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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.

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
John Davis Chandler ... Man with Braces (as John Chandler)
William Sargent William Sargent ... Barry Indus
Vernon Weddle ... Vanessi
Kathrine Baumann ... James' Girl (as Kathy Bauman)
Dick Yarmy Dick Yarmy ... Roclair
Kathleen Hughes ... School Nurse
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A cop on the take . . . takes on the mob and wins both ways! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The $10,000 in cash the Chief finds on Sneed would equate to over $55,000 in 2019. See more »

Goofs

When Manso and crew go to meet Sneed out on a grassy field almost an hour into the picture, a shadow of the camera and operator is visible on the ground as the camera pans left. See more »

Quotes

Sneed: Now get that god damn tent off! Now!
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Soundtracks

This Time's Gonna Be the Last Time
Vocal by Patty Schultz
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Marsha Karlin
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Take off

This is like a CBS Made-for-TV version of a blaksploitation version of Dirty Harry. Billy Dee always was second-rate. And the rest of the cast is strictly TV quality. It has about as much grit as a silk handkerchief. I mean, Frankie Avalon as a tweaker? Come on, now. I half-expected Starsky & Hutch to make a cameo in one of their goofy disguises, maybe with Huggy Bear in tow for comic relief. New Mexico features nicely so I assume the N.M Film Development Corp kicked in some coin to get this film made. They didn't get their money's worth.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cash See more »

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Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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