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R| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) is the ultimate in suave black detectives. He first finds himself up against Bumpy (Moses Gunn), 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.

Cast: Richard Roundtree , Moses Gunn , Christopher St. John , Charles Cioffi , Gwenn Mitchell , Lawrence Pressman , Victor Arnold , Sherri Brewer

Director: Gordon Parks

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Shaft (The Original) (1971)

Release Date: July 2nd, 1971|1 hr. 40 min.

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