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Release Date: June 14

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.

Director:

Tim Story
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Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 30 May 2018
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Cast

Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Samuel L. Jackson ... John Shaft II
Avan Jogia
Alexandra Shipp
Regina Hall
Luna Lauren Velez ... Bennie
Matt Lauria ... Cutty
Method Man ... Freddie P
Richard Roundtree ... John Shaft I
Jessie T. Usher ... John Shaft Jr.
Robbie Jones ... Sergeant Williams
Sylvia Jefferies ... Once Beautiful Woman
Athena Akers ... New York Patron
Isaach De Bankolé ... Gordito
Jessica Medina ... Waitress
Jessica Dawson Strong ... Club Goer
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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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Taglines:

More Shaft than you can handle.

Genres:

Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, violence, sexual content, some drug material and brief nudity
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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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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2:39:1
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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 »

Quotes

Momma: Please tell me that you did not get our son involved in your bullshit!
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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Big Bird's Big Break (2018) See more »

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