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Shaft (2019)

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John Shaft Jr., a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... John Shaft
Jessie T. Usher ... JJ Shaft
Richard Roundtree ... John Shaft, Sr
Regina Hall ... Maya Babanikos
Alexandra Shipp ... Sasha Arias
Matt Lauria ... Major Gary Cutworth
Titus Welliver ... Special Agent Vietti
Method Man ... Freddy P (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)
Isaach De Bankolé ... Pierro 'Gordito' Carrera
Avan Jogia ... Karim Hassan
Luna Lauren Velez ... Bennie Rodriguez
Robbie Jones ... Sergeant Keith Williams
Aaron Dominguez ... Staff Sergeant Eddie Dominguez
Ian Casselberry ... Manuel Orozco
Almeera Jiwa ... Anam
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Storyline

JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ's youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem's heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ's own FBI analyst's badge may clash with his dad's trademark leather coat, there's no denying family. Besides, Shaft's got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that's professional and personal.

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More Shaft than you can handle.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, violence, sexual content, some drug material and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaft See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,901,419, 16 June 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,305,399, 24 June 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In January 2018, it was filmed in the Midtown area of Atlanta, Georgia. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie where Maya is saying goodbye to Shaft before getting into the taxi, there is what looks like a 1998 or later model Mercury Grand Marquis behind the van. But the scene in question is supposed to take place in the early 1990's. This is well before the model came out. See more »

Quotes

Momma: [to Shaft's honeys] Lady Syphilis, Madam Chlamydia, it's lovely to meet you both.
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Crazy Credits

When the main title comes on in the traditional Shaft font, the copyright notice reads MCMLXXI, which is 1971, the year the original was released. The proper 2019 notice appears in the end credits. See more »

Connections

Follows Shaft (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Party Up (Up In Here)
Written by Swizz Beatz (as Kasseem Dean) and DMX (as Earl Simmons)
Performed by DMX
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Movie was great. Laughed the whole time
14 June 2019 | by zimi_jdSee all my reviews

What's with the low rating? It's crazy. I kind of loved this movie and was engaged from start till end. I'd definitely recommend for a fun filled action movie.


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