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A Piece of the Action (1977)

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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Crime | Comedy

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27 February 1978 (Denmark)  »

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Sheryl Lee Ralph's film debut. See more »

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When Mr. Bruno gives the case to Mrs. Foster, the hand holding the case changes. See more »

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Getting Deeper
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Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Mavis Staples
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A Piece of the Action
27 May 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Cosby and Poitier team up again for more laughs as two likable con men who are blackmailed into helping delinquent youths. The pacing is still fine and both stars continue their hot streak together. James Earl Jones co-stars.


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