The Take (1974)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  May 1974 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Chief Berrigan
Danny James
Tracy Reed ...
James Luisi ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James' Girl (as Kathy Bauman)
John Davis Chandler ...
Man with Braces (as John Chandler)
Robert Miller Driscoll ...
School Nurse
William Sargent ...
Barry Indus
Vernon Weddle ...


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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 »

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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 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 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.'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 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 simple reviews WON'T be as easy!

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