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Shaft (1971)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Jun 6, 2000

Budget $1,125,000

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Running Time
1 hour, 40 minutes

Country USA

Studio MGM, Roger Lewis Productions, Stirling Silliphant

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Genre: Action, Crime, Kidnapping, Detectives, Blaxploitation, Cult Classic, Suspense, Gangsters, Police, Drugs, Urban, Hostage, Investigation

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

Plot: One of the first black action heroes blasts onto the Hollywood scene in this tale of John Shaft, a private eye who sets out to find the missing daughter of a Harlem gang kingpin. By modern standards, the edge might seem a little dull, but Isaac Hayes' score is fresh as ever. Based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Original Dramatic Score. Academy Awards: Best Song ("Theme from Shaft").

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 Directed by
Gordon Parks
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 Written by
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