The Great Heist
Movie Scenes from the Novel, starring:
Robert Loggia (Academy Award & Emmy nominee; Scarface, Independence Day, Big) as "General McAvoy"
Blanche Baker (Emmy winner; Sixteen Candles; The Girl Next Door) as "The President"
Eric Etebari ("Witchblade"; The Lincoln Lawyer; An Affirmative Act) as "Sen. Mitch McAvoy"
Tom Waites (And Justice For All; The Thing) as "Bob Barkstone"
Nina Transfeld (The Life Zone; The Great Fight) as "Laney Maine"
Rachael Robbins (An Affirmative Act; The Great Fight) as "Karina Kelly"
In 1969, the first Apollo spacecraft landed on the moon, a feat that solidified the United States as the world's leading super power. Today, the President, in a bid for a second term, has promised her nation a modern-day lunar landing. Her problem: the Apollo missions were faked. It is physically impossible for man to survive a trip to the moon.
Desperate for space travel, the President enlists the aid of infamous action filmmaker Dylan Travant, a man she recently tried to assassinate. Dylan's job is to shoot a phony moon landing, the same as his father had done decades earlier.
The President and Dylan, however, share a mutual nemesis - and obstacle – charismatic, superstar U.S. Senator, Mitch McAvoy. Challenging the President to a primary battle, Mitch and his father, wealthy banking entrepreneur General Early McAvoy, wage a brutal, crafty political war. Interlaced with Mitch's cross-continental campaigning of social and economic issues, he treks across the world to settle a family (and professional) vendetta with Dylan, who, unbeknownst to him, has transformed a patch of Afghanistan into the President's moon. All the while, Karina Kelly, Mitch's beautiful fiancée and Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, is uncovering information that may destroy the President's plans and expose Dylan as a fraud...and that can't happen.
What ensues is an international roller coaster ride of political deceit, thievery, heroism, sex and scandal. Government bosses, movie stars, CIA operatives, media moguls, war lords and the Vatican's highest, simultaneously both heroes and villains, enter and break treaties. They kill, yet they save. In this suspense-filled thriller of changing identities and mass manipulation, it's the faked lunar landings that may determine the fate of so many. But this great government and Hollywood hoax isn't The Great Heist. For there is much more to be stolen than the moon...
KENNETH DEL VECCHIO
Critically Acclaimed Filmmaker & Best-selling Author
Film Festival Chairman & former Judge
“As usual, Mr. Del Vecchio was larger than life.”
-The New York Times
Kenneth Del Vecchio is a critically acclaimed filmmaker who has written, produced and directed over 30 movies that star 100+ film and TV stars, including multiple Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees. His films are distributed through industry leaders such as Sony Pictures, NBC/Universal, Anchor Bay, Millennium Entertainment, Cinedigm, Screen Media Films, Vivendi Entertainment, Green Apple Entertainment, and E-1 Entertainment. He has starred in numerous movies, as well. Mr. Del Vecchio is founder and chairman of Hoboken International Film Festival, called by FOX, MY and other major media "One of the 10 Biggest Film Festivals in the World." He also is the author of some of the nation’s best-selling legal books, including criminal codebooks published by Prentice Hall and ALM. A best-selling criminal suspense novelist, he penned his first published novel at only 24-years-old. In addition, he is a frequent legal/political analyst on Fox News and other major networks, and he is the owner of the Criminal Law Learning Center, where he has taught thousands of police officers and lawyers…And he is a former Judge, who also has tried over 400 cases as a practicing criminal attorney.
Kenneth Del Vecchio’s filmography includes: The Life Zone, Scavenger Killers, An Affirmative Act, Price For Freedom, Rock Story, The Savant, Snapshot, Bleeding Hearts, Cries of the Unborn, Blue Lives Matter, O.B.A.M. Nude, Joker’s Wild, iMurders, Kinky Killers, The Grand Theft, Fake, Hospital Arrest, Renaissance Man, The Great Fight, 15 Rounds, Four Presidents, Puppets, Aberrant, Real Gangsters, Three Chris’s, Alone in the Dark 2, The Drum Beats Twice, Pride & Loyalty, Tinsel Town, Here and There, The Crimson Mask, and Rules For Men. His novels are Pride & Loyalty, Revelation in the Wilderness, and The Great Heist (his most recent novel). And his legal books include: Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide to the Penal Statutes (national criminal codebook), New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide to the Penal Statutes, New York Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide to the Penal Statutes, and Test Prep Guide to Accompany New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice, with numerous others in the works.