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How the movie was cut for SciFi
Wait a second... where did that scene go? Wasn't that commercial there? Things have changed in the years since Knight Rider
2000 aired on NBC. Let's face it, networks want to cram more commercials into time slots nowadays, and when it comes to
existing TV movies, some scenes have to face the axe.
To start off with, there was no intro to the movie and no changed opening credits. The opening credits started, and thus the story begins.
Numerous hacked scenes were noticed, beginning with the first appearance of Michael Knight. Instead of seeing his boat piloted to the dock, the movie immediately cuts to Michael walking down the dock and et al.
Shawn's birthday party is entirely cut. Kurt drops her off at her apartment, she asks him to run a ballistics on the handgun, and it cuts to where Michael and Devon are speaking in the garage.
In the garage scene, the movie blanks out the word "ass".
After KITT is reactivated, the movie cuts to a commercial, and then returns with Adam 2020, Kurt and Shawn's unit, already in pursuit to the robbery.
The conversation where Devon reveals the fact that police officers might be involved in the gun-running is cut. The movie picks up after a commercial break with KITT complaining of his new body.
In the scene where Maddock and Shawn are discussing agendas at her interview, the line goes "I was shot point-blank in the head-"at this second, the rest of the dialogue is blanked out, eliminating "... and I wanna nail the bastard that did it. That's my agenda, what's yours?" The sound is restored as Michael enters the room.
When KITT and the Knight 4000 square off, the second uttering of "ass" is blanked out.
When Shawn decided to drive Michael's Chevy, after she starts the engine, the movie cuts to a commercial and cuts out the banter between Michael and Shawn on the road as KITT takes them for the ride of their lives, and cuts to near the end where KITT almost crashes into a garbage truck.
After Shawn finds out she was betrayed, the movie breaks into a commercial (same place where NBC originally cut for a commercial). The movie returns with Michael on the side of the highway with KITT with Adam 2525 pulling up behind them. The scene where Shawn and Kurt interact in the locker room is cut.
The conversation in the prison regarding Watts is entirely cut, and the movie returns from the commercial break with KITT telling Michael that he is detecting some "company."
That leads into an extra scene in the movie not seen in the NBC version. It takes place just before we see KITT speeding by the crane on the train tracks. We see a brand new shot of the police cars speeding away from the camera.
After Devon is killed, Michael returns to the garage to say goodbye and punches Maddock. The movie then cuts into a commercial and then returns with Shawn telling Michael that she had "the techies look KITT over." The opening dialogue with Shawn admitting to Michael that she had him "pegged as a loser" when they first met was cut.
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