Alexander Hollingsworth III is a millionaire's son, who has trouble managing his estate. So, his father decides to cut him off, so that he might be able to stand on his own. But a year later things are not going so well for him; he has amassed a great debt and is being pursued by the IRS. When an FBI agent, Ed Smith, needs to get into his inner circle so that he could get a devious businessman who is into all sorts shady activities. He offers to help Alex with some of his financial problems and his problems with the IRS, in exchange for being a government informant. Alex says yes because the man once burned him.
Did You Know?
Airing as an installment of the NBC Friday Night Mystery, "Staying Afloat" was intended as the first entry in a series of TV movies starring Larry Hagman. The new "wheel" series never took off, and no additional installments were ordered. See more