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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)
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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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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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Shaft: Do you just sit around and think these things up, or do they just come to you in a flash?
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Referenced in Cheers: Cliffie's Big Score (1986) See more »

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Move On In
Lyrics and Music by Gordon Parks
Sung by 'O.C. Smith'
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Classic action cinema
7 October 2014 | by (Birkenhead United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

(77%) Very likely to be the most backed blaxploitation movie of them all, as the original was such a big hit both critically and financially. Most of the blaxplotation boxes are ticked here, Shaft is super cool, the music is great, some of the lines are very funny, he gets the girls, the opening is great, the bad guys are mostly white gangsters with a lone black guy letting the side down, it's all there, but what this has that all others don't is the fantastic action-packed ending. As action sequences go this is one of the best I've ever seen, it just goes on and on and I loved every second of it and it looks as if the director Mr Parks was given free control to do what ever her wanted and he really went for it. This could very likely be may favourite of the breed as along with "Black Caesar", it's a fine example of what the series was capable of when everything slotted into place so well.


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