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Shaft (1971 film)

5 Ratings: 3.2
A 1971 blaxploitation film starring Richard Roundtree and directed by Gordon Parks.

Shaft is a 1971 American blaxploitation film directed by Gordon Parks, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. An action film with elements of film noir, Shaft tells the story of a black private detective, John Shaft, who travels through Harlem and to the … see full wiki

Director: Gordon Parks
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: July 2, 1971
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Shaft (1971 film)
Quick Tip by . August 26, 2010
posted in Cult Cinema
Original poster... damn right!
Blaxploitation was never so good as when this bad dude hit theatres like a barrel of dynamite!      "Who's the black private dick   That's a sex machine to all the chicks   Shaft   Ya damn right      Who is the man   Who would risk his neck for his brother man   Shaft   Can you dig it      Who's the cat that won't cop out   When there's danger …
review by . May 19, 2009
Shaft's one bad mother....
Shaft was one of the first big budgeted "black exploitation" films to come out of Hollywood during the early seventies. The story follows a private eye named John Shaft who takes a case for a shady individual. The deeper Mister Shaft goes into the case the more complex he finds it to be. With the local mob and some nosy cops on his tail will Shaft be able to keep his street cred whilst keeping it real?      This film was rushed into production to capitalize on Sweet …
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