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Gordon Parks Gordon Parks
Apartment Landlord
Ed Bernard Ed Bernard
Peerce
Adam Wade Adam Wade
Brother #1
Tony King Tony King
Davies
Shimen Ruskin Shimen Ruskin
Dr. Sam


Written by
John D.F. Black John D.F. Black
(screenplay)
Ernest Tidyman Ernest Tidyman
(screenplay) and


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9 years, 2 months ago at Aug 19 21:12
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The best of the so called "Blaxplotation" movies!

Review

6 years, 2 months ago at Aug 11 3:04
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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
Tags: Blaxploitation (9), 1971 (7), Crime (6), Action (6), Detective (5), 1970s (5), Thriller (4), Gangster (4), Drama (4), Action Hero (2), Essential Cinema (2), 70's (2), Trick (1), Racial Slur (1), Urban (1), Private Detective (1), Death Fall (1), Police (1), Organized Crime (1), Times Square (1)
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"First viewing - April 4th I'm not sure how I'd managed to not see Shaft all this time, especially given that I wasted money to see the Sam Jackson one in the theatre. But thankfully that's now been fixed, late as it may be. I appreciated the film overall and it's great to see Roundtree be such a badass for over and hour & a half. I felt like the film spent a bit too much time following Shaft as he walks around New York though, as these scenes eventually felt more like padding than anything esse"


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