Synopsis: Get Down With Two Totally Awesome ’70s Crime Heist Capers Classic TV icon of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.
Robert Conrad (Black Sheep Squadron, The Wild Wild West, Hawaiian Eye) – and frequent sidekick Don Stroud(License to Kill, The Amityville Horror, The Buddy Holly Story, Joe Kidd) – are at their macho best in these action-packed feature films from the mod ’70s.
Live a Little, Steal A Lot aka Murph the Surf (1975): Based on a true story, details the daring 1964 theft of the J.P. Morgan jewel collection from New York’s American Museum of Natural History. Called the “Greatest Jewel Heist of the 20th Century,” the robbers took 22 precious gems, including the Star of India (a 563.35-carat sapphire), the 100.32-carat de Long Ruby and the 16.25-carat Eagle Diamond (which was never recovered) … stones so famous they would be impossible to sell. Directed by Marvin Chomsky (Evel Knievel and TV’s The Wild Wild West, Star Trek, Gunsmoke,Roots), with one of the original thieves serving as a film advisor. Also stars Burt Young (the Rocky movies) and Donna Mills (TV’s Knots Landing).
Sudden Death (1977): When Ed Neilson’s entire family is viciously murdered, he pleads with retired CIA operative Duke Smith (Robert Conrad) to investigate. He refuses, but relents after Neilson too meets an explosive death. Deception, international intrigue and a ruthless “syndicate of businessmen” intent on raping a South Pacific Islands nation of its resources keep the pace fast. But when the executives hire a treacherous assassin (Don Stroud), the two are thrown head-to-head in a predestined match of cunning, wit and brute force. Only one will survive. For the other … it’s Sudden Death. Directed by Eddie Romero (The Twilight People) on location in the Philippines.