Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In this unsold TV-series pilot film, six former circus performers pool their individual talents for a daring daylight jewel heist. Ostensibly nothing more than common thieves, the six protagonists are actually acting from the noblest motives. If they are able to swipe a rare Latin American artifact known as "The Mask of the Sun" from a Washington D.C. embassy, they will (hopefully) be able to ransom a group of American medical missionaries who have been sentenced to a firing squad. Victor Buono stars as Sebastian, the leader of the co-ed criminal team. High Risk originally aired over ABC on May 15, 1976, in tandem with another "busted pilot," Panache.