Shaft Movie Review 1971

Information and Film Reviews for Shaft the Movie

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A black private eye (Roundtree) is hired to find a Harlem gangster's (Gunn) kidnapped daughter. Lotsa sex and violence; suspenseful and well directed by notable "Life" photographer Parks . Great ending. Academy Award-winning theme song by Isaac Hayes, the first music award from the Academy to an African American. Adapted from the novel by Ernest Tidyman. Followed by "Shaft's Big Score" and "Shaft in Africa."

Distribution

MGM Home Entertainment, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404-6061, Phone: (310)449-3000, Fax: (310)449-3100, URL: http://www.mgmhomevideo.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Mystery & Suspense, Private Eyes, Gangs, African America, Blaxploitation
Screenplay
John D.F. Black, Ernest Tidyman
Cast
Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John, Gwen Mitchell, Lawrence Pressman, Victor Arnold, Antonio Fargas, Drew "Bundini" Brown
Cinematography
Urs Furrer
Director
Gordon Parks
Music
Isaac Hayes, J.J. Johnson
Producer
MGM

Awards

Oscars 1971: Song ("Theme from Shaft"); Golden Globes 1972: Score, Natl. Film Reg. 2000.

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