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A Piece of the Action
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Sidney Poitier

Released in the USA on October 07 of 1977, "A Piece of the Action" (also known as "Ausgetrickst") is a Crime/Comedy film directed by Sidney Poitier . Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby are starring, alongside James Earl Jones, Denise Nicholas, Hope Clarke and Tracy Reed.

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Who directed "A Piece of the Action":

A Piece of the Action was directed by Sidney Poitier, an American actor, director, and writer.

Before A Piece of the Action, Sidney Poitier had directed Let's Do It Again, released in 1975, Uptown Saturday Night (1974), A Warm December (1973), Buck and the Preacher (1972). Since, he directed Stir Crazy, released in 1980, Hanky Panky (1982), Ghost Dad (1990).

What was the release date of "A Piece of the Action":

A Piece of the Action was first released in the United States on Friday, October 07, 1977. Also released on this day were Novecento (dir. Bernardo Bertolucci) and Oh, God! (dir. Carl Reiner). This was forty-two (42) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, October 21, 1983 in Germany.

Who is at the casting of "A Piece of the Action":

At the casting of A Piece of the Action we find Sidney Poitier, previously seen in Let's Do It Again (1975) and The Wilby Conspiracy (1975); Bill Cosby (Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976), Let's Do It Again (1975)); James Earl Jones (The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977), Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)) [ more... ]

  • Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby and Denise Nicholas also appeared in Let's Do It Again, released in 1975.
  • Bill Cosby and Frances Foster also appeared together in Malcolm X, released in 1992.
  • Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby can also be seen in Uptown Saturday Night, released in 1974.
  • James Earl Jones and Bill Cosby also appeared together in The Meteor Man, released in 1993.

What is the Storyline of "A Piece of the Action":

Dave Anderson (Cosby) and Manny Durrell (Poitier) are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke (Jones) 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. [...]

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