people

are getting shot.

And what you do with these

murderers instead of firing back?

You buzz them with ultrasound,

and then you freeze them...

so that they can come back 20 years later

and victimize a whole new generation.

Cryogenic incarceration saves

an estimated $1.5 billion per year,

while solving the problem of prison

overcrowding and cruel conditions.

Whose side are you on anyway?

What's your point, Mr. Maddock?

You may be the next one lying dead

in a restaurant, Mr. Mayor.

Can you really afford not to have us?

I'm giving you 30 days to complete

that car and show me some results,

or I'm dropping your freelance contract.

Mr. Mayor, the Knight 4000

is still in prototype form.

It won't be ready

for at least two more months.

That's not my problem.

Good day, gentlemen.

We'll get through this.

Don't worry about them.

I'm worried about us.

We need help, Russ.

We need help.

Hello, Michael.

Hello, Devon.

How are you?

Good. Real good.

Thank you.

I came here for two reasons:

to see an old friend

and because I need your help.

Devon, I'm not

the same person anymore.

I gave up that life.

I guess I'm on my third one now.

When we saved your life,

it was no random choice, Michael.

Right from the beginning,

we saw something in you.

I still see it.

I'm happy out here.

Are you?

I made a promise

a very long time ago,

a promise to fulfill one man's dream.

Devon, I don't want to--

Let me finish before you say no.

Wilton Knight created

the Foundation...

in hopes of finding intelligent

solutions to violent problems,

problems which have changed little

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Rob Hedden

Rob Hedden wrote and directed the 2012 romantic action comedy "You May Not Kiss The Bride" starring Dave Annable, Katharine McPhee, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider and Mena Suvari. His original feature script "The Condemned" was released theatrically by Lionsgate in 2007. The action film starring Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones was a national ... more…

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