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Piece Of The Action, A

Piece Of The Action, A(1977)

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Brief Synopsis

Manny and Dave are Chicago con artists who specialize in cheating people who take advantage of the poor. When they are blackmailed by a retired policeman into giving something back to the community, they start volunteering as career counselors for a group of uncooperative teens at the community center. Manny is beginning to enjoy helping the students when his work there in interrupted by the arrival of his girlfriend's overbearing parents and a mobster who has discovered that he cheated him.

Cast & Crew

Sidney Poitier Director
Sidney Poitier Manny Durrell
Bill Cosby Dave Anderson
James Earl Jones Detective Joshua Burke
Denise Nicholas Lila French
Hope Clarke Sarah Thomas
Tracy Reed Nikki Mclean
Frances Foster Bea Quitman
Jason Evers Ty Shorter
Ja'Net Du Bois Nellie Bond
Sheryl Lee Ralph Barbara Hanley
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MPAA Ratings:  PG Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1977 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Color (Metrocolor) Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Verdon Productions .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Dance Theatre Of Harlem .....Production Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (Mgm) .....Production Company, Warner Bros. Pictures .....Studio, Warner Bros. Pictures International .....World Wide Theatrical Distributor, Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)
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