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Shaft's Big Score! -- 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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8 June 1972 (USA) See more »
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A brand new caper. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Richard Roundtree ... John Shaft

Moses Gunn ... Bumpy Jonas
Drew Bundini Brown ... Willy

Joseph Mascolo ... Gus Mascola
Kathy Imrie ... Rita
Wally Taylor ... Johnny Kelly
Julius Harris ... Capt. Bollin (as Julius W. Harris)
Rosalind Miles ... Arna Asby

Joe Santos ... 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

Robert Kya-Hill ... Cal Asby
Thomas Brann ... Mascola's Hood
Bob Jefferson ... Harrison
Dan Hannafin ... Cooper (as Dan P. Hannafin)
Jimmy Hayeson ... Caretaker
Henry Ferrentino ... Det. Salmi
Frank Scioscia ... Rip
Kitty Jones ... Cabaret Dancer
Gregory Reese ... Foglio
Marilyn Hamlin ... Mascola's Girl
Cihangir Gaffari ... Jerry (as John Foster)
Joyce Walker ... Cigarette Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Foster

Gordon Parks ... Croupier (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gordon Parks 
 
Writing credits
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Ernest Tidyman 

Produced by
David Golden .... associate producer
Roger Lewis .... producer
Ernest Tidyman .... producer
Stirling Silliphant .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Gordon Parks 
 
Cinematography by
Urs Furrer 
 
Film Editing by
Moe Howard  (as Harry Howard)
 
Casting by
Judith Lamb 
 
Art Direction by
Emanuel Gerard 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Drumheller 
 
Costume Design by
Joseph G. Aulisi  (as Joe Aulisi)
 
Makeup Department
Martin Bell .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William C. Gerrity .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Robert Hart .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lee Bost .... sound
Hal Watkins .... sound
Robert Rogow .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tony Parmelee .... special effects
 
Stunts
Alex Stevens .... stunt coordinator
Marvin Walters .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald M. Lautore .... camera operator (as Ronald Lautore)
Gary Muller .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tom McIntosh .... music supervisor
Dale L. Anderson .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Colin J. Bailey .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: drums (uncredited)
David H. Cohen .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Gene Estes .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Wilton Felder .... musician: fender bass (uncredited)
Victor Feldman .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Clare Fischer .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Caesar Giovannini .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Richard Hazard .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tom McIntosh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Joe Pass .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Joe Sample .... musician: piano (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Walter Burrell .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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104 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | New Zealand:R13 | Norway:16 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16 (nf)

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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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Richard Roundtree-Shaft battling bad guys and again directed by Gordon Parks, 16 September 2008
Author: ma-cortes

The second outing concerns about Shaft , the African-American independent eye-private. This time confronts sinister mobsters, battling black(again Bumpy, Moses Gunn) and white(Mascolo, Joe Santos) gangs. Fiercy Shaft finds a dead friend , a brother his sweet-girl, he ran under legitimate business, a funeral home and all types of insurances, however he hid a stakes issues in Queens . Two-fisted Shaft in order to avenge the friend, vows revenge and investigates the deeds. Meanwhile a police captain(Julius Harris) suspects on Shaft. Extremely tough Shaft spontaneously encounters himself in the middle of a bands war and running afoul of the underworld.

This one features thrills, hair-raising suspense,raw energy, nudism, adult subject matter and lots of violence. Plenty of intrigue, kinky sex and noisy action; Shaft keeps things moving along , until final fight in a pier with a breathtaking pursuit by a helicopter. Violent, tough screenplay by Stirling Shilliphant based on characters created by Ernest Tidyman. Great and enjoyable musical score by the same director Gordon Parks with an Isaac Hayes style, sadly recently deceased. Hayes's theme song stills resonates today.

Followed by superior third part 'Shaft in Africa(John Guillermin)'with Vonetta McGee, besides contemporary and revisionist version by John Singleton(2000) with Samuel L. Jackson and as secondary Richard Roundtree as Shaft's uncle. Furthermore seven television episodes (1973, 74 years)starred by Roundtree .The Shaft series turn out to be one the best black films from the early 70s.

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