Warner Archives releases 1987 Spirit TV film based on Will Eisner character

Announced by the Warner Archive today:
Will Eisner’s famed comic book hero makes his live-action debut in this rarely seen TV adaptation starring Sam Jones (Flash Gordon) as Central City’s most rumpled crimefighter. Shot in the line of duty, police detective Denny Colt (Jones) is thought to be dead 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 P’Gell (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 Eisner’s legendary strip, “the Citizen Kane of comics” (USA Today).
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