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The Take (1974)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | May 1974 (USA)
Crime fighter Terry Sneed arrives in New Mexico to help out a local police chief - but he's already taking money from the underworld.

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Sneed
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Chief Berrigan
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Danny James
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Oscar
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Nancy
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Dolek
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Manso
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Tallbear
James Luisi ...
Benedetto
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James' Girl (as Kathy Bauman)
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Man with Braces (as John Chandler)
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Elliot
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School Nurse
William Sargent ...
Barry Indus
Vernon Weddle ...
Vanessi
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Crime fighter Terry Sneed arrives in New Mexico to help out a local police chief - but he's already taking money from the underworld.

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When a cop's on the take, it takes a cop to take him . . . See more »

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Billy Dee Williams and Vic Morrow previously appeared in The Glass House (1972). See more »

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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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Very Mild!
27 June 2002 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

At first glance, this seems like a good underworld melodrama/action flick but it's so poorly put together that it's unlikely to satisfy many. The film has the look and feel of a TV-movie and even by 1974, seems to have cheap production values. Most of the actors, especially Williams, seem to walk through their roles and the minimal action/violence scenes are so mild, they produce little effect. It is interesting though to see Sorrell Booke (Boss Hogg from the Dukes of Hazzard)in a straight role. You may not recognize him right away as he seems so different. It's also odd to see Frankie Avalon play a whining, pathetic hood. Given the cast and the premise though, you'd expect a lot more. Williams was an up and comer at the time this was made. It may be one of the reasons why he never quite made it as a mainstream movie star or even as a TV star.


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