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Shaft

This was the second feature of the longtime still photographer Parks, in which he brought together talent for capturing an image and personal knowledge of life on the streets to create a hard-hitting action thriller. Roundtree plays a private detective hir… (more)

Released: 1971

Rating: R

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In Richard Roundtree's first outing as supercool private-eye John Shaft (which he would play in two sequels and a short-lived CBS TV series), the sleuth is hired by a Harlem mobster to find his kidnapped teenage daughter, which leads him to a black-militan (more…)

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  • Released: 1971
  • Rating: R
  • User Rating:4 out of 5 (1 rating)
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  • Review: This was the second feature of the longtime still photographer Parks, in which he brought together talent for capturing an image and personal knowledge of life on the streets to create a hard-hitting action thriller. Roundtree plays a private detective hir… (more)

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