Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

  1. Ernest Tidyman

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. John D.F. Black


  3. Gordon Parks


Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Roundtree

    Richard Roundtree

    John Shaft

  2. Moses Gunn

    Moses Gunn

    Bumpy Jonas

  3. Charles Cioffi

    Charles Cioffi

    Vic Androzzi

  4. Christopher St. John

    Ben Buford

  5. Gwenn Mitchell

    Ellie Moore

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Status Released

Release Information

  • July 2, 1971


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $12,121,618.00



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