New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.

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New York Police Detective John Shaft is the lead detective on a sensitive case, a young black man is severely beaten. The man's companions tell Shaft that their friend humiliated the one who was sprouting racial slurs at him. Shaft confronts him and he says he's Walter Wade Jr. , the son of a wealthy man. Shaft finds that he has the id of a woman who's a waitress at the bar where Wade and the guy who was attacked were. When Wade continues to hurl racist comments, Shaft smacks him. Shaft later learns because of his actions Wade was granted bail and fled. Two years later, Wade returns and Shaft arrests him. At his hearing when the judge grants him bail, that's when Shaft throws his badge at the judge. He then sets out to get Wade by finding the waitress. Wade in the meantime asks a drug dealer named Peoples Hernandez to find the waitress and make sure she doesn't talk. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,714,757 (USA) (16 June 2000)

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$70,327,868 (USA) (13 October 2000)
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Trivia

John Leguizamo was originally cast as Peoples Hernandez but dropped out to work on Moulin Rouge! (2001). See more »

Goofs

In the final chase with Peoples as the two cars race by the warehouse you can see a large 10k light on a rolling stand, a smaller light resting on the curb and a crew member sitting next to the rolling stand. This group is visible on the side street the two cars drive by. See more »

Quotes

Peoples Hernandez: You play golf?
[Walter Wade Jr. nods]
Peoples Hernandez: Golf is phat... Tiger Wooo, Tiger Wooo, I like him.
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A ‘guy movie' stretched past the max. Just who is the psychopathic killer here?
31 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Shaft is portrayed as a testosterone-blown, bull-in-a-china-shop killer who got stuck in the 70s somewhere. I vote we leave him there.

His actions *are* aimed at justice for the underdog in some way, but this is a great example of the hunter becoming the monster he hunts. It's pretty hard for me to see this guy as anybody's hero. Well, maybe a very confused, very angry adolescent….


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