R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
When Peoples goes to see Wade and leaves after making his threat, Jeffrey Wright nearly slips on the broken glass and gets caught by his henchman. This wasn't scripted, but they left it in as a little joke.
My name is Peoples. You know why they call me that?
Walter Wade, Jr.: 'Cuz you's always takes care of you's peoples?
Peoples Hernandez: More or less.
After a trash can thrown at Shaft breaks a car window, you can see smoke from the explosion that was used to really break the window.
English, German, Spanish
$21,714,757 (USA) (18 June 2000)
$70,334,258 (USA) (22 October 2000)