DirectorSidney Poitier Initial DVD releaseJanuary 13, 2004 Duration CountryUnited States
WriterCharles Blackwell, Timothy March Release dateOctober 7, 1977 (1977-10-07) CastSidney 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 moviesMad Max: Fury Road, Memories of Murder, Blackhat, John Wick, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Gone Girl
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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.
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
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.