The Spirit (1987)

Genres - Adventure, Crime  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Spirit is a TV movie based on Will Eisner's celebrated comic-strip crimefighter. The title character's real name is Denny Colt (played by Sam Jones), a police officer who is believed to be have been killed by gangsters. Revived in a shack near the city graveyeard, Colt dons a domino mask and vows to fight crime as "The Spirit." His first job is to thwart the villainous vamp P'gell (McKinlay Robinson), who schemes to detonate a bomb during an important civic event. Intended as the pilot for a weekly series, The Spirit is a misshapen fiasco, bearing little resemblance to its excellent comic strip source material. Apparently the producers were appalled by the results, since the existing 78-minute version of The Spirit gives evidence of being hacked up in the editing room.

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assumed-identity, courage, crimefighting, criminal, death, fighter, hidden-identity, identity, mask [disguise], near-death-experience, police, secrets, Superhero, wound [injury]