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The Million Dollar Rip-Off is a 1976 American made-for-television crime comedy film starring Freddie Prinze in his television film debut and his only film role of any kind. Directed by Alexander Singer and written by Andrew Peter Marin based on a screenplay by William Devane and John Pleshette, the film premiered on NBC on September 22, 1976.

The Million Dollar Rip-Off
GenreCrime drama
Based onA screenplay by William Devane and John Pleshette
Written byAndrew Peter Marin
Directed byAlexander Singer
StarringFreddie Prinze
Music byVic Mizzy
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Charles Fries
Producer(s)Edward J. Montagne
Production location(s)Skokie, Illinois
Los Angeles
CinematographyJules Brenner
Editor(s)Sam E. Waxman
Running time73 minutes
Production company(s)Charles Fries Productions
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 22, 1976 (1976-09-22)


An ex-con electronics genius (Prinze) and his four female accomplices devise a plot to steal millions of dollars from the Chicago Transit Authority. A detective, who has 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.[1]



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