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Part of the: Shaft Collection

Status: Released

Runtime: 99

Budget: $46,000,000

Revenue: $107,196,498

Languages: en, es, de

Webpage: -

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  •  R

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Alternative Titles

  • Shaft returns
  • Шафт
  • 杀戮战警
  • Shaft: The Return
Content Score: 100


5.3/10 (145 votes)


New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence will get him acquitted -- especially since he's paid a drug kingpin to kill the witness.


Still the man, any questions?


Director: John Singleton
Writers: , , ,

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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson
as John Shaft

Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright
as Peoples Hernandez

Christian Bale

Christian Bale
as Walter Wade, Jr.

Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes
as Rasaan

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A review by John Chard

I know cats who'd take out whole zipcodes for that kind of cheese.

Remakes do work occasionally, case in point Shaft, John Singleton's update of the 1971 Blacksploitation movie that starred Richard Roundtree as the title character. Roundtree gets a part in this one as well, playing the uncle of Samuel L. Jackson's title character, John Shaft.

It's the perfect role for Jackson, lashings of cool and menace, on his bulky shoulders dose the film easily rest. Plot finds Shaft turning in his badge after the law proves useless to let racist murderer Walter Wade Junior (Christian Bale a sneering... read the rest.