A Piece of the Action

A Piece of the Action

135 mins | Comedy, Thriller | Oct. 7, 1977

How does retired cop Joshua Burke (James Earl Jones) get two career criminals, Manny Durrell (Sidney Poitier) and Dave Anderson (Bill Cosby), to follow the straight and narrow? Con them into helping juvenile delinquents turn over a new leaf. But how? Burke has never been able to nail the duo, but he uses what he knows of their seedy past to blackmail them into volunteering.

A Piece of the Action

135 mins | Comedy, Thriller | Oct. 7, 1977

A Piece of the Action
How does retired cop Joshua Burke (James Earl Jones) get two career criminals, Manny Durrell (Sidney Poitier) and Dave Anderson (Bill Cosby), to follow the straight and narrow? Con them into helping juvenile delinquents turn over a new leaf. But how? Burke has never been able to nail the duo, but he uses what he knows of their seedy past to blackmail them into volunteering.
IMDb rating 6.5
Producers First Artists, Verdon Productions Limited
Original title A Piece of the Action
Directors Sidney Poitier
Writers Charles Blackwell, Timothy March

Cast

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

Ja'net DuBois

as Nellie Bond

Titos Vandis

as Bruno

Frances Foster

as Bea Quitman

Jason Evers

as Ty Shorter

Marc Lawrence

as Louie