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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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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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Last time he was nice. This time he's ice! See more »


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8 June 1972 (USA)  »

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The Big Bamboo  »

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$10,000,000
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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 »

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Shaft: Obviously, you're not a friend of the famiiy.
Rita: Not any more, I'm not. Not after a nasty slap in the face.
Shaft: Best thing for that is an ice pack.
Rita: Why thank you, Mr. Shaft. Why don't you come in and show me how to apply it.
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Follows Shaft (1971) See more »

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Composed and Performed by Isaac Hayes
Courtesy Enterprise Records
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Run-of-the-mill sequel.
5 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Hmmm....a sequel to the extremely popular "Shaft", bigger-budgeted, made just one year later...do you smell "cash in" here? Unfortunately, this is nothing more than a run-of-the-mill crime drama, redeemed only by a few good (if overlong) action sequences. Richard Roundtree still is perfect as Shaft, though (his best scene: the look he gives to a white cop while ordering "black coffee"). (**)


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