Shaft (2000)

Still the man, any questions?

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2000-06-15
  • User Rating: 5.7/10 from 494 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: Germany, United States of America
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New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence will get him acquitted -- especially since he's paid a drug kingpin to kill the witness.

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  • Samuel L. Jackson

    as John Shaft
  • Jeffrey Wright

    as Peoples Hernandez
  • Christian Bale

    as Walter Wade, Jr.
  • Busta Rhymes

    as Rasaan
  • Dan Hedaya

    as Jack Roselli
  • Toni Collette

    as Diane Palmieri
  • Richard Roundtree

    as (Uncle) John Shaft
  • Pat Hingle

    as Judge Dennis Bradford
  • Philip Bosco

    as Walter Wade Senior
  • Vanessa Williams

    as Carmen Vasquez
  • Lee Tergesen

    as Luger
  • Gordon Parks

    as Lenox Lounge Patron
  • Sonja Sohn

    as Alice
  • Amer Al-Khan

    as Bystander at Metronome
Directing John Singleton Director
Writing Ernest Tidyman Author
Writing John Singleton Author
Writing Shane Salerno Author
Writing Richard Price Author
Production Mark Roybal Producer
Production Scott Rudin Producer
Production John Singleton Producer
Sound David Arnold Original Music Composer
Camera Donald E. Thorin Director of Photography
Editing John Bloom Editor
Editing Antonia Van Drimmelen Editor
Production Ilene Starger Casting
Art Patrizia von Brandenstein Production Design
Sound Isaac Hayes Original Music Composer
Production Paul Hall Executive Producer