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Thanks. While Ms. Colbert is always sensational, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles was on the whole rather disappointing for me, given the fact that Ann-Margret ruined everyone?s lives, including her own. It ended with a whimper and kind of sad, leaving the viewer to think what could have been had she known better and did better with her life.

 

Here?s a quick one, maybe:

 

When the tv sequel to Gone with the Wind appeared on tv, Scarlett O?Hara and Rhett Butler were played by these actors.

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Not *Alpha Caper* . Less fun-oriented than such stories sometimes are. Not adventurers taking the wild plunge. -- Men moving past middle age, and less secure than they feel they should be. The main character is especially distressed by the expenses resulting from caring for his sickly father.

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They do not plan an armed confrontation with money guards. Their plan is to rob the armored-car company while it is closed. Disable alarms, etc. Also, do it on a holiday that gives them a long weekend, for the extra time.

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Things go as planned, but then some things go wrong. Turns out the banks and the businesses that use the armored-car firm's services routinely do _not_ leave large sums suspended in transit over a long weekend. There is some money there, but nothing like what they expected, nothing like what they need. And a mistake was made that means the police will soon figure out who was involved. The lead character knows that he will go to prison, and his ill father will become a welfare case. Not one of the lighthearted capers.

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Correct again, and your thread again. This was a downbeat story, compared to some in the genre. Contrast Peter Lawford's demenior in this story with his upbeat performance in the orighional *Ocean's Eleven* . And Peter Falk's character won sympathy, but did not win his father's secure financial safety. The Premium Channels are unlikely to pick it up; I just hope that Lifetime or LMN will discover it and run it occasionally.

 

Edited by: cmvgor on Mar 5, 2011 6:37 PM

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cmvgor, since a week's gone by and you haven't add one, do you mind if I do? If I'm out of line, let me know.

 

It was a TV movie before it was remade for the big screen. Of the three main characters only one is the same in both versions. Hint: the theatre version won an Oscar for Best Original Song.

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Give me a break, Lana! ;) We've been watching the same shows and reading the same books for the last 25 years!!!!!! Yes, *An Inconvient Woman* . LOVED this mini-series and another fun Dominick Dunne book. Betsy and Alfred Bloomingdale, with a hint of Nancy Reagan thrown in, Jason Robards and BEAUTIFUL Rebecca DeMornay. When will this be re-run? Great job, your thread.

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