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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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Franklin Coen, G.F. Newman (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Billy Dee Williams ... Sneed
Eddie Albert ... Chief Berrigan
Frankie Avalon ... Danny James
Sorrell Booke ... Oscar
Tracy Reed ... Nancy
Albert Salmi ... Dolek
Vic Morrow ... Manso
A Martinez ... Tallbear
James Luisi ... Benedetto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kathrine Baumann ... James' Girl (as Kathy Bauman)
John Davis Chandler ... Man with Braces (as John Chandler)
Robert Miller Driscoll ... Elliot
Kathleen Hughes ... School Nurse
William Sargent William Sargent ... Barry Indus
Vernon Weddle 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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Whose side is he on? Who is paying who? Who is the informer? See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cash See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Production Co:

World Film Services See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eight years and three weeks after the july 2, 1974 release of this film, actor Vic Morrow is tragically killed on July 23, 1982 on the set while filming The Twilight Zone movie. See more »

Goofs

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 cfc_canSee 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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