5.8/10
82
3 user 2 critic

The Take (1974)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | May 1974 (USA)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hit! (1973)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.

Director: Oscar Williams
Stars: Billy Dee Williams, D'Urville Martin, Celia Milius
Lady Cocoa (1975)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Foxy Lady Cocoa is out to take down her mobster boyfriend.

Director: Matt Cimber
Stars: Lola Falana, Gene Washington, Alex Dreier
Black Gunn (1972)
Action | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Stars: Jim Brown, Martin Landau, Brenda Sykes
Scar Tissue (1975)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A naive young girl is forcefully kidnapped while babysitting the son of a wealthy food mogul. Her and the boy are held hostage by an ex-stuntman and a vengeful movie star.

Director: René Clément
Stars: Maria Schneider, Sydne Rome, Vic Morrow
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A lord returns to his manor with his new wife, to hear rumors that he had already secretly returned and had committed several murders. Has he lost his mind, or is something dark afoot?

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Stars: Heather Sears, John Turner, Ann Lynn
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Stars: Mark Gregory, Fred Williamson, Vic Morrow
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor
Scott Joplin (TV Movie 1977)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.

Director: Jeremy Kagan
Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Clifton Davis, Margaret Avery
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Judy Huxtable, John Ronane
The Take (2007)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After he's shot during a heist in East L.A., an armored truck driver wrestles with rehabilitation and tracking down the man who committed the crime.

Director: Brad Furman
Stars: John Leguizamo, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Perez
Corruption (1968)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A doctor goes to extreme lengths--even murder--to restore the badly burned face of his fiancée.

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Stars: Peter Cushing, Sue Lloyd, Noel Trevarthen
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Sneed
...
Chief Berrigan
...
Danny James
...
Oscar
...
Nancy
...
Dolek
...
Manso
...
Tallbear
James Luisi ...
Benedetto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
James' Girl (as Kathy Bauman)
John Davis Chandler ...
Man with Braces (as John Chandler)
Robert Miller Driscoll ...
Elliot
...
School Nurse
William Sargent ...
Barry Indus
Vernon Weddle ...
Vanessi
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Meet the brother with a badge... on the take!

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cash  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Sneed is chasing one of Manso's trucks, the left tail light of Sneed's car is shown being knocked out, but it's there again in the succeeding long shot, and continues to reappear and disappear throughout the chase. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is actually a VERY unique movie!
28 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm giving this movie a high/er mark because it is VERY unique! In fact I'd give it higher than an 8, but everything MUST have a flaw...the '8' is actually like a '10'...or '11' on an amplifier...or "ludicrous speed", heh heh! Billy Dee's character is a VERY confident, effective yet crooked cop. Imagine that...a character like that...in 1974! He REALLY is the star of the movie and takes no shorts! But, surprisingly, he also prevails in the end! Amazing! It would seem that, in those times especially, white audiences would have wanted to see this black character fall in the end. He's a bad guy...who prevails in the end! Not even white characters did this often back then! Billy is VERY smooth in this movie...a testament to how big a star he was/IS...and I'm CERTAIN this role helped him Land the 'Lando' character a relative few years later...because, again, it is such a RARE character...to even have existed in movie history...and, I can't emphasize enough, at THAT time in our, American history! You get the feeling this movie slipped though the cracks to even be MADE...much like 'The Spook Who Sat by the Door'...which came out the same year...both probably receiving the same, shelved fate at the box office...BECAUSE they were such anomalies...with themes that understandably made white America...unsettled, to say the least. And a nod to Vic Morrow's character...HORRIBLE how this GREAT actor died in real life. He, too, was VERY good in this movie...and pretty much anything, Like Williams, you will ever see him in. Well...it's about to come on (Bounce TV, 1:00 AM, 6/28/15...I WAS here!)...I'm going to watch it for a second time now...maybe with an amendment or two later (another post if compelled/allowed?). Be well movie enthusiasts! THIS one...is a rare gem! Update! 3:00 AM...just watched again. Surprised I remembered this movie so well and stand by my above review! Correction, however...'The Spook Who Sat By the Door' came out in '73...the same year as 'Soylent Green'...maybe I'll do reviews on those...2 of my favorites of ALL time...so simple reviews WON'T be as easy!


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Take 1974 movie limiluleigh
Discuss The Take (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?