“Murf The Surf” Premieres Sunday, February 5th on MGM+

Author: Newsroom

Synopsis: In October 2019, the New York Times published an article celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Museum of Natural History. One of the most momentous events to take place on site was an epic jewel heist, the biggest in American history, mastered by a band of suave “surfer dudes” from Miami in 1964. The key to the operation was Jack Roland Murphy, otherwise known as Murf the Surf, whose name was propelled into pop culture after the heist—creating a notoriety that would stretch far beyond the caper. What followed Murf’s meteoric rise is a spiraling tale of unspeakable crime, murder, deception, and mayhem which, to this day, remains shrouded in mystery.

This four-part documentary series will explore the tumultuous life of the man behind the legendary nickname. Featuring exclusive access to Jack Roland Murphy himself prior to his death in 2020, the series will address the blurred line between fact and fiction, faith and delusion, sanity and madness—raising the timely question of who and how we believe.

Release Date: February 5, 2023
Directed by: R.J. Cutler
Produced by: Imagine Documentaries
Executive Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Justin Wilkes, Sara Bernstein, R.J. Cutler, & Trevor Smith  
Writers: R.J. Cutler

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