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The Spirit

The Spirit

Philip Baker Hall
Director: Michael Schultz Cast: Philip Baker Hall
Philip Baker Hall
, Sam Jones
Sam Jones
, Les Lannom
Les Lannom
Michael Schultz

DVD (Full Frame)



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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Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2013
UPC: 0883316881361
Original Release: 1987
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:09:00
Sales rank: 31,892

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Philip Baker Hall Actor
Sam Jones Actor
Les Lannom Actor
John Allen Bruno
Daniel Davis Simon Teasdale
McKinlay Robinson P'Gell
Bobby Jacoby Actor
Bumper Robinson Eubie
Nana Visitor Ellen Dolan
Garry Walberg Dolan

Technical Credits
Michael Schultz Director
Paul Aratow Producer
Steven E. de Souza Screenwriter
Barry Goldberg Score Composer

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