Here is another blast from Chicago’s cinematic past: The Million Dollar Rip Off, a 1976 made-for-television movie about an ex-con who plans a heist $1.5 million from the Chicago Transit Authority.
Comic Freddie Prinze plays the improbably-named Muff Kovak, the aforementioned con and mastermind. He leads an all-girl crew of four 1970s hotties to steal the CTA’s loot. And, of course, a detective is on his trail. The movie was filmed in Chicago—but I’m guessing not entirely—and features a fair amount of downtown architecture and lots of scenes of CTA stations and trains rolling about. It’s kind of cool to see the city set to a 1970s score.
(As I think of it, $1.5 million split five ways, only means they’d have to re-rob the CTA sometime in 1983—or get jobs—when their cash ran out. But still…)
Does Prinze get away with it? Watch and see. The entire movie, courtesy of Hulu, is above.