A Piece of the Action (1977)

Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke 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.

Director: Sidney Poitier.
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Denise Nicholas, Hope Clarke, Tracy Reed, Titos Vandis, Frances Foster, Jason Evers, Marc Lawrence, Ja’net DuBois, Sheryl Lee Ralph.

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One Comment

  1. Michael
    September 17, 2018
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    Guilty pleasure. Always enjoy watching Sidney Poitier

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