The Big Heist is a 2001 television movie produced in Canada and aired in
North America on A&E Television Networks. This crime drama "The Big
Heist," directed by Robert Markowitz, is based upon the 1978 "Lufthansa
Heist" at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City in
which millions of dollars in cash and jewels were stolen. Jimmy Burke
(Donald Sutherland) is the small time hood who heads up the biggest cash
robbery in American history.