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Shaft's Big Score! (1972)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 8 June 1972 (USA)
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Shaft is back to find the murderer of an old friend on the cold hard city streets with a little help from his new friends.

Director:

Gordon Parks

Writer:

Ernest Tidyman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Roundtree ... John Shaft
Moses Gunn ... Bumpy Jonas
Drew Bundini Brown Drew Bundini Brown ... Willy
Joseph Mascolo ... Gus Mascola
Kathy Imrie Kathy Imrie ... Rita
Wally Taylor Wally Taylor ... Johnny Kelly
Julius Harris ... Capt. Bollin (as Julius W. Harris)
Rosalind Miles Rosalind Miles ... Arna Asby
Joe Santos ... Pascal
Angelo Gnazzo Angelo Gnazzo ... Al (as Angelo Nazzo)
Don Blakely ... Johnson
Melvin Green Jr. Melvin Green Jr. ... Junior Gillis
Thomas Anderson Thomas Anderson ... Preacher
Evelyn Davis Evelyn Davis ... Old Lady
Richard Pittman Richard Pittman ... Kelly's Hood #1
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Storyline

When Shaft finds out that a dead friend ran a numbers racket out of his legitimate business and left $200,000 unaccounted for, he knows why he has suddenly found himself in the middle of a war between rival thugs. These goons are all trying to take over the territory of the dead man as well as get their hands on the missing 200 grand. Shaft has all he can handle trying to track down the money and, at the same time, keep his friend's sister from the clutches of the hoods. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Bamboo See more »

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Budget:

$1,978,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The shotgun used by John Shaft in the last part of the film is the High Standard HS-10B designed circa 1970, originally a law enforcement only firearm. See more »

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In one scene, the rotor-blades of a helicopter just finish winding down. In the next several scenes, the rotor-blades are still rotating. See more »

Quotes

Willy: What are they doing?
Shaft: They've already done it. Now, it's our turn.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Shaft (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Move On In
Lyrics and Music by Gordon Parks
Sung by O.C. Smith
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Shaft Is Back
16 January 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Shaft (Richard Roundtree) investigates the murder of an old friend and finds himself in a war between mobsters and pimps. OK blaxploitation sequel isn't as good as the first film but is still entertaining. The plot seems like something taken from some old private detective movie from the '40s and updated to the gritty '70s. Director Gordon Parks also does the music for this one. It's not bad but not as good as Isaac Hayes. My favorite scene is the one that goes back & forth between the sexy dancers in body paint and Shaft getting his butt kicked in slow motion backstage. Overall, not bad but not particularly memorable. Shaft is still cool and there are several sexy ladies and lots of colorful dialogue. It will keep you entertained throughout.


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