Shaft

Shaft poster
John Shaft is the ultimate in suave black detectives. He first finds himself up against Bumpy, the leader of the Black crime mob, then against Black nationals, and finally working with both against the White Mafia who are trying to blackmail Bumpy by kidnapping his daughter.

Director: Gordon Parks
Writer: Ernest Tidyman (screenplay), John D.F. Black (screenplay), Ernest Tidyman (novel)
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Year: 1971
MetaScore: 66/100
ImdbRating: 6.6
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 02 Jul 1971
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations.


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Movie Video Clips

That's a sex machine to all the chicks - screenshot from movie Shaft
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That's a sex machine to all the chicks
Where the hell are you going - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Where the hell are you going
Snow White - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Snow White
This is Shaft - screenshot from movie Shaft
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This is Shaft
I got laid - screenshot from movie Shaft
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I got laid
Don't let your mouth get your ass in trouble - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Don't let your mouth get your ass in...
Wrong Number - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Wrong Number
You alright - screenshot from movie Shaft
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You alright
Warms my black heart to see you so concerned about us minority folks - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Warms my black heart to see you so...
I can't make it - screenshot from movie Shaft
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I can't make it
Take it easy - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Take it easy
Got to see if you're clean before you can see the Man - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Got to see if you're clean before you...
Please close the door - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Please close the door
That's some cold shit - screenshot from movie Shaft
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That's some cold shit
When you lead your revolution - screenshot from movie Shaft
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When you lead your revolution
I'm lookin' for a nigger named John Shaft - screenshot from movie Shaft
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I'm lookin' for a nigger named John...
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Get out the way
Have a chair - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Have a chair
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Close it yourself
When will I hear from you - screenshot from movie Shaft
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When will I hear from you
A lot of hyped up black people give you that money you're spendin' - screenshot from movie Shaft
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A lot of hyped up black people give you...
You got a minute - screenshot from movie Shaft
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You got a minute
Don't ever threaten me again - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Don't ever threaten me again
You're really great in the sack - screenshot from movie Shaft
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You're really great in the sack
I thought the money didn't matter to you - screenshot from movie Shaft
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I thought the money didn't matter to you
Watch your mouth - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Watch your mouth
You're a cagey spook - screenshot from movie Shaft
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You're a cagey spook
Got yourself a nice shine - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Got yourself a nice shine
They're soul brothers - screenshot from movie Shaft
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They're soul brothers
That depends - screenshot from movie Shaft
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That depends
Don't jive me - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Don't jive me
My baby never sold nothin' to nobody - screenshot from movie Shaft
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My baby never sold nothin' to nobody
Stay loose - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Stay loose
I'm gonna leave you with some friends - screenshot from movie Shaft
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I'm gonna leave you with some friends
This is Ben Buford - screenshot from movie Shaft
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This is Ben Buford
You're lyin' - screenshot from movie Shaft
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You're lyin'
It's a nice pad you got here - screenshot from movie Shaft
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It's a nice pad you got here
Come here - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Come here
That big eared Captain I got was listening - screenshot from movie Shaft
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That big eared Captain I got was...
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Plus expenses
Somethings on the boil - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Somethings on the boil
I'm not asking you to sell out - screenshot from movie Shaft
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I'm not asking you to sell out
What the hell is this - screenshot from movie Shaft
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What the hell is this
That ain't their thing - screenshot from movie Shaft
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That ain't their thing
Till we find out why they're dead - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Till we find out why they're dead
It looks like war comin' - screenshot from movie Shaft
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It looks like war comin'
You grabbed a dope hustler up here from the Mafia - screenshot from movie Shaft
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You grabbed a dope hustler up here from...
Don't jive me man - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Don't jive me man
That's all booze - screenshot from movie Shaft
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That's all booze
How about me taking over the bar for awhile - screenshot from movie Shaft
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How about me taking over the bar for...
I'm thirsty - screenshot from movie Shaft
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I'm thirsty
Get on the phone - screenshot from movie Shaft
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Get on the phone
I want you - screenshot from movie Shaft
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I want you

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

John Shaft - Richard Roundtree
Bumpy Jonas - Moses Gunn
Vic Androzzi - Charles Cioffi
Ellie Moore - Gwenn Mitchell
Tom Hannon - Lawrence Pressman
Charlie - Victor Arnold
Rollie - Rex Robbins
Dina Greene - Camille Yarbrough
Byron Leibowitz - Joseph Leon
Carmen - George Strus
Leroy - Tommy Lane
Sims - Al Kirk
Dr. Sam - Shimen Ruskin
Blind Vendor - Lee Steele
Mal - Damu King
Remmy - Donny Burks
Davies - Tony King
Bey Newfield - Benjamin R. Rixson
Dotts - Dennis Tate
Brother #1 - Adam Wade
Brother #2 - James Hainesworth
Peerce - Ed Bernard
Tony (as Ed Barth) - Eddie Barth
Waitress - Robin Nolan
Billy - Ron Tannas
Mrs. Androzzi - Betty Bresler
Counterman - Gonzalo Madurga
Elevator Man - Paul Nevens
Elevator Starter - Jon Richards
Apartment Landlord - Gordon Parks
Child - Woni Spotts