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.
The Alpha Caper
Cast and crew
|Director:||Robert Michael Lewis|