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John Shaft (Character)
from Shaft (1971)

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Shaft -- Gordon Parks' film features Isaac Hayes' classic theme song and Richard Roundtree as John Shaft, a streetwise detective hired to find a Harlem mobster's beautiful kidnapped daughter.
Shaft -- Watch the trailer for Shaft, starring Richard Roundtree.

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(Biographical note: John Shaft was originally played by Richard Roundtree in the 1970s... See more »
Alternate Names:
Oakley Drive-In Owner / Uncle John Shaft


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  1. Shaft (2000) Played by Samuel L. Jackson / Richard Roundtree (as Uncle John Shaft)
  2. "WWE Smackdown!"
    ... aka "WWF SmackDown!" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "Friday Night Smackdown!" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "Smackdown!" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "Smackdown! Xtreme" - USA
    ... aka "World Wrestling Federation Smackdown!" - USA
        - Episode #1.44 (2000) TV episode, Played by Samuel L. Jackson

  3. "Shaft"
        - The Murder Machine (1974) TV episode, Played by Richard Roundtree
        - The Capricorn Murders (1974) TV episode, Played by Richard Roundtree
        - Cop Killer (1974) TV episode, Played by Richard Roundtree
        - The Kidnapping (1973) TV episode, Played by Richard Roundtree
        - Hit-Run (1973) TV episode, Played by Richard Roundtree
          (2 more)
  4. Shaft in Africa (1973) Played by Richard Roundtree
  5. Shaft's Big Score! (1972) Played by Richard Roundtree
  6. Shaft (1971) Played by Richard Roundtree
  1. Scarface: The World Is Yours (2006) (VG) Played by Richard Roundtree (as Oakley Drive-In Owner)
Archive Footage:
  1. America's Top Sleuths (2006) (TV) Played by Richard Roundtree
  2. Undercover Brother (2002) Played by Richard Roundtree

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From Shaft (1971)
John Shaft: You are one wise Caucasian, Vic. See more »

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