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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.

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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.

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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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Details

Official Sites:

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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 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,901,419, 16 June 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,034,986, 21 July 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

There is only a 6 year age difference between Richard Roundtree (Shaft I) and Samuel L. Jackson (Shaft II). See more »

Goofs

When JJ Shaft and John Shaft come to JJ's apartment after a night out (when JJ puked on a woman) JJ checks his cellular phone that shows time being 12:27. The clock at the wall seems to be 4:32 only few seconds later. See more »

Quotes

John Shaft Jr.: Is there no non-violent people in Harlem?
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Crazy Credits

Midway through the end credits, a hip-hop song abruptly stops, we hear a radio scanning, and then it lands in the middle of an old-school R&B ballad. This is a callback to a scene earlier in the film when Jackson changes the station on the car radio. See more »

Connections

References The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Out at Night
Written by Brandon Stewart, Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), Jason Rabinowitz, Cameron Marygold, Langston Theard, Jordyn Shankle and Brayden Deskins
Performed by Math Club (as The Math Club)
Courtesy of The Math Club
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Nope
29 June 2019 | by Alexander_BlanchettSee all my reviews

Meh. I must say unlike many people I did enjoy the Samuel L. Jackson sequel of 2000 as it was mostly simple but cool fun mostly because Jackson was born to play a modern Shaft. Now I was hyped to hear he would return for another sequel along with the original Shaft Richard Roundtree as well. Too bad this sequel is truly a let down and worthy to be a Shaft film. The screenplay was beyond awful. Yes it was supposed to be more of a comedy but some jokes were really cringe worthy. Jessie T. Usher was horrible. Truly horrible. Its hard to define what he actually wanted to do with his character as he can do neither, cool now awkward. Nothing worked. Absolutely pathetic performance. Samuel L. Jackson was thankfully back to his expected coolness and really saved loads of the film with his appearance. Also what the hell was wrong with Regina Hall? Very weak turn after the last good years she had. The soundtrack was good as well so that was another saving point. Still it is another one of those sequels the world really did not need.


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