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Shaft in Africa (1973)

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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Amafi
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Neda Arneric ...
Jazar
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Wassa
Spiros Focás ...
Sassari (as Spiros Focas)
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Perreau
Jho Jhenkins ...
Ziba
Willie Jonah ...
Oyo
Adolfo Lastretti ...
Piro
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Col. Gonder
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Osiat
Zenebech Tadesse ...
The Prostitute
Avelio Falana ...
Ramila's Son (as A.V. Falana)
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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Most of the Africa scenes were shot in Ethiopia. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, a man is executed. The executioner points a gun at him, point blank. The gun has a long silencer attached to it. With each of the three shots fired, we hear a loud bang, as if the silencer wasn't there. See more »

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Emir Ramila: Forgive us, Mr. Shaft.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) See more »

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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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