Jack Perry knows he’s a luckier man than most. He has a terrific job, a beautiful wife, a comfortable home, and not too much stress. Yet he believes he’s missing out on some element of life that would make him truly successful. He needs a challenge, a quest with a touch of danger. He hits upon a plan to rob the very bank he works for – more for his mental health, he reasons, than for improving his wealth. As he begins to plan the details of the perfect heist, it seems that things are still coming far too easily for him. But plans are one thing and the execution is another altogether, as Jack is about to find out in this hilarious caper set in the sixties that tackles the age-old question: Just how does one measure success?
J. Willard Thompson is an American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer. A former steeplechase jockey, he won three straight training titles at Monmouth Park Racetrack between 1975 and 1977 and again won in 2001. He also earned back-to-back titles at the Meadowlands Racetrack in 1980 and 1981.
In 1996, Thompson was the first recipient of Monmouth Park Racetrack’s Virgil W. Raines Distinguished Achievement Award for his dedication to the sport of Thoroughbred racing through exemplary conduct demonstrating professionalism and integrity.