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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:

$15,903,837, 23 June 2019
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the 2000 film Shaft, Richard Roundtree is introduced to us Samuel L. Jackson's uncle. In the 2019 film, Jackson remarks that Roundtree "was a great father, once you stopped pretending to be my uncle". This is no doubt a way to resolve the conflict between the two narratives. See more »

Goofs

The opening scenes were set in 1984 yet there are multiple modern cars seen in the background. See more »

Quotes

John Shaft II: [from trailer] Damn, you back at having a knife fight?
John Shaft I: Oh hell no, I shot him.
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Connections

Follows Shaft (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)
Written by El DeBarge, Siedah Garrett, Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton
Performed by Quincy Jones featuring Barry White, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram and El DeBarge
Courtesy of Qwest Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Barry White appears courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Al B. Sure!, James Ingram and El DeBarge appear courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Average movie with cheesy lines
15 June 2019 | by ali_4046See all my reviews

Average movie that doesn't bring anything new or exciting to movie experience. It was a struggle to sit through it


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