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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Shaft
... Bumpy Jonas
Drew Bundini Brown ... Willy
... Gus Mascola
Kathy Imrie ... Rita
Wally Taylor ... Johnny Kelly
... Capt. Bollin (as Julius W. Harris)
Rosalind Miles ... Arna Asby
... Pascal
Angelo Gnazzo ... Al (as Angelo Nazzo)
... Johnson
Melvin Green Jr. ... Junior Gillis
Thomas Anderson ... Preacher
Evelyn Davis ... Old Lady
Richard Pittman ... Kelly's Hood #1
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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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8 June 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Bamboo  »

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$10,000,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Isaac Hayes did not return to reprise his iconic score because he had had a major falling out with director Gordon Parks Jr.. See more »

Goofs

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

Shaft: So, what do you want from me, Captain?
Capt. Bollin: Put the word out. Nobody better try to come in here and mess up the status quo. And nobody's comin' in here to sell sh*t to our kids or put whores on our streets.
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Referenced in Not Now Darling (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Blowin' Your Mind (Theme from Shaft's Big Score!)
Lyrics and Music by Gordon Parks
Sung by O.C. Smith'
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Classic action cinema
7 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

(77%) Very likely to be the most backed blaxploitation movie of them all, as the original was such a big hit both critically and financially. Most of the blaxplotation boxes are ticked here, Shaft is super cool, the music is great, some of the lines are very funny, he gets the girls, the opening is great, the bad guys are mostly white gangsters with a lone black guy letting the side down, it's all there, but what this has that all others don't is the fantastic action-packed ending. As action sequences go this is one of the best I've ever seen, it just goes on and on and I loved every second of it and it looks as if the director Mr Parks was given free control to do what ever her wanted and he really went for it. This could very likely be may favourite of the breed as along with "Black Caesar", it's a fine example of what the series was capable of when everything slotted into place so well.


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