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.

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  1. Charles Blackwell


  2. Sidney Poitier


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  1. Sidney Poitier

    Sidney Poitier

    Manny Durrell

  2. Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby

    Dave Anderson

  3. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

    Joshua Burke

  4. Denise Nicholas

    Denise Nicholas

    Lila French

  5. HC

    Hope Clarke

    Sarah Thomas

  6. Tracy Reed

    Tracy Reed

    Nikki McLean

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 15m

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  • October 7, 1977



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