A Piece of the Action is a 1977 American comedy film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Gene Hackman, James Caan, and Al Pacino. The film is about three small-time crooks who try to rob a mob-owned casino in Las Vegas. The film begins with three friends, Harry (Hackman), Luther (Caan), and Sidney (Pacino), who are planning to rob a mob-owned casino in Las Vegas. They have been planning the robbery for years, and they are finally ready to put their plan into action. The three men arrive in Las Vegas and rent a room at a hotel. They then begin to case the casino. They learn that the casino is owned by a mob boss named Tony (John Cazale). They also learn that the casino is heavily guarded. The three men decide to rob the casino on a Friday night. They know that the casino will be crowded on Friday night, and they believe that they will be able to blend in with the crowd. On Friday night, the three men enter the casino and start to play blackjack. They win a few hands, and they build up a small bankroll. They then start to bet more money, and they eventually win a large sum of money. The three men then leave the casino and go to their hotel room. They celebrate their victory, and they start to plan how they will spend their money. The next morning, the three men wake up to find that the police are waiting for them. The police have been tipped off about the robbery, and they have arrested the three men. The three men are taken to jail, and they are charged with robbery. They are eventually found guilty and sentenced to prison. A Piece of the Action is a comedy film about three small-time crooks who try to rob a mob-owned casino in Las Vegas. The film is full of humor, suspense, and action.

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A Piece Of The Action (1977)

Comedy/Crime

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A Piece of the Action is a 1977 American comedy film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Gene Hackman, James Caan, and Al Pacino. The film is about three small-time crooks who try to rob a mob-owned casino in Las Vegas. The film begins with three friends, Harry (Hackman), Luther (Caan), and Sidney (Pacino), who are planning to rob a mob-owned casino in Las Vegas. They have been planning the robbery for years, and they are finally ready to put their plan into action. The three men arrive in Las Vegas and rent a room at a hotel. They then begin to case the casino. They learn that the casino is owned by a mob boss named Tony (John Cazale). They also learn that the casino is heavily guarded. The three men decide to rob the casino on a Friday night. They know that the casino will be crowded on Friday night, and they believe that they will be able to blend in with the crowd. On Friday night, the three men enter the casino and start to play blackjack. They win a few hands, and they build up a small bankroll. They then start to bet more money, and they eventually win a large sum of money. The three men then leave the casino and go to their hotel room. They celebrate their victory, and they start to plan how they will spend their money. The next morning, the three men wake up to find that the police are waiting for them. The police have been tipped off about the robbery, and they have arrested the three men. The three men are taken to jail, and they are charged with robbery. They are eventually found guilty and sentenced to prison. A Piece of the Action is a comedy film about three small-time crooks who try to rob a mob-owned casino in Las Vegas. The film is full of humor, suspense, and action.

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Sidney Poitier

Manny Durrell
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Bill Cosby

Dave Anderson
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James Earl Jones

Joshua Burke
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Denise Nicholas

Lila French
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Hope Clarke

Sarah Thomas
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Tracy Reed

Nikki McLean
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Titos Vandis

Bruno
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Frances Foster

Bea Quitman
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Jason Evers

Ty Shorter
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Marc Lawrence

Louie
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Ja'Net Dubois

Nellie Bond
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Larry Beecham

Percy 'Bubba' Watkins
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Thomas Benjamin

Anthony
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Tamu Blackwell

Cheryl
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Jack Brami

Jesus
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Gammy Burdett

Emma McLean
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Gloria Delaney

Secretary
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Rudy Diaz

Stosh
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Dianne Dixon

Denise Orville
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Estelle Evans

Alberta Ballard
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Kurt Grayson

Dirk
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Eric Laneuville

Gerald
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Edward Love

Willie Mangum
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Bryan O'Dell

Roscoe
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Cyril Poitier

Mr. Theodore
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Sherri Poitier

Cookie
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Sheryl Lee Ralph

Barbara Hanley
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Albert Reed

Randolph Ballard
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Pat Renella

Nikos
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Angus Scrimm

Monk (as Lawrence Guy)
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Karole Selmon

Sheila Moran
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Essex Smith

Maintenance Man
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Wonderful Smith

Daniel McLean
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Ernest Thomas

John
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Theoris Usher

Malcom Pomeroy
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Steve Vignari

Cesar
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Bill Walker

Clair Hurst
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Candy Ward

Hedda Champion
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James Wheaton

Voisin Waiter
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Frances E. Williams

Naomi Chamberlain
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Gammy Singer

Mrs. McLean (uncredited)
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Charles Walker

Parking lot attendant (uncredited)
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Sidney Poitier

Director
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Disc Releases
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A Piece of the Action / Uptown Saturday Night

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/31/2006

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A Piece Of The Action

(DVD)

1/13/2004

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