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
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Did You Know?
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
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
[after beating two men unconscious
Let's get the hell outta here.
You gonna leave him like that? A man can fall out the window, you know. And him, too.
Man, don't you know we already got enough shit on the sidewalk?
Referenced in Cheers: Cliffie's Big Score
Blowin' Your Mind (Theme from Shaft's Big Score!)
Lyrics and Music by Gordon Parks
Sung by 'O.C. Smith' See more