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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Drew Bundini Brown ...
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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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A brand new caper. See more »


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8 June 1972 (USA)  »

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The Big Bamboo  »

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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: What are you buzzards doing here?
Bumpy Jonas: Well, well. Ha. We go to a lot of funerals, Shaft, Willy and me. One day, we'll drop in on yours.
Willy: Real soon.
Shaft: You're not invited.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ron Howard/The Clash (1982) See more »

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Composed and Performed by Isaac Hayes
Courtesy Enterprise Records
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Back on his home turf
20 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the proper sequel to Shaft and one that is worthy of his name. He is again the cool and calm brother that doesn't let anything bother him. He even gets worked over good by the baddies.

Moses Gunn is back as Bumpy, a Blofeld character, and antagonist extraordinaire. And, of course, it's the old song about the Mafia horning in on Black turf that makes Shaft interesting - playing against both sides; black and white.

Rosalind Miles is here to keep Shaft interested at home, but you know he will stray, so there is Kathy Imrie to bump into and bed.

The ending with it's car chase and helicopter and machine guns is pure Bond, and Shaft outdoes Bond with a satchel full of loot to take home.

Pure fun!


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