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The book Shaft was made into the movie Shaft.

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Book details for Shaft

Shaft was written by Ernest Tidyman. The book was published in 1970 by Trafalgar Square. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Movie details for Shaft

The movie was released in 2000. Shaft was produced by Warner Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Moses Gunn, Richard Roundtree, Victor Arnold (II), Dominic Barto, Sherri Brewer, Drew Bundini Brown, Charles Cioffi, Edmund Hashim, Arnold Johnson, Al Kirk, Tommy Lane, Joseph Leon, Gwenn Mitchell, Lawrence Pressman, Rex Robbins, Christopher St. John, George Strus, Margaret Warncke and Camille Yarbrough.

 

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Gordon Parks (The Learning Tree) directed this 1971 detective story about John Shaft (Richard Roundtree), an African American private eye who has a rocky relationship with cops, an even rockier one with Harlem gangsters, and a healthy sex life. The script... Read More
Gordon Parks (The Learning Tree) directed this 1971 detective story about John Shaft (Richard Roundtree), an African American private eye who has a rocky relationship with cops, an even rockier one with Harlem gangsters, and a healthy sex life. The script finds Shaft tracking down the kidnapped daughter of a black mobster, but the pleasure of the film is the sum of its attitude, Roundtree's uncompromising performance, and the thrilling, Oscar-winning score by Isaac Hayes. Parks seems fond of certain detective genre clichés (e.g., the hero walking into his low-rent office and finding a hood waiting to talk with him), but he and Roundtree make those moments their own. Shaft had a couple of sequels and a follow-up television series, but none had the impact this movie did. --Tom Keogh