Will Eisners famed comic book hero makes his live-action debut in this rarely seen TV adaptation starring Sam Jones (Flash Gordon) as Central Citys most rumpled crimefighter. Shot in the line of duty, police detective Denny Colt (Jones) is thought to bedead when his body turns up missing. Allowing his enemies to believe he died, Colt dons a blue suit and mask and proceeds to fight crime as The Spirit. Aided by Police Commissioner Dolan (Garry Walberg) and in love with Dolan's daughter Ellen (Nana Visitor), The Spirit works outside the law as he attempts to bust an art forgery racket run by the notorious femme fatale PGell (McKinlay Robinson). Written as a series pilot by Steven E. de Sousa (Die Hard) and directed by Michael Schultz (Car Wash), The Spirit captures the tongue-in-cheek charm of Eisners legendary strip, the Citizen Kane of comics (USA Today).