John Shaft Jr., 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.

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Tim Story
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Status: Post-production | See complete list of  »
Updated: 30 May 2018
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Samuel L. Jackson ... John Shaft II
Alexandra Shipp
Richard Roundtree ... John Shaft I
Regina Hall
Matt Lauria ... Cutty
Jessie T. Usher ... John Shaft Jr.
Avan Jogia
Luna Lauren Velez ... Bennie
Jessica Medina ... Waitress
Sylvia Jefferies ... Once Beautiful Woman
Method Man ... Freddie P
Athena Akers ... New York Patron
Tashiana Washington ... Sugar
Isaach De Bankolé ... Gordito
José Alfredo Fernandez ... Construction Worker
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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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sequel | fifth part | See All (2) »

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More Shaft than you can handle.

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Action | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaft See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Shaft (2000) was about John Shaft I's nephew, whilst this one is about John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson)'s son, John Shaft Jr. See more »

Quotes

John Shaft I: Boy, back in the day, we didn't need guns. All we needed was our bare knuckles.
[reveals an arsenal of firearms]
John Shaft I: But you can't be too prepared.
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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Big Bird's Big Break (2018) See more »

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