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A Piece of the Action

  • Film

Time Out says

Poitier and Cosby, successful thieves and pointedly more honest than the organisations they rob, suddenly acquire a social conscience when blackmailed by a retired cop (Jones) into doing time at the local community centre and using their knowhow to prepare a bunch of dead end kids for society. Instead of usefully contemplating the subversive implications of such an arrangement, A Piece of the Action abandons the idea that society's there for the taking in favour of wholesale sincerity and homespun philosophy. The result is best described as integration comedy: a kind of black version of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People.
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Release Details

  • Duration:135 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sidney Poitier
  • Screenwriter:Charles Blackwell
  • Cast:
    • Sidney Poitier
    • Bill Cosby
    • James Earl Jones
    • Denise Nicholas
    • Hope Clark
    • Tracy Reed
    • Titos Vandis
    • Frances Foster
    • Jason Evers
    • Marc Lawrence
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