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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 ... See full summary »

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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 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 <aburner@erols.com>

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A delightfully delicious dilemma!

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27 February 1978 (Denmark)  »

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Ausgetrickst  »

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Sheryl Lee Ralph's film debut. See more »

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When Manny lays back on the couch, the position of his right hand changes between shots. See more »

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A Piece Of The Action
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Mavis Staples
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This film is hilarious - inner city nostalgia at its best
10 March 1999 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

This is a funny movie! I first saw this film when I was 12 years old. This had to be Sheryl Lee Ralph's break out role...she's good.(I use to imitate her part down to the neck roll). Cosby and Poitier were a great duo. They were cool when cool was COOL - even when they were dancing at the end...hilarious! This film ran during the times when Blaxploitation films were in, but it's not what I would call a Blaxpolitation film...It's drama and "back in the day" comedy ...Cosby style. I really enjoyed this film and would love to see it rerun. I haven't belly laughed in a while.


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