Shaft (1971)

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Directed by Gordon Parks and starring Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John, Lawrence Pressman. John Shaft is a black private eye with a small office near Times Square. Shaft finds himself up against Bumpy, the leader of the Black crime mob, and then against the Black nationals only to find he must work together with them to save Bumpy’s daughter from the white mafia.

Directed by Gordon Parks.

Released in 1971 by MGM.

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  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Thrillers
  • primary-genre: Action and Adventure
  • secondary-genre: Blaxploitation
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Suspense
  • secondary-genre: African-American Action
  • secondary-genre: Classic Action & Adventure
  • actor: Charles Cioffi
  • actor: Richard Roundtree
  • actor: Christopher St. John
  • actor: Lawrence Pressman
  • actor: Moses Gunn
  • director: Gordon Parks
  • cinematographer: Urs Furrer
  • composer: Isaac Hayes
  • editor: Hugh A. Robertson
  • costume-designer: Joseph G. Aulisi
  • role-name: Sergeant Tom Hannon
  • role-name: Vic Androzzi
  • role-name: John Shaft
  • role-name: Ben Buford
  • role-name: Bumpy Jonas
  • screenwriter: Ernest Tidyman
  • screenwriter: John D.F. Black
  • year: 1971
  • studio: MGM