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Knight Rider and Die Hard Movies

Post by Victor Kros » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:00 pm

I was watching Die Hard 2: Die Harder the other night (followed by 3 and 4) and I came across something I thought was rather interesting. It seems Knight Rider and Die Hard share the same sound effects for computers.

Listen to this file of KITT's distinctive computer/printer from No Big Thing (sound effect was also used as KITT's radar in A Plush Ride)

http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/valaryc/FXprintNBT.wav

I know Die Hard 2 is not a family friendly movie, so i'm posting the time codes - that way you can skip to just the part I'm talking about. If you listen closely, you can hear KITT's printer sound effect used for the "church" computers.

Here's the sound effect as heard in portions of the movie - this effect is heard throughout but I'm just giving two examples here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLmUwhVj ... re=related - 3:53

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzbf351x ... re=related - 0:27

Also, I don't know if it was mentioned on here but Yancey Arias (Alex Torres in 08) was also in Die Hard 4 aka "Live Free or Die Hard" as Agent Johnson.

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Re: Knight Rider and Die Hard Movies

Post by james olden » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:04 pm

i agree it does
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Re: Knight Rider and Die Hard Movies

Post by Knight Rider Archive » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:05 pm

Steven E. de Souza, who wrote the screenplay for the first Die Hard (and I think the second one, too) was a producer for most of Knight Rider's first season. He wrote Inside Out and Trust Doesn't Rust.

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Post by Victor Kros » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:10 pm

He also wrote episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man, Commando, The Running Man, Street Fighter (Van Damne), Judge Dredd, and yes Die Hard 2 as well as Beverly Hills Cop 3. Steven produced 20 episodes of Knight Rider starting with Deadly Manuevers and ending with Short Notice. He's definately no stranger to action even if some of his movie projects are hit and miss.

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Re: Knight Rider and Die Hard Movies

Post by Knight Rider Archive » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:19 pm

Victor Kros wrote:Steven produced 20 episodes of Knight Rider starting with Deadly Manuevers and ending with Short Notice.


Actually, de Souza's run as producer ended with the episode "Chariot of Gold" (or "A Nice, Indecent Little Town" in production order) for a run of 16 shows. The IMDB listing is unreliable.

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Post by Victor Kros » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:23 pm

Fair enough, I stand corrected. You didn't list the number of episodes the first time around, so I improvised.

http://www.tv.com/steven-e.-de-souza/pe ... ances.html

I count 15, what's missing?

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Post by Knight Rider Archive » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:49 am

The episode "Just My Bill" is missing from that list for some reason. That was actually a script that Steven contributed to, as well.

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Re: Knight Rider and Die Hard Movies

Post by Victor Kros » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:04 pm

Knight Rider Archive wrote:The episode "Just My Bill" is missing from that list for some reason. That was actually a script that Steven contributed to, as well.


- Nice. Thanks for the update.

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