The Alpha Caper (1973)

Genres - Action, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Henry Fonda stars in this TV movie as a worn-out probation officer who decides to heist a $30,000,000 gold shipment, using three ex-convicts as his "mob". Fonda's cohorts include Leonard Nimoy, James McEachin and Larry Hagman. The plan is meticulous (due in part to Fonda's inside knowledge), the crime itself letter-perfect. But none of the participants count upon the "Murphy's Law" factor--which in this case is a stalled getaway truck. Alpha Caper was intended as the pilot for a TV series called Crime, which would have explored one "foolproof" crime per week, from conception to execution.

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afterlife, armored-car, atrocity, bad-luck, battlefield, criminal, explosion, fiancee, gold, gold-mine, immorality, pacifism, probation-officer, rescue, retirement, robbery, scheme, soul, submarine, supernatural