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(1971)

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Sergeant Tom Hannon: Hey, where the hell are you going, Shaft?

John Shaft: To get laid, where the hell are you going?

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Theme: Who's the black private dick / That's a sex machine to all the chicks? / SHAFT! / Ya damn right!

Theme: Who is the man that would risk his neck / For his brother man? / SHAFT! / Can you dig it?

Theme: Who's the cat that won't cop out / When there's danger all about? / SHAFT! / Right On!

Theme: They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother... / SHUT YOUR MOUTH! / I'm talkin' 'bout Shaft. / THEN WE CAN DIG IT!

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[last lines]

John Shaft: [on telephone] Vic, your case just busted wide open.

Vic Androzzi: So close it for me.

John Shaft: Cut the crap man, this is Shaft. Looks like you gonna have to close it yo'self, *shitty*!

[cackles maniacally]

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Willy: Listen, Snow White. Me and you gonna tangle, sooner or later. Did you hear what I say?

John Shaft: Why don't you stop playing with yourself, Willy? You ain't gonna do SHIT!

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Vic Androzzi: What'cha got?

John Shaft: I got laid.

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John Shaft: You are one wise Caucasian, Vic.

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John Shaft: Warms my black heart to see you so concerned about us minority folks.

Vic Androzzi: Oh come on Shaft, what is it with this black shit, huh?

[Vic holds a black pen up to Shaft's face]

Vic Androzzi: You ain't so black.

John Shaft: [Holds a white coffee cup next to Vic's face] And you ain't so white either baby.

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Shaft: Up yours, baby.

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Shaft: Sorry, I can't make it.

Ellie Moore: You got problems, baby?

Shaft: Heh. Yeah, I got a couple of 'em. I was born black... and I was born poor.

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Ellie Moore: I love you.

John Shaft: Yeah, I know. Take it easy.

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Vic Androzzi: Have a chair, John.

Shaft: I don't like your chair.

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Willy: That's some cold shit, throwing my man Leroy out the window. Just picked my man up and threw him out the Goddamn window.

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Shaft: I got to feeling like a machine, and that's no way to feel.

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Vic Androzzi: Call me when you get home.

Shaft: I will.

Vic Androzzi: [leaves, motions as if to close the door, and then... ] Close it yourself, shitty.

[cackles]

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Bumpy Jonas: [answering his phone] Wrong Number.

John Shaft: Don't bull me, man. I got the right number. This is Shaft.

Bumpy Jonas: How'd the hell you get this number?

John Shaft: Off a bathroom wall in the god damn subway!

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John Shaft: I thought the money didn't matter to you. Just getting your baby back.

Bumpy Jonas: Money ALWAYS matters...

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Mafia contact: I'm lookin' for a nigger named John Shaft.

John Shaft: Just found him... wop.

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Bumpy Jonas: [answering his phone] Wrong Number.

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Willy: Got to see if you're clean before you can see the Man.

John Shaft: [laugh] Better get yourself six more helpers then, Willy.

Willy: That's how it's done.

John Shaft: Who searches you?

Willy: Nobody.

John Shaft: Then get the same cat to search us.

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John Shaft: You're a cagey spook, Bumpy.

Bumpy Jonas: You ride a tall horse, Mr Shaft.

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[first lines]

John Shaft: [holding up his middle finger to a cab driver who is honking his horn at him] Up yours! Get out the way!

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John Shaft: Watch your mouth, man.

Ben Buford: I'll say any damn thing I want.

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John Shaft: When you lead your revolution, whitey better be standing still because you don't run worth a damn no more.

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John Shaft: Don't let your mouth get your ass in trouble.

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Bumpy Jonas: Wrong number.

John Shaft: Cut the crap, man, this is Shaft.

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John Shaft: I get 50 bucks an hour... plus expenses.

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John Shaft: Hey, baby. Please close the door, huh?

Woman from Bar: Hey, close it yourself, shitty.

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Bumpy Jonas: When will I hear from you?

John Shaft: When I got something to say.

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