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Shaft's Big Score! (1972)

 -  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
Kathy Imrie ...
Rita
Wally Taylor ...
Johnny Kelly
Julius Harris ...
Capt. Bollin (as Julius W. Harris)
Rosalind Miles ...
Arna Asby
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Pascal
Angelo Gnazzo ...
Al (as Angelo Nazzo)
Don Blakely ...
Johnson
Melvin Green Jr. ...
Junior Gillis
Thomas Anderson ...
Preacher
Evelyn Davis ...
Old Lady
Richard Pittman ...
Kelly's Hood #1
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Shaft: [carrying a semi-automatic shotgun] Drop the guns and freeze! When this baby starts kicking, it won't stop. So, nobody get cute!
[a thug goes for his gun and Shaft blows him away]
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Referenced in The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live (1989) See more »

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Move On In
Lyrics and Music by Gordon Parks
Sung by 'O.C. Smith'
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Run-of-the-mill sequel.
5 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Hmmm....a sequel to the extremely popular "Shaft", bigger-budgeted, made just one year later...do you smell "cash in" here? Unfortunately, this is nothing more than a run-of-the-mill crime drama, redeemed only by a few good (if overlong) action sequences. Richard Roundtree still is perfect as Shaft, though (his best scene: the look he gives to a white cop while ordering "black coffee"). (**)


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