The Alpha Caper

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Senior citizen Fonda, forced to retire early from his job as parole officer, takes his revenge on the city officials by using his inside knowlege to rip off a mammoth gold shipment while it is being moved to a new depository. The film's success relies on the audience's complicity and the neatness of the robbery, plus a couple of good sequences thrown in as a bonus: a funeral next to a noisy freeway, an excruciating retirement party. Fonda's accomplices are rather Three Stoogish (though Larry Hagman's special cinematic special effects man is a nice idea), and the film too often betrays the limitations of its made-for-TV budget. Apart from an absurd epilogue, an undemandingly enjoyable support.

Release details

Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Screenwriter: Elroy Schwartz
Cast: Leonard Nimoy
Larry Hagman
James McEachin
Elena Verdugo
John Marley
Noah Beery
Henry Fonda
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