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Richard Roundtree Richard Roundtree
John Shaft
Moses Gunn Moses Gunn
Bumpy Jonas
Charles Cioffi Charles Cioffi
Vic Androzzi
Christopher St. John Christopher St. John
Ben Buford
Gwenn Mitchell Gwenn Mitchell
Ellie Moore
Lawrence Pressman Lawrence Pressman
Tom Hannon
Victor Arnold Victor Arnold

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Ernest Tidyman Ernest Tidyman
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John D.F. Black John D.F. Black


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The best of the so called "Blaxplotation" movies!


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The original Shaft came out in the early to late 70's and starred Richard Roundtree. What many people don't know is that like James Bond, Shaft was based on a series of novels. The author in fact does say that the character of John Shaft, is an African American version of James Bond.

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Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Release date: 2 July 1971
UPC: 012569505124
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