ALPHA CAPER, THE (TV) (1973 USA)
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Directed by Robert Michael Lewis
Starring: Henry Fonda, Leonard Nimoy, Larry Hagman
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller, TV Pilot, Heist
74 minutes | Full Screen | Color | English
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.