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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Updated: 30 May 2018
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Samuel L. Jackson ... John Shaft II
Avan Jogia
Alexandra Shipp
Regina Hall
Richard Roundtree ... John Shaft I
Matt Lauria ... Cutty
Luna Lauren Velez ... Bennie
Jessie T. Usher ... John Shaft Jr.
Jessica Medina ... Waitress
Method Man ... Freddie P
Sylvia Jefferies ... Once Beautiful Woman
Athena Akers ... New York Patron
Tashiana Washington ... Sugar
José Alfredo Fernandez ... Construction Worker
Isaach De Bankolé ... Gordito
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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 | black comedy | See All (3) »

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More Shaft than you can handle.

Genres:

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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Color
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Trivia

In 2019, as the trailer made clear, all three generations of the family members named John Shaft exist in the Warner Bros-New Line Cinema-Netflix sequel confusingly also entitled "Shaft". Further to add confusion, with three lead characters sharing the same name, from the original MGM version, the family tree relationships are broken down as; Richard Rountree as (uncle/great-uncle) John Shaft, Samuel L Jackson as (nephew/father) John Shaft (Senior/II from RR version), and Usher as (great-nephew/son) John Shaft (Junior/II from SLJ version/III from RR version). See more »

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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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