Shaft (1971)

The mob wanted Harlem back. They got Shaft...up to here.

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1971-06-25
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 341 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Shaft Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Gordon Parks
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Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

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  • Richard Roundtree

    as John Shaft
  • Moses Gunn

    as Bumpy Jonas
  • Charles Cioffi

    as Vic Androzzi
  • Christopher St. John

    as Ben Buford
  • Gwenn Mitchell

    as Ellie Moore
  • Lawrence Pressman

    as Sergeant Tom Hannon
  • Victor Arnold

    as Charlie
  • Sherri Brewer

    as Marcy
  • Rex Robbins

    as Rollie
  • Camille Yarbrough

    as Dina Greene
  • Margaret Warncke

    as Linda
  • Joseph Leon

    as Byron Leibowitz
  • Arnold Johnson

    as Cul
  • Dominic Barto

    as Patsy
  • George Strus

    as Carmen
  • Edmund Hashim

    as Lee
  • Drew Bundini Brown

    as Willy
  • Tommy Lane

    as Leroy
  • Al Kirk

    as Sims
  • Shimen Ruskin

    as Dr. Sam
  • Antonio Fargas

    as Bunky
  • Gertrude Jeannette

    as Old Lady
  • Lee Steele

    as Blind Vendor
  • Damu King

    as Mal
  • Donny Burks

    as Remmy
  • Tony King

    as Davies
  • Benjamin R. Rixson

    as Bey Newfield
  • Ricardo Brown

    as Tully
  • Alan Weeks

    as Gus
  • Glenn Johnson

    as Char
  • Dennis Tate

    as Dotts
  • Adam Wade

    as Brother #1
  • James Hainesworth

    as Brother #2
  • Clee Burtonya

    as Sonny
  • Ed Bernard

    as Peerce
  • Eddie Barth

    as Tony
  • Joe Pronto

    as Dom
  • Robin Nolan

    as Waitress
  • Ron Tannas

    as Billy
  • Betty Bresler

    as Mrs. Androzzi
  • Gonzalo Madurga

    as Counterman
  • Paul Nevens

    as Elevator Man
  • Jon Richards

    as Elevator Starter
Production Judith Lamb Casting
Art Emanuel Gerard Art Direction
Production Joel Freeman Producer
Writing Ernest Tidyman Novel
Production Ernest Tidyman Executive Producer
Production David Golden Producer
Sound Isaac Hayes Original Music Composer
Camera Urs Furrer Director of Photography
Production Stirling Silliphant Executive Producer
Sound J.J. Johnson Original Music Composer
Writing Ernest Tidyman Screenplay
Writing John D.F. Black Screenplay
Production Roger H. Lewis Producer
Editing Hugh A. Robertson Editor
Directing Gordon Parks Director
Costume & Make-Up Martin Bell Makeup Artist
Art Robert Drumheller Set Decoration
Crew Bob Herron Stunts
Crew Joe Pronto Stunts
Crew Tommy Lane Stunts
Lighting Louis Gerolomi Gaffer
Crew George Strus Stunts