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Shafted! (2000)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  29 March 2000 (USA)
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Steven Byzinsky is convinced he's a blaxploitation superhero. Like Shaft, Dolemite and Black Belt Jones before him, he's keeping' the streets safe for the brother and trying to stay one ... See full summary »

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Steven Byzinsky / Private Detective John Shat
Hayley Man ...
Marlene Fujiyama
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Dr. Foxy Brown, Phd
David James Alexander ...
Bob Suzuki (as David J. Alexander)
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Laurence St. Lawrence (as J.D. Cullum)
Hrundi V. Bakshi ...
Taxi Driver
Kevin W. Walsh ...
Zombie Engineer (as Kevin Walsh)
Ariella Vaccarino ...
Zombie Teacher
Eric Marx ...
Zombie Chef
Dick Thorne ...
Martin #1
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Martin #2 (as Andrew J. Daly)
Que Kelly ...
Pink Tourguide
Wayne Previdi ...
Jim
Hans Uder ...
John
Rod McCary ...
Mr. Pasadena
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Steven Byzinsky is convinced he's a blaxploitation superhero. Like Shaft, Dolemite and Black Belt Jones before him, he's keeping' the streets safe for the brother and trying to stay one step ahead of The Man. There's only one problem: Steven's white. Written by Anonymous

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He's a white man with an afro and a bad attitude!

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Rated R for pervasive language and sex-related humor
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The Way It's Gonna Be
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hilarious, craptastic parody
14 March 2007 | by (California) – See all my reviews

A few years ago a friend of mine loaned me this video. It was part of a promotion Hollywood Video had a number of years ago in which they gave first-time filmmakers the opportunity to get a release of their movies through the chain. The series was uneven (check out "The Road to Filn-Flon," the best of the bunch), but "Shafted!" is amusing, if not stellar. The idea is that the white protagonist is essentially unaware (or doesn't care) that he is not the black, system-hating character he thinks he is. This careens from gag to gag in hit-or-miss fashion, parodying the "blaxplotiation" movement of the seventies. Best moment: his session with his black doctor/love interest. It's as predictable as a sunset, but is funny in fits and starts. 6/10


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