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

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  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. CS

    Christopher St. John

    Ben Buford

  5. GM

    Gwenn Mitchell

    Ellie Moore

  6. Lawrence Pressman

    Lawrence Pressman

    Sergeant Tom Hannon

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $12,121,618.00

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Release Information

  • July 2, 1971
    R, Theatrical



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