"Shaft" quotes

Shaft poster
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

Director: Gordon Parks
Writer: Ernest Tidyman, John D.F. Black
Production: N/A
Year: 1971
MetaScore: 66/100
ImdbRating: 6.6
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 02 Jul 1971
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 6 nominations total

50 Clips

You know I can't go to the cops - Shaft 00:58
You know I can't go to the cops
How about me taking over the bar for awhile - Shaft 00:17
How about me taking over the bar for awhile
You grabbed a dope hustler up here from the Mafia - Shaft 00:33
You grabbed a dope hustler up here from the Mafia
Close it yourself - Shaft 00:10
Close it yourself
Please close the door - Shaft 00:19
Please close the door
Get on the phone - Shaft 00:17
Get on the phone
That's all booze - Shaft 00:09
That's all booze
That's what honky's government pays a cat in the army for insurance - Shaft 01:03
That's what honky's government pays a cat in the army for...
Don't jive me man - Shaft 00:59
Don't jive me man
Till we find out why they're dead - Shaft 00:58
Till we find out why they're dead
That ain't their thing - Shaft 00:21
That ain't their thing
What the hell is this - Shaft 00:16
What the hell is this
I'm not asking you to sell out - Shaft 00:11
I'm not asking you to sell out
Watch your mouth - Shaft 00:10
Watch your mouth
I thought the money didn't matter to you - Shaft 00:28
I thought the money didn't matter to you
Some other time - Shaft 00:13
Some other time
It's a nice pad you got here - Shaft 00:20
It's a nice pad you got here
This is Ben Buford - Shaft 00:37
This is Ben Buford
It looks like war comin' - Shaft 00:48
It looks like war comin'
I'm gonna leave you with some friends - Shaft 00:34
I'm gonna leave you with some friends
My baby never sold nothin' to nobody - Shaft 00:26
My baby never sold nothin' to nobody
My  negro  friends don't walk around with rabbits feet no more - Shaft 00:36
My negro friends don't walk around with rabbits feet no...
Got yourself a nice shine - Shaft 00:25
Got yourself a nice shine
You're a cagey spook - Shaft 00:19
You're a cagey spook
And no questions asked about how I spend it - Shaft 00:21
And no questions asked about how I spend it
Don't ever threaten me again - Shaft 00:09
Don't ever threaten me again
You got a minute - Shaft 00:24
You got a minute
A lot of hyped up black people give you that money you're spendin' - Shaft 00:51
A lot of hyped up black people give you that money you're...
When will I hear from you - Shaft 00:24
When will I hear from you
I don't like your chair - Shaft 00:15
I don't like your chair
You're really great in the sack - Shaft 00:24
You're really great in the sack
I'm lookin' for a nigger named John Shaft - Shaft 00:59
I'm lookin' for a nigger named John Shaft
That's some cold shit - Shaft 00:33
That's some cold shit
When you lead your revolution - Shaft 00:14
When you lead your revolution
Are you alright - Shaft 00:17
Are you alright
I can't make it - Shaft 00:23
I can't make it
I got the right number - Shaft 00:17
I got the right number
Sooner or later - Shaft 00:18
Sooner or later
Where the hell are you going - Shaft 00:21
Where the hell are you going
Your case just busted wide open - Shaft 00:13
Your case just busted wide open
Cut the crap man - Shaft 00:26
Cut the crap man
Warms my black heart to see you so concerned about us minority folks - Shaft 00:43
Warms my black heart to see you so concerned about us...
Don't let your mouth get your ass in trouble - Shaft 00:18
Don't let your mouth get your ass in trouble
That's a sex machine to all the chicks - Shaft 01:10
That's a sex machine to all the chicks
Got to see if you're clean before you can see the Man - Shaft 00:41
Got to see if you're clean before you can see the Man
Get out the way - Shaft 00:10
Get out the way
They're soul brothers - Shaft 00:53
They're soul brothers
There's a girl over there - Shaft 01:28
There's a girl over there
That big eared Captain I got was listening - Shaft 01:04
That big eared Captain I got was listening
Somethings on the boil - Shaft 00:31
Somethings on the boil

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
Woman in Bar - Marlene Willoughby
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