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Encyclopedia > Shaft (2000 film)
Shaft

DVD cover of Shaft.
Directed by John Singleton
Produced by Mark Roybal
Scott Rudin
Eric Steel
Written by Ernest Tidyman (novel)
John Singleton
Shane Salerno
Richard Price
Starring Samuel L. Jackson
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) June 16, 2000 (USA)
Running time 99 min.
Language English
Spanish
Budget $44,000,000 US (est.)
IMDb profile

Shaft is a 2000 movie that was directed by John Singleton. It is the sequel/spinoff of the 1971 original. The movie stars Samuel L. Jackson (as John Shaft), Toni Collette, Busta Rhymes, Vanessa L. Williams, Jeffrey Wright, and Christian Bale. The actor from the original movie, Richard Roundtree, also briefly reprises his role as John Shaft, the uncle to Jackson's character. Image File history File links Shaft_movie_poster_2001. ... DVD (commonly Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... John Daniel Singleton (born January 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is an African-American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Scott Rudin (born July 14, 1958) is an American motion picture producer known not only for his award-winning films, but also for his legendary temper. ... Ernest Tidyman (January 1, 1928 - July 14, 1984) was a Cleveland-born American author and screenwriter, best known for his novels featuring the African-American detective John Shaft. ... Shane Salerno Shane Salerno (b. ... Samuel Jackson redirects here. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... John Daniel Singleton (born January 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is an African-American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Shaft is a 1971 film used as a model for blaxploitation films, but many debate whether it actually falls under the category of blaxploitation itself (it has more elements of film noir). ... Samuel Jackson redirects here. ... John Shaft is a fictional character created by screenwriter/novelist Ernest Tidyman as a sort of African-American answer to Ian Flemings James Bond. ... Toni Collette promoting In Her Shoes Antonia Collette (born November 1, 1972) is an Academy award-nominated Australian actress. ... Trevor Smith, Jr. ... Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is a Grammy and Tony Award nominated American R&B/Pop/theatrical singer and actress. ... Jeffrey Wright as Jean-Michel Basquiat in the 1996 film Basquiat. ... Christian Charles Philip Bale (also known professionally as Christian Morgan Bale; born 30 January 1974) is an English actor [2] who is known for his roles in the films Newsies, Empire of the Sun, American Psycho, The Prestige, and Batman Begins. ... Richard Roundtree Richard Roundtree (born July 9, 1942 in New Rochelle, New York) is an African American actor and hero famous for portraying John Shaft in the film Shaft (1971) and in its two sequels: Shafts Big Score in 1972, and Shaft in Africa in 1973. ...


Plot

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

John Shaft is called in to investigate a racially motivated murder by Walter Wade Jr. (Christian Bale), the son of a wealthy tycoon. However the eye witness, Diane Palmieri (Toni Collette), disappears, and no trace is left of her. Due to Wade being let off on bail, he flees to Switzerland. Two years later, he returns confident that his connections and wealth will acquit him, so long as the waitress witness doesn't testify against him. Wade then enlists the help of a Dominican drug lord, Peoples Hernandez (Jeffrey Wright), to do his dirty business for him. Shaft must, with the help of his fellow detective Carmen Vasquez (Vanessa L. Williams), find Diane, whilst having to fight off Wade, Peoples and a host of corrupt officers and bring Wade to justice. John Shaft is a fictional character created by screenwriter/novelist Ernest Tidyman as a sort of African-American answer to Ian Flemings James Bond. ... Christian Charles Philip Bale (also known professionally as Christian Morgan Bale; born 30 January 1974) is an English actor [2] who is known for his roles in the films Newsies, Empire of the Sun, American Psycho, The Prestige, and Batman Begins. ... Toni Collette promoting In Her Shoes Antonia Collette (born November 1, 1972) is an Academy award-nominated Australian actress. ... Jeffrey Wright as Jean-Michel Basquiat in the 1996 film Basquiat. ... Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is a Grammy and Tony Award nominated American R&B/Pop/theatrical singer and actress. ...


Trivia

  • The director of the original Shaft, Gordon Parks, appears in a cameo at the Lenox Lounge party as "Mr. P"; as an homage by director John Singleton to the original film.
  • Although the legendary theme has the lyric "...a sex-machine with all the chicks..." the only sex scene was cut and edited into the opening credit montage.

Gordon Parks at Civil Rights March on Washington, 1963. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Richard Roundtree Richard Roundtree (born July 9, 1942 in New Rochelle, New York) is an African American actor and hero famous for portraying John Shaft in the film Shaft (1971) and in its two sequels: Shafts Big Score in 1972, and Shaft in Africa in 1973. ... Samuel Jackson redirects here. ... Samuel Jackson redirects here. ... Pulp Fiction is an Academy Award-winning 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino, who co-wrote the screenplay with Roger Avary. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Shaft (2000 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (151 words)
Shaft is a 2000 movie that was directed by Scott Singleton.
The actor from the original movie, Richard Roundtree, also briefly reprises his role as John Shaft, the uncle to Jackson's character.
The director of the original Shaft, Gordon Parks, appears in a cameo at the Lenox Lounge party as "Mr.
Shaft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (194 words)
Shaft (1971 film) or the 1971 novel that it is based on
John Shaft, the title character of the above films.
Shaft (dance act), a dance music act who scored a 1999 hit with a cover/remix of (Mucho Mambo) Sway
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