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Shaft in Africa (1973)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  14 June 1973 (USA)
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P.I. John Shaft is recruited to go undercover to break up a modern slavery ring where young Africans are lured to Paris to do chain-gang work.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Amafi
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Neda Arneric ...
Jazar
Debebe Eshetu ...
Wassa
Spiros Focás ...
Sassari (as Spiros Focas)
Jacques Herlin ...
Perreau
Jho Jhenkins ...
Ziba
Willie Jonah ...
Oyo
Adolfo Lastretti ...
Piro
Marne Maitland ...
Col. Gonder
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Osiat
Zenebech Tadesse ...
The Prostitute
A.V. Falana ...
Ramila's Son
James E. Myers ...
Williams
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John Shaft is persuaded by threats of physical force, the promise of money, and the lure of a pretty tutor, to assume the identity of a native-speaking itinerant worker in Africa. His job is to help break a racket that is smuggling immigrants into Europe then exploiting them. But the villains have heard that he is on his way. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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THE Brother Man in the Motherland. See more »


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O Shaft htypa stin Afriki  »

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Trivia

Most of the scene in Africa was shot in Ethiopia. See more »

Goofs

Shaft is nude while stick fighting with Oziot during the beginning of the film, yet Shaft can be seen wearing blue sweat pants in one shot. See more »

Quotes

Jazar: How long is your phallus, Mr. Shaft?
Shaft: My what?
Jazar: Your cock?
Shaft: Baby, by now it's shrunk down to 20 inches.
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Are You Man Enough
Sung by The Four Tops (as Four Tops)
Words and Music by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter
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Better than the original!
23 August 1999 | by (The Land of Mortis) – See all my reviews

Why do you ask? Its got more one-liners, better (as in more amusing) dialogue, better action. Shaft becomes the poor man's James Bond in this one, doing what amounts to international spying but without the hi-tech tricks of Bond. Great final "Shaft enraged by the slow working justice system" ending. Great title song by the 4 Tops ("Are You Bad Enough") doesn't measure up to the classic "Shaft" but still delivers.


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