Plot & Details
The 90-minute TV movie Flag was meant to be a joint spoof of the nighttime serials Dallas and Knots Landing. In this instance, it was "bite the hand that feeds you time": Flag was produced by David Jacobs, creator of both Dallas and Knots, and distributed by Lorimar-Telepictures, which also distributed both above-mentioned programs. Tom Isbell plays Rudy Flag, an idealistic social worker. Rudy's world is set on its ear when he inherits his family's huge international business concerns, bringing him in close contact with the more evil and mercenary branches of the Flag clan (including reliable old patriarchal type Darren McGavin). Moses Gunn costars as Rudy Flag's social worker associate, who hangs around throughout this TV pilot film to keep the hero honest.