Movie Details

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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi