by Gordon Parks 1h40min United States 1970
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by Gordon Parks

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

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  • Richard Roundtree : John Shaft
  • Moses Gunn : Bumpy Jonas
  • Charles Cioffi : Le lieutenant Vic Androzzi
  • Christopher St. John : Ben Bufford
  • And with: Gwenn Mitchell, Lawrence Pressman, Victor Arnold, Sherri Brewer, Rex Robbins, Camille Yarbrough, Margaret Warncke


  • Director Gordon Parks
  • Scenario Ernest Tidyman, John D.F. Black
  • Original work author Ernest Tidyman
  • Photo director Urs Furrer
  • Set Design Robert Drumheller
  • Costume Design Joe Aulisi
  • Sound Lee Bost, Hal Watkins
  • Editing Hugh A. Robertson
  • Original music Isaac Hayes, J.J. Johnson
  • Producer Joel Freeman
  • Production Compagny Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), Shaft Productions
  • Distributor Warner Bros.

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1970
  • Release date for France09/12/1971
  • CategoryFeature film
  • LanguageEnglish
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