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Genre  Crime, Comedy
Music director  Curtis Mayfield
Language  English
6.4/10 IMDb

Director  Sidney Poitier
Initial DVD release  January 13, 2004
Country  United States
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Writer  Charles Blackwell, Timothy March
Release date  October 7, 1977 (1977-10-07)
Cast  Sidney Poitier (Manny Durrell), Bill Cosby (Dave Anderson), James Earl Jones (Joshua Burke), Denise Nicholas (Lila French), Hope Clarke (Sarah Thomas), Tracy Reed (Nikki McLean)
Similar movies  Mad Max: Fury Road, Memories of Murder, Blackhat, John Wick, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Gone Girl
Tagline  A delightfully delicious dilemma!

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A Piece of the Action is a 1977 American crime comedy film directed by and starring Sidney Poitier and co-starring Bill Cosby. It was the third film pairing of Poitier and Cosby, following Uptown Saturday Night (1974) and Let's Do It Again (1975). The films are considered a trilogy, even though the actors play characters with different names in each film. It was also Poitier's last acting role for more than a decade, as he focused his attentions on directing only.


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Dave Anderson (Cosby) and Manny Durrell (Poitier) are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke (Jones) 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 a past heist comes back to haunt them and they have to make up for it or else.


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  • Sir Sidney Poitier as Manny Durrell
  • Bill Cosby as Dave Anderson
  • James Earl Jones as Joshua Burke
  • Denise Nicholas as Lila French
  • Hope Clarke as Sarah Thomas
  • Tracy Reed as Nikki McLean
  • Titos Vandis as Bruno
  • Frances Foster as Bea Quitman
  • Jason Evers as Ty Shorter
  • Marc Lawrence as Louie
  • Ja'net Dubois as Nellie Bond
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Hanley
  • Ernest Lee Thomas as John
  • Estelle Evans as Alberta Ballard
  • Remakes

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    In 2002, it was announced that Will Smith and his production company, Overbrook Entertainment, had secured the rights to the trilogy for remakes to star Smith and to be distributed by Warner Bros.. Smith stated that he hoped to get Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence and other famous African-American stars to be in the films.

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