Release Date: July 2nd, 1971
DVD Release Date: June 6th, 2000
R|1 hr 40 min
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.
Director: Gordon Parks
Genres: Crime drama
Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Shaft Productions Ltd.
Distributors: Metro Goldwyn Mayer