This ground breaking detective picture features Isaac Hayes' Oscar-winning theme song and stars Richard Roundtree ("Seven," "Shaft's Big Score") as John Shaft, a street-wise black detective hired to find the beautiful kidnapped daughter of powerful Harlem mobster, Moses Gunn ("Ragtime," "Heartbreak Ridge"). Helmed by award-winning director Gordon Parks ("The Learning Tree," "Leadbelly"), its huge commercial success spawned two sequels and a TV series.

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4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings
10 Ratings

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  • Average 7.4/10
  • Fresh 32
  • Rotten 5

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Studio
Warner Bros.
Released
Copyright
© 1971 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)
Additional
French (Stereo), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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