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.
At the time of the film's release the main three actors ages are as follows: Roundtree 76, Jackson 70, and Usher 27. See more »
FBI data analysts are not given badges. Only sworn FBI agents, officers, and investigators are provided with badges and credentials. See more »
[to herself after running toward danger and then running right back]
Nope, nope, that's some simple bitch shit. Okay, we ain't gonna be her.
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When the main title comes on in the traditional Shaft font, the copyright notice reads MCMLXXI, which is 1971, the year the original was released. The proper 2019 notice appears in the end credits. See more »