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A Piece of the Action

  • Comedy
  • Crime/detective
  • 1977
  • Sidney Poitier
  • 129 mins
  • 15

Summary

A retired Chicago cop blackmails two rich thieves to "volunteer" helping juvenile delinquents change paths.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

The third teaming of Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby (after Uptown Saturday Night and Let's Do It Again) continues their comic misadventures as two con artists up to their ears in complications. This time they avoid a jail sentence by volunteering to work with under-privileged kids. Although a well-intentioned, occasionally funny farce, exploiting the easy charm and chemistry between the two able leads, Poitier's direction tends to overemphasise the more preachy and saccharine elements.

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Credits

Cast

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Manny DurrellSidney Poitier
Dave AndersonBill Cosby
Joshua BurkeJames Earl Jones
Lila FrenchDenise Nicholas
Sarah ThomasHope Clarke
Nikki McLeanTracy Reed
BrunoTitos Vandis

Crew

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DirectorSidney Poitier

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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