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The Ice Bandits 

A collection of diamonds is stolen from a Foundation sponsored charity auction. Michael and Kitt follow one of the thieves to the Monestary of the Grape in Napa. Here a plastic surgeon is ... See full summary »


Georg Fenady


Glen A. Larson (created by), Gerald Sanford

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Episode cast overview:
David Hasselhoff ... Michael Knight
Edward Mulhare ... Devon Miles
Patricia McPherson ... Bonnie Barstow
Bruce Fairbairn Bruce Fairbairn ... Charley Winters
Bruce M. Fischer ... Eric Sanders
Alex Henteloff Alex Henteloff ... Brother Francis
Paul Koslo ... Lyle Austin
Janet Julian ... Jody Tompkins
Tom Reese ... Brother Carey
Al Checco Al Checco ... Brother Julianno
Julian Barnes Julian Barnes ... Dr. Fellows
Tip Kelley Tip Kelley ... Brother Tyrone
Mindi Miller ... Nurse Jones
John H. Evans John H. Evans ... Winters #2


A collection of diamonds is stolen from a Foundation sponsored charity auction. Michael and Kitt follow one of the thieves to the Monestary of the Grape in Napa. Here a plastic surgeon is providing criminals with new faces for a percentage of their takings. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

7 October 1984 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The crooked Dr. Fellows is the only character outside the PILOT EPISODE to note that Michael has undergone extensive plastic surgery. Michael explains that his face was "too popular with the cops." See more »


When Michael pours the diamonds from the crystal vase into the handkerchief, he doesn't get them all - a good half-dozen or more are left sticking to the inside of the wet glass. According to the story, the diamonds were extremely valuable, so Michael would surely have made absolutely sure to retrieve all of them, even if it had meant taking a few more precious seconds to do so. See more »


Brother Francis: You'll have to forgive brother Tyrone, he's taken a vow of silence. Unfortunately, he was never able to work without talking.
Michael Knight: [donkey in background bleats] Yeah, I, eh, I know what that's like.
Brother Francis: And that's Kit.
Michael Knight: How did you know that?
Brother Francis: Oh but I named him when he was just a little ass.
K.I.T.T.: I beg your pardon?
Michael Knight: [donkey bleats again] You're donkey's name is Kit?
Brother Francis: Yes.
K.I.T.T.: Well you won't see any flies on me.
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Diamonds are forever
16 April 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

'The Ice Bandits' features one of my favorite car chases right in its very opening. Southern California's normally used as a stand-in for other locations (anywhere; even CSI: Miami), but not here. Michael's making a stop in what's clearly Los Angeles, and seeing K.I.T.T. burn rubber in the iconic L.A. riverbed is pretty great. It's also a pretty good chase scene.

And the episode never really loses that momentum, even as Michael travels deep into wine country. It helps that the bad guys had to go and pistol whip Devon, making this just a big personal. And driving through vineyards means we get to see the Trans Am actually get dirty, if only for a second.

Its a rock-solid episode; the case is good, the Napa scenery's easy on the eyes, and I don't think K.I.T.T.'s ever been more pompous. Good mix of Hasselhoff stunts and humor.


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