|  Book Tickets: 05/03/2001
  |  Buy to Own: 05/07/1999
  |  Watch Now: 06/03/2012
  |  96 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Who's the cat who won't cop out when there's danger all about? Private detective John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) is called in when the daughter of Harlem gangster Bumpy Jonas (Moses Gunn) is kidnapped. Forced to go undercover as a member of the mob, Shaft finds an ally in black militant Ben Buford (Christopher St John), but soon finds himself becoming embroiled in gang warfare, clashes with the Mafia and encounters with a variety of beautiful women. Kicking off the Seventies blaxploitation trend, 'Shaft' was followed by two sequels and a 2000 remake.