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The Million Dollar Rip-Off (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  22 September 1976 (USA)
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An electronics genius, who is an ex-con, and four of his lady friends devise a plot to steal millions of dollars from the Chicago Transit Authority. A detective, who had been keeping tabs ... See full summary »

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Muff Kovak
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Lieutenant Ralph Fogherty
Christine Belford ...
Lil
Linda Scruggs ...
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Jessie (as Joanna DeVarona)
Brooke Mills ...
Kitty
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Lubeck
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Sergeant Frank Jarrett
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Hennessy
Robert P. Lieb ...
Brown
Al Checco
Colin Hamilton ...
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Charles Bracy
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An electronics genius, who is an ex-con, and four of his lady friends devise a plot to steal millions of dollars from the Chicago Transit Authority. A detective, who had been keeping tabs on him since he got out of prison, suspects that he is up to something and tries to catch him at it. Written by Anonymous

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Movie no Rip-off for viewers
26 January 2004 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This movie is typical of the made for TV movies produced back in the 1970's. The film quality is OK and the acting is methodical in places. It is the first (and only, unfortunately) role for Freddie Prinze that allows us to see him outside of his more generally well know genre of comedy. His performance has a lot of unrealized potential as a dramatic actor. Prinze had commented after this movie was made that he was disappointed in the movie. The critics of the day didn't think much of it either, so I went into this movie not expecting much. But I was pleasantly surprised that the plot was not as predictable as one might have thought. I found myself on the edge of my seat wondering whether the criminals would get away with the heist. And there were a few surprise plot twists in the movie. The most disappointing part of the movie was the acting of the actresses playing Muff Kovack's gang. Even though this movie might not rate high, Prinze's performance will make this a must for collectors of his work, especially since there isn't much of it due to his untimely death.


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