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The Alpha Caper (1973)

A parole officer forced into retirement gets together three ex-convicts to pull of a $30-million armored car robbery.

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Elroy Schwartz
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Henry Fonda ... Mark Forbes
Leonard Nimoy ... Mitch
James McEachin ... Scat
Elena Verdugo ... Hilda
John Marley ... Lee Saunders
Larry Hagman ... Tudor
Noah Beery Jr. ... Harry Balsam
Woodrow Parfrey ... Minister
Vic Tayback ... Policeman
Kenneth Tobey ... Police Captain
Paul Kent Paul Kent ... John Woodbury
James Sikking ... Henry Kellner
Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen ... Tow Truck Driver
Wally Taylor Wally Taylor ... Sergeant
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A parole officer forced into retirement gets together three ex-convicts to pull of a $30-million armored car robbery.

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Henry Fonda in the exciting drama of a parole officer who teams up with three ex-cons for the heist of the century - two million in gold!

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Im letzten Moment See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Long awaited viewing
9 January 2008 | by SahavSee all my reviews

I recently was able to view this film thanks to the Sleuth Channel. Having been a long time Leonard Nimoy fan I have had this on my "to watch" list for years...more like decades. I can only hope the increase in cable options bring us more choices like this. Not only do we see Nimoy in his post Star Trek/Mission Impossible years, but Larry Hagman as well. This film may be short in it's running time but is packed with plot and story. I for one found it refreshing from the torrent of angst driven character centered media that seems to pervade everything and everywhere. There was more than one made for TV movies that Nimoy and Hagman made during the seventies that were gems on their own. There was another film with Hagman as a motorcycle policeman who loved reading and on lunch break his motorcycle falls over on him causing him to believe he is Sherlock Holmes. This film is on the same par. As was Nimoy in "The Missing Are Deadly". Lots of rare unearthed gems out there.


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