5.7/10
96
3 user 2 critic

The Take (1974)

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, G.F. Newman (novel) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Hit! (1973)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Federal Agent, whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose, is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.

Director: Oscar Williams
Stars: Billy Dee Williams, D'Urville Martin, Celia Milius
The Hostage Tower (TV Movie 1980)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Criminal takes hostages on the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Director: Claudio Guzmán
Stars: Peter Fonda, Maud Adams, Billy Dee Williams
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A pair of detectives is assigned to investigate a murder, and discover a trail of corruption and criminal activity that leads right back to their own police department.

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Robert Carradine, Billy Dee Williams, Valerie Bertinelli
Mahogany (1975)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring ... See full summary »

Directors: Berry Gordy, Tony Richardson, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins
Fear City (1984)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and maimed by a psycho-killer. A conflicted ex-boxer-turned-talent-manager and his business partner and friend, who represent some of the girls, set out to find him before he strikes again.

Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Scalia
Adventure | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A detective is framed for a murder he didn't commit.

Directors: Larry Cohen, William Tannen
Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Vanity, Morgan Fairchild
Black Gunn (1972)
Action | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Stars: Jim Brown, Martin Landau, Brenda Sykes
Nighthawks (1981)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Conservative street cop DaSilva reluctantly agrees to terminate an international terrorist who has demanded media attention. But DaSilva's "at-home" tactics are very much put to the challenge.

Directors: Bruce Malmuth, Gary Nelson
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams
Carter's Army (TV Movie 1970)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A racist officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Germans.

Director: George McCowan
Stars: Stephen Boyd, Robert Hooks, Susan Oliver
Corruption (1968)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A doctor goes to extreme lengths--even murder--to restore the badly burned face of his fiancée.

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Stars: Peter Cushing, Sue Lloyd, Noel Trevarthen
Edit

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
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Meet the brother with a badge . . . on the take who takes on the mob and wins both ways! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

World Film Services See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Billy Dee Williams and Vic Morrow previously appeared in The Glass House (1972). 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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is actually a VERY unique movie!
28 June 2015 | by jeffdiggySee all my reviews

I'm giving this movie a high/er mark because it is VERY unique! In fact I'd give it higher than an 8, but everything MUST have a flaw...the '8' is actually like a '10'...or '11' on an amplifier...or "ludicrous speed", heh heh! Billy Dee's character is a VERY confident, effective yet crooked cop. Imagine that...a character like that...in 1974! He REALLY is the star of the movie and takes no shorts! But, surprisingly, he also prevails in the end! Amazing! It would seem that, in those times especially, white audiences would have wanted to see this black character fall in the end. He's a bad guy...who prevails in the end! Not even white characters did this often back then! Billy is VERY smooth in this movie...a testament to how big a star he was/IS...and I'm CERTAIN this role helped him Land the 'Lando' character a relative few years later...because, again, it is such a RARE character...to even have existed in movie history...and, I can't emphasize enough, at THAT time in our, American history! You get the feeling this movie slipped though the cracks to even be MADE...much like 'The Spook Who Sat by the Door'...which came out the same year...both probably receiving the same, shelved fate at the box office...BECAUSE they were such anomalies...with themes that understandably made white America...unsettled, to say the least. And a nod to Vic Morrow's character...HORRIBLE how this GREAT actor died in real life. He, too, was VERY good in this movie...and pretty much anything, Like Williams, you will ever see him in. Well...it's about to come on (Bounce TV, 1:00 AM, 6/28/15...I WAS here!)...I'm going to watch it for a second time now...maybe with an amendment or two later (another post if compelled/allowed?). Be well movie enthusiasts! THIS one...is a rare gem! Update! 3:00 AM...just watched again. Surprised I remembered this movie so well and stand by my above review! Correction, however...'The Spook Who Sat By the Door' came out in '73...the same year as 'Soylent Green'...maybe I'll do reviews on those...2 of my favorites of ALL time...so simple reviews WON'T be as easy!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed