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Shaft (2019)

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JJ Shaft, a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death.

Director:

Tim Story

Writers:

Ernest Tidyman (based upon the character John Shaft from the novel by), Kenya Barris | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... John Shaft
Jessie T. Usher ... JJ Shaft
Richard Roundtree ... John Shaft, Sr.
Regina Hall ... Maya Babanikos
Alexandra Shipp ... Sasha Arias
Matt Lauria ... Major Gary Cutworth
Titus Welliver ... Special Agent Vietti
Method Man ... Freddy P. (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)
Isaach De Bankolé ... Pierro 'Gordito' Carrera
Avan Jogia ... Karim Hassan
Luna Lauren Velez ... Bennie Rodriguez (as Luna Lauren Vélez)
Robbie Jones ... Sergeant Keith Williams
Aaron Dominguez ... Staff Sergeant Eddie Dominguez
Ian Casselberry ... Manuel Orozco
Almeera Jiwa ... Anam

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Storyline

JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ's youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem's heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ's own FBI analyst's badge may clash with his dad's trademark leather coat, there's no denying family. Besides, Shaft's got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that's professional and personal.

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More Shaft than you can handle.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, violence, sexual content, some drug material and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tim Story who directed Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four:Rise of the silver surfer(2007), were also based on Marvel Comics, Samuel L Jackson has appeared in several films based on Marvel Comics See more »

Goofs

When JJ Shaft and John Shaft come to JJ's apartment after a night out (when JJ puked on a woman) JJ checks his cellular phone that shows time being 12:27. The clock at the wall seems to be 4:32 only few seconds later. See more »

Quotes

John Shaft Jr.: [on his dad] He thinks he's a black James Bond.
John Shaft II: If that dude was real, he'd think he was ME.
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Crazy Credits

Midway through the end credits, a hip-hop song abruptly stops, we hear a radio scanning, and then it lands in the middle of an old-school R&B ballad. This is a callback to a scene earlier in the film when Jackson changes the station on the car radio. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Big Bird's Big Break (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Caught Up
Written by Caleb Parker and Willem Ardui
Performed by Caleborate
Courtesy of TBKTR and Unitedmasters
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Mirko's review for shaft 2019
30 June 2019 | by mirkodreherSee all my reviews

Samuel L. Jackson makes this movie a lot better than it would normally be. The script is simply boring and it is only kept alive by his performance. If you look at the camera work, sometimes it's great, sometimes the cuts feel weird inbetween dialogues. Also Jessie Usher and Regina Hall are not really great in my opinion. But this might not be bad acting the more you watch, you will realize that it's poorly written characters. Well at least there are some cool shooting scenes and tough lines that make you enjoy the movie a bit.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,901,419, 16 June 2019

Gross USA:

$21,360,215

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,360,215
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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