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Shaft's Big Score! (1972)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  8 June 1972 (USA)
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Shaft is back to find the murderer of an old friend on the cold hard city streets with a little help from his new friends.

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Gus Mascola
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Johnny Kelly
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Capt. Bollin (as Julius W. Harris)
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Al (as Angelo Nazzo)
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Melvin Green Jr. ...
Junior Gillis
Thomas Anderson ...
Preacher
Evelyn Davis ...
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Richard Pittman ...
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When Shaft finds out that a dead friend ran a numbers racket out of his legitimate business and left $200,000 unaccounted for, he knows why he has suddenly found himself in the middle of a war between rival thugs. These goons are all trying to take over the territory of the dead man as well as get their hands on the missing 200 grand. Shaft has all he can handle trying to track down the money and, at the same time, keep his friend's sister from the clutches of the hoods. Written by Alfred Jingle

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The shotgun used by John Shaft in the last part of the film is the High Standard HS-10B designed circa 1970, originally a law enforcement only firearm. See more »

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In one scene, the rotor-blades of a helicopter just finish winding down. In the next several scenes, the rotor-blades are still rotating. See more »

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Blowin' Your Mind (Theme from Shaft's Big Score!)
Lyrics and Music by Gordon Parks
Sung by O.C. Smith'
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Can You Dig It Some More?
3 March 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Richard Roundtree carried on his character of John Shaft for a sequel to the original Shaft with Shaft's big score. This time he has no client, he's working on his own to solve the bombing murder of a friend, find $250,000.00 from the same friend that went missing at the same time and protect the sister of the deceased who may or may not have the money.

Kathie Imrie is the sister and guarding her body is the best part of the deal as it is a lovely body. But his real problem is the partner of the dead friend Wally Taylor. Taylor and the deceased had many interests, a funeral parlor and an insurance agency. But they also had the numbers racket in Harlem and Taylor has a bad gambling habit.

As in the first Shaft film, Italian gangsters led by Joseph Mascolo and Joe Santos are looking to move in on the numbers. That is if Harlem racketeer Moses Gunn from the first Shaft movie doesn't move it first. And the ever present police are also interfering and they are represented by Julius Harris.

For some reason they dropped the Oscar winning theme from the first Shaft movie, though Isaac Hayes did write more music. Why drop a trademark? I'll bet a lot of fans were disappointed.

Without even the Oscar winning song, Shaft's Big Score shapes up as another routine action/adventure film, fans of Roundtree will like it.


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