R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Isaac Hayes took his grandmother with him as his plus-one for the Academy Awards.
Up yours! Get out the way!
When Shaft pushes one of Bumpy's goons into his office, the sound of glass breaking is heard, but the glass window in the office door is clearly undamaged until a short time later.
Most UK video versions, including the widescreen Maverick Directors release, feature an edited print of the film which is dubbed to remove strong language. DVD releases are fully uncut.