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Shaft (2000) Poster

(2000)

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John Shaft: You know me. It's my duty to please that booty!

Peoples Hernandez: This is Egyptian Cotton, motherfucker... two-twenty thread. That's like half your shitty-ass paycheck, okay?

John Shaft: You wouldn't know Egyptian cotton if the Pharaoh himself sent it to you, you knockoff-wearing motherfucker!

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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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[Trey starts seizing on the gurney]

Walter Wade, Jr.: Homeboy's got rhythm, huh?

John Shaft: What?

[Shaft punches Wade in the face]

Walter Wade, Jr.: What? Was it something I said? I think my nose is broke!

Lt. Kearney: I've been waiting for this. You are gone from this precinct!

John Shaft: For what?

John Shaft: [punches Wade again] For that?

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John Shaft: Who lost your rap sheet for you?

Big Raymond: You...

John Shaft: Who got you that Jets tryout?

Big Raymond: You...

John Shaft: Who got you that gig at the club?

Big Raymond: You.

John Shaft: Who delivers ten times outta ten?

Big Raymond: Alright, dawg... You.

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Walter Wade, Jr.: Do you know who my father is?

John Shaft: No, do you?

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Peoples Hernandez: You're not a cop anymore.

John Shaft: Do you think that makes me less dangerous, or more dangerous?

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Uncle John Shaft: You're too hot, man. You gotta step off a bit.

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Peoples Hernandez: [In jail] What you in here for, man? Income tax evasion?

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[Walter Wade Jr. walks into Peoples' house, trying to look cool]

Peoples Hernandez: You tryin' to blend in or something? You look like a fucking duck hunter.

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Peoples Hernandez: My name is Peoples. You know why they call me that?

Walter Wade, Jr.: [In a patronizing tone] 'Cuz you's always takes care of you's peoples?

Peoples Hernandez: More or less.

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[Inside Rasaan's apartment]

John Shaft: Man, this is some repugnant shit.

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John Shaft: Yo, Luger, what's up with the "cornbread" talk, man?

Luger: And your problem is what?

John Shaft: Nazis with badges, that's my problem!

Luger: [laughs] "Nazis?" You gotta lighten up, Shaft. I talk like this all the time... but I see your point. Maybe I should take an "ethnic sensitivity" workshop, huh? Fuck you!

John Shaft: Maybe I should "workshop" my foot up your ass!

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John Shaft: I know cats who'd take out whole zipcodes for that kind of cheese.

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John Shaft: I'm gonna fuck you up for making me run!

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Peoples Hernandez: Stick to what I know? Stick to what I know? I'm a star. Yo soy el mayembe!

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John Shaft: It's Giuliani time!

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Peoples Hernandez: Puta, why you flinch?

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John Shaft: I see you someplace I don't think you belong... I will kill you.

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John Shaft: This is Detective Vasquez. She's...

Carmen Vasquez: She's unavailable at the moment.

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Peoples Hernandez: Yo Shaft, I'm gonna put so many lawyers in your ass, you're gonna think they opened a branch office up there.

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John Shaft: [passing Carmen on his way toward gang members] Anybody lookin' to maintain their employment with the NYPD

[draws his gun]

John Shaft: might be in their best interest to leave now...

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John Shaft: April Fool, motherfucker. Told you not to make me run!

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Walter Wade, Jr.: [Showing him his black eye] I got fucking mugged I have no money

Peoples Hernandez: I hear you but the wheels are already in motion

Peoples Hernandez: I guess you've got to earn it back

Walter Wade, Jr.: How?

Peoples Hernandez: [Fat Man hands him a bag filled with drugs] Ounces are a thousand eight balls are two eighty its already bagged and I'll tell you like I tell all my boys you cut it anymore than it already is you can say goodbye to repeat customers

Walter Wade, Jr.: You've got to be shitting me

Peoples Hernandez: You keep coming back we should be even Steven in six eight months

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Luger: [to Shaft] Why don't you pick a color? Black or blue?

Carmen Vasquez: [to Luger] Hey, fuck you

John Shaft: [to Luger] How about I make you both?

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Luger: [after robbing Walter in disguise] How'd I sound?

John Shaft: How did you sound?

Luger: "Freeze mofo I'll bust a cap in your dome"

John Shaft: You are a pure notorious P.I.G, how much we got?

Luger: [looking through the bag] forty two thousand , it's a lot of cash for a simple murder around here

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Peoples Hernandez: You got a boat?

Walter Wade, Jr.: I had one

Peoples Hernandez: What kind of boat you had?

Walter Wade, Jr.: Boston Whaler

Peoples Hernandez: You've been around the world right?

Walter Wade, Jr.: [Nods] yeah

Peoples Hernandez: You know something, I've got so much money, and I've never been on an airplane my whole God damn life

Walter Wade, Jr.: [Pointing to Peoples' tattoo on his neck] let me ask you something? What's that mean?

Peoples Hernandez: Five boroughs, five families, one love

Walter Wade, Jr.: [Chuckles] Ok

Peoples Hernandez: You're an interesting motherfucker, do you have a business card or something?

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Peoples Hernandez: You know in this neighborhood, I am the motherfucking king snake, but the thing of it is, I go downtown to take a girl out and show her the sights, I walk into a restaurant and my stomach is in a knot, my teeth is clenched, my hands are in a fist, I don't fit in down there, people look at me and size me up, so ten minutes into it I can't wait to come back home

Walter Wade, Jr.: Ok

Peoples Hernandez: I would kill to be you, go where you go, do what you do so this what I propose: the jewelry and shit, you go hock the flash and pay me the cash, I'm going to take it, but what I really want is for you to start taking me downtown with you, I want you to start taking me wherever you go

Walter Wade, Jr.: You mean like hangout together? Take you to the Harvard club? What the hell are you talking about?

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Walter Wade, Jr.: I need someone located

Peoples Hernandez: "Located"? You mean found? Found then what?

[Walter looks at the gun around Tattoo's belt]

Peoples Hernandez: that's going to cost you

Walter Wade, Jr.: [Takes out a money belt filled with jewelry] I had it all appraised it'll cash out to about forty thousand

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Peoples Hernandez: When I say "me", "me ", is this

[Opens the door to a room showing him half naked women packaging drugs]

Walter Wade, Jr.: Oh

Peoples Hernandez: I was you to front for me, get me some upscale customers

Walter Wade, Jr.: If it's really important to you, you can tell everybody you've got a rich white boy on a rope I really don't care, I think you're too much of your own product, but drugs?, no fucking way

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Peoples Hernandez: [Telling Roselli and Groves about Walter Wade, Jr] This guy comes in here and his got his drawer stuffed with jewelry and he asked me if I could locate somebody? I say "yeah" because he's kind of like a celebrity but finding people is not my thing so here's what I propose: so why don't I sell contract to you? The guy says this shit will cash out to twenty grand I take half and you'll take half, it'll be the easiest money you can ever make

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John Shaft: [to Walter Wade] How you doing, Richie Rich? Remember me?

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John Shaft: [hits Hernandez in the head with a basketball] Peoples Hernandez! Come on down!

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