Forever Knight/Nick Knight

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Nick Knight
Airdate August 20, 1989
Production Number B89050
Teleplay by James D. Parriott
Story by Barney Cohen and
James D. Parriott
Directed by Farhad Mann
Produced by S. Michael Formica
Network CBS
Style 120-minute drama
Filming Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Origin USA

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Nick Knight is a TV movie pilot. It technically failed, although CBS would later pick it up and it was remade as a two-part pilot for what would become Forever Knight.

Starring: Rick Springfield (Detective Nick Knight), John Kapelos (Detective Donald G. Schanke), Robert Harper (Dr. Jack Brittington), Richard Fancy (Captain Brunetti)

Guest Starring: Laura Johnson (Alyce Hunter)

Featuring: Craig Richard Nelson (Fenner), Fran Ryan (Jeannie), Cec Verrell (Janette), Jack Murdock (Topper)

Special Guest Star: Michael Nader (Lacroix)

Also Featuring: Gregory Wagrowski (Detective Jessell), David Byrd (Guard #2), Irene Miracle (Nurse), Al Fann (Dedrick), Davis Roberts (Dr. Dave), David Correia (Mechanic), Al Berry (Desk Sergeant), Allison Barron (Girl Swimmer), Dendrie Taylor (Tanning Attendant), Pamela West (Tanning Attendant), Audree Chapman (Uniformed Policewoman), Rosanna Huffman (Reporter #1), Rif Hutton (Reporter #2), Dennis Moynahan (Confused Orderly), Christopher Bertolini (Impound Lot Employee), Freddie Dawson (Orderly #1), Troy Melton (Museum Guard), Robert Neches (Forensic Man), Carl Ciartalio (Pure Melrose)


Plot Overview



The Show

  • The TV movie was remade as "Dark Knight" and "The Second Chapter" using the same script, but with some changes, such as changing Doctor Jack Brittington to Doctor Natalie Lambert.

Behind the Scenes

  • John Kapelos is the only actor who would go on to appear in the TV series, reprising the role of Schanke.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments