The mob wanted Harlem back. They got shaft...up to here.

Categories: Action, Crime, Thriller
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1971-06-25
Run time: 100 minute / 1:40
Budget: $4,000,000
Revenue: $12,121,618
Director: Gordon Parks
Writers: Ernest Tidyman, John D.F. Black.
Production Companies : Shaft Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Country: United States of America



Richard Roundtree
as John Shaft
Moses Gunn
as Bumpy Jonas
Charles Cioffi
as Vic Androzzi
Christopher St. John
as Ben Buford
Gwenn Mitchell
as Ellie Moore
Lawrence Pressman
as Sergeant Tom Hannon
Victor Arnold
as Charlie
Sherri Brewer
as Marcy
Rex Robbins
as Rollie
Camille Yarbrough
as Dina Greene
Margaret Warncke
as Linda
Joseph Leon
as Byron Leibowitz
Arnold Johnson
as Cul
Dominic Barto
as Patsy
George Strus
as Carmen
Edmund Hashim
as Lee
Drew Bundini Brown
as Willy
Tommy Lane
as Leroy
Al Kirk
as Sims
Shimen Ruskin
as Dr. Sam
Antonio Fargas
as Bunky
Gertrude Jeannette
as Old Lady
Lee Steele
as Blind Vendor
Damu King
as Mal
Donny Burks
as Remmy
Tony King
as Davies
Benjamin R. Rixson
as Bey Newfield
Ricardo Brown
as Tully
Alan Weeks
as Gus
Glenn Johnson
as Char
Dennis Tate
as Dotts
Adam Wade
as Brother #1
James Hainesworth
as Brother #2
Clee Burtonya
as Sonny
Ed Bernard
as Peerce
Eddie Barth
as Tony
Joe Pronto
as Dom
Robin Nolan
as Waitress
Ron Tannas
as Billy
Betty Bresler
as Mrs. Androzzi
Gonzalo Madurga
as Counterman
Paul Nevens
as Elevator Man
Jon Richards
as Elevator Starter
Ernest Tidyman Screenplay

Ernest Tidyman Executive Producer

Ernest Tidyman Novel

Isaac Hayes Original Music Composer

Gordon Parks Director

Joel Freeman Producer

J.J. Johnson Original Music Composer

Urs Furrer Director of Photography

Hugh A. Robertson Editor

Judith Lamb Casting
Roger H. Lewis Producer
Stirling Silliphant Executive Producer

John D.F. Black Screenplay

Emanuel Gerard Art Direction

David Golden Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Martin Bell Makeup Artist

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