An ex-Miami cop just back from prison for corruption gets caught up in the Florida drug trade.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cyborg Cop (1993)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Ex DEA agent Jack receives an emergency message from his brother Phillip, whose team was ambushed on the Caribbean island of St. Keith. Jack goes to St. Keith to find his brother, who has ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: David Bradley, John Rhys-Davies, Todd Jensen
Double Impact (1991)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death.

Director: Sheldon Lettich
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw
The Rift (1990)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I", which has mysteriously disappeared in a submarine rift. Things go awry when they begin to find... See full summary »

Director: Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Jack Scalia, R. Lee Ermey, Ray Wise
I'm Dangerous Tonight (TV Movie 1990)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Ancient mummy of an Aztec priest is discovered. Unfortunately, the priest's cloak is cursed and anyone who wears it becomes a psychopathic killer. A student who turned into a dress and her college professor try to find it and destroy it.

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Mädchen Amick, Corey Parker, Daisy Hall
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A tough sergeant and his sidekick roll into a demoralized firebase and proceed to rebuild morale and fortifications in advance of the climactic battle with the VietCong.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A group of embittered ex-cops use a chemical spill to raid the banks and homes of Beverly Hills.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Ken Wahl, Matt Frewer, Harley Jane Kozak
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Follows a group of men as they prepare for the Vietnam war and their eventual tour of Vietnam.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, James Canning
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community.

Director: Charles B. Griffith
Stars: Sam Bottoms, Susanne Reed, Virgil Frye
Deathstone (1990)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Two U.S. Marine investigators looking into a series of grisly murders in Manila discover that the crimes are tied to an amulet with a 400-year-old curse on it that has unleashed supernatural forces.

Director: Andrew Prowse
Stars: R. Lee Ermey, Jan-Michael Vincent, Nancy Everhard
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.

Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Sharkey ...
Dennis
...
Weller
...
Barry Shaw
Joe Lala
...
Delaney
...
Coco Cardona
...
Victor Menocal
Nelson Oramas ...
Detective Diaz
...
Luis Menocal
Tony Bolano ...
Flaco
...
Elena (as Lonnie Shaw)
Christopher Pianno ...
Vallone
Bobby J. Foxworth ...
Big John
Alfredo Álvarez Calderón ...
Indio
...
Shel
Edit

Storyline

An ex-cop (Ray Sharkey) who was sent to prison for corruption runs into an old friend, a talk show host Larry Manetti). Going with the host to his girl friend's house, they arrive to find her dead of an overdose after having a fling with a doctor. The host goes berserk, kills the doctor, and takes off with a case of cocaine the doctor has. Unfortunately the case belongs to the Cuban mob, whose leader (Orestes Matacena) is the doctor's brother. The mob goes after the host. But when the host turns up dead, the mob demands Sharkey to find the missing drugs or else. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chantage à la cocaïne  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Formulaic plot concerns decided as per viewer expectations.
9 April 2002 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

With a setting in Miami and its environs, and with Cuban Leon Ichaso directing in his normal kinetic fashion, TAKE presents a storyline concerning Dennis Delaney (Ray Sharkey), an ex-policeman who is released after four years in prison following a conviction for an aborted drug-dealer rip-off, and who attempts to reclaim a portion of his reputation while strengthening his marriage to his loyal indeed wife Sally (Lisa Hartman). Delaney, working as a security guard at a jai-alai gambling club, becomes friendly with a former Miami radio personality, Barry Shaw (Larry Manetti, who also produces here), and when Shaw is entangled in a grab at profit involving murder, heroin, and local Cuban narcotics kingpin Victor Menocal (Orestes Matacena), the former policeman finds that he is drawn into a dangerous morass. There are some clever components within the dialogue and some interesting casting, particularly that of Nelson Oramas as Delaney's former supervisor who remains faithful to their comradeship, (Oramas an actual lieutenant with Metro-Dade Police at the time of filming), with Matacena having conquered over the largely Cuban group of actors to garner the film's acting laurels, with his portrayal of a drug lord being nicely tatted with ambiguity. However, the writing is slipshod and the direction and editing often leave the players hanging, Ichaso favouring local colour and scenes of Latin dance to the detriment of what should be a tighter scenario, while Sharkey amiably saunters through the film, seemingly not terribly much involved with his admittedly hackneyed role responsibilities.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Take (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?