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A Piece of the Action (1977)

PG
135 min | Crime, Comedy

Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke is a retired detective who has enough evidence on the both of them to put them behind bars. Instead, he offers to maintain his ...See moreDave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke is a retired detective who has enough evidence on the both of them to put them behind bars. Instead, he offers to maintain his silence if the crooks will go straight and do work at a youth center for delinquents. At first, the crooks are reluctant and unwilling (and so are the kids). As time goes by they gain the trust and admiration of the kids and they start to enjoy the job. All goes well until someone out of the past tells them they have to do one last heist...or else. Written by Afterburner See less
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Oct 7, 1977 (United States)

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Sidney Poitier
Manny Durrell Manny Durrell   See fewer
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Bill Cosby
Dave Anderson Dave Anderson   See fewer
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James Earl Jones
Joshua Burke Joshua Burke   See fewer
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Denise Nicholas
Lila French Lila French   See fewer
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Hope Clarke
Sarah Thomas Sarah Thomas   See fewer
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Tracy Reed
Nikki McLean Nikki McLean   See fewer
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Frances Foster
Bea Quitman Bea Quitman   See fewer
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Jason Evers
Ty Shorter Ty Shorter   See fewer
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Ja'net DuBois
Nellie Bond Nellie Bond   See fewer
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Larry Beecham
Percy 'Bubba' Watkins Percy 'Bubba' Watkins   See fewer
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Thomas Benjamin
Anthony Anthony   See fewer
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Jack Brami
Jesus Jesus   See fewer
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Gammy Burdett
Emma McLean Emma McLean   See fewer
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Stosh Stosh   See fewer
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Dianne Oyama Dixon
Denise Orville (as Dianne Dixon) Denise Orville (as Dianne Dixon)   See fewer
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Estelle Evans
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Jeffery Hazle
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Edward Love
Willie Mangum Willie Mangum   See fewer
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Bryan O'Dell
Roscoe Roscoe   See fewer
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Cyril Poitier
Mr. Theodore Mr. Theodore   See fewer
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Sheryl Lee Ralph
Barbara Hanley Barbara Hanley   See fewer
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Albert Reed
Randolph Ballard Randolph Ballard   See fewer
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Angus Scrimm
Monk (as Lawrence Guy) Monk (as Lawrence Guy)   See fewer
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Karole Selmon
Sheila Moran Sheila Moran   See fewer
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Essex Smith
Maintenance Man Maintenance Man   See fewer
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Daniel McLean Daniel McLean   See fewer
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Theoris Usher
Malcom Pomeroy Malcom Pomeroy   See fewer
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Bill Walker
Clair Hurst Clair Hurst   See fewer
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Candy Ward
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James Wheaton
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Frances E. Williams
Naomi Chamberlain Naomi Chamberlain   See fewer
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Loan Company Official (uncredited) Loan Company Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 944 votes