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Shaft in Africa (1973)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  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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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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Shaft is stickin' it...all the way. See more »


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Shortly before he boards the ship for France, Shaft is involved in a fight in which his right hand is severely bitten by his opponent, drawing quite a bit of blood. Yet when he boards the ship, his right hand is completely wound free. See more »

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Col. Gonder: Well, Mr. Shaft, it seems we've brought you a long distance for nothing. Obviously the opposition knows about you. If you choose to call it off, we'll understand.
Shaft: What? And blow 25 grand?
Col. Gonder: Only money brings you here?
Shaft: Hell no! I just love to have my picture taken with lions.
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Referenced in Brows Held High: Yeelen (2013) 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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This one earns its "R" rating.
6 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps the most entertaining of the three "Shaft" films, but be warned: it's incredibly violent! (Shaft snaps necks, elbows, runs over people with his car, you name it). It's also more sexually provocative than any other mainstream release of the 70s I can think of. In other words, this is the first and only "Shaft" movie that lives up to its reputation in terms of violence and nudity. Whether or not this is a recommendation is up to you to decide. (**1/2)


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