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."
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.
Oscars 1971: Song ("Theme from Shaft"); Golden Globes 1972: Score, Natl. Film Reg. 2000.
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