About

Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

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Directed by

Gordon Parks

Written by

Ernest Tidyman (Screenplay)
John D.F. Black (Screenplay)

Runtime

100 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

daughter new york city police blaxploitation ghetto black people

Photos

Lists

#159 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Music, Original Song

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score