Shaft -- Gordon Parks' film features Isaac Hayes' classic theme song and Richard Roundtree as John Shaft, a black detective hired to find a Harlem mobster's beautiful kidnapped daughter.
Decent black exploitation flick about a detective who becomes embroiled in a war between black and white mobsters. Academy Award winning song, "Theme From Shaft".
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A Washington D.C. cop is proud to be one of the few African-Americans on the force. He is not well loved by his peers or by street people. Trouble erupts when he is overlooked for a promotion.
This ground breaking detective picture features Isaac Hayes' Oscar-winning theme song and stars Richard Roundtree ("Seven," "Shaft's Big Score") as John Shaft, a street-wise black detective hired to find the beautiful kidnapped daughter of powerful Harlem mobster, Moses Gunn ("Ragtime," "Heartbreak Ridge"). Helmed by award-winning director Gordon Parks ("The Learning Tree," "Leadbelly"), its huge commercial success spawned two sequels and a TV series.
A slick black detective enlists gangsters and African nationals to fight the mob.
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