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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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Release Date:
8 June 1972 (USA) See more »
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A brand new caper. See more »
Plot:
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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(2 articles)
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Back on his home turf See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

Directed by
Gordon Parks 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ernest Tidyman 

Produced by
David Golden .... associate producer
Roger H. Lewis .... producer (as Roger Lewis)
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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Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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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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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:
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:[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]
Shaft:Who's Next?
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Soundtrack:
Don't MisunderstandSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Back on his home turf, 20 July 2008
Author: lastliberal from United States

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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