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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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: This is the man that would risk his neck for his brother, man. Can you dig it?
Violence, some sex, profanity in '70s classic.
- Warner Bros.
- Action & Adventure
- © 1971 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- English (Stereo)
French (Stereo), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.