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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

More Shaft than you can handle.

Genres:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

FBI data analysts are not given badges. Only sworn FBI agents, officers, and investigators are provided with badges and credentials. See more »

Quotes

Sasha Arias: [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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Sequel Bombs of All Time (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)
Written by El DeBarge, Siedah Garrett, Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton
Performed by Quincy Jones featuring Barry White, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram and El DeBarge
Courtesy of Qwest Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Barry White appears courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Al B. Sure!, James Ingram and El DeBarge appear courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Great fun
28 June 2019 | by GazWatsonSee all my reviews

Yeah, there's not much depth to it, but when a film is this much fun it doesn't need it.


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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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