Carl Schultz' made-for-television thriller Deadly Currents stars George C. Scott as a man with a secret. The former captain of a ship that exploded, Cornelius Wettering (Scott) runs a bar in Curacao. He is friendly with the head of security for the American embassy, Guerin (William Petersen). The CIA assigns Julia Fernandez (Julie Carmen) to observe Guerin. This is complicated by the fact that the two are former lovers. Soon buried secrets are revealed, including the reason for the explosion of Wettering's ship.