Knight Rider
Episode 215: Race for Life
Air Date February 5, 1984
Written by Bruce Belland
Roy M. Rogosin
Director Georg Fenady
Episode guide
Episode 214: White Line Warriors
Episode 216: Speed Demons

Guest Cast

Lynne Marta.......Laura Phillips

Scott Getlin.........Ric

James Arone.........Tony

Hank Brandt.........Dr. Carney

Robyn Lively.........Becky Phillips

Mario Marcelino..........Julio Rodriquez


April's niece Becky, is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. At the same time, a fierce thunderstorm completely cripples the city's telephone network and the hospital is unable to access the donor database. Michael and K.I.T.T. come to the rescue with K.I.T.T. contacting the database and listing the compatible donors. Only one, "Julio Rodriguez", can be located. The problem is, Julio is a member from a gang named "The Vengadors", and he's currently on the run from the "Conquerors", a rival gang who thinks he shot their leader Jimmy during a fight. Now, the "Conquerors" gang is led by Jimmy's lieutenant, Ric.

Michael finds Julio hiding in a church and pleads for him to help Becky, however Julio doesn't feel safe. Michael strikes a deal; get the Conqueror's off his back and he'll help the dying child. Things go wrong very quickly however when the Conquerors kidnap Terri, Julio's girlfriend, and threaten to kill her if he doesn't turn himself over. Julio sneaks away to deal with the gang himself and now Michael must race against the clock and rescue him in time to save Becky's life.


  • This is the episode where Becky and K.I.T.T. call each other by a special name, 'Black Beauty'.