Shaft's Big Score 1972 R CC

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Richard Roundtree is back as streetwise detective Shaft. Before Shaft can respond to an SOS from a friend, the friend is murdered.

Starring:
Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn
Runtime:
1 hour 46 minutes

Shaft's Big Score

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Director Gordon Parks
Starring Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn
Supporting actors Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo, Kathy Imrie, Wally Taylor, Julius Harris, Rosalind Miles, Joe Santos, Angelo Gnazzo, Don Blakely, Melvin Green Jr., Thomas Anderson, Evelyn Davis, Richard Pittman, Robert Kya-Hill, Thomas Brann, Bob Jefferson, Dan Hannafin, Jimmy Hayeson
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "imperiallancer" on April 19, 2002
Format: DVD
Back in prehistoric times, John Shaft was the role model if you was a nice guy, Priest from Superfly was the man if you was dreaming of livin' the life. Shaft's Big Score the followup to the Cool Black crimefighter series, is a slickened up version of the much more grittier original. Still, the bad ... gets off. The climatic chase has been "rescene" in dozens of later films from Hollywood and around the world and Mr. Parks still doesn't get the proper props for bringing to the screen a cultural icon that despite time and Singleton's "nephew" is still the Man. The late Reverend O.C. Smith is too countrified for singing a Big City theme but the powers the be didn't want to pay Isaac"Black Moses-Voice of ... Reason Chef from South Park" Hayes asking price. But there is a tease of what it might of been in the club scene where somebodys' girlfriend swirls to the early '70s funk. Never mind the usher pass the joint and hand me the gin Shaft Big Score is smokin' Jim.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Baldwin on May 16, 2010
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I thought this flick was a cut above the original "Shaft". With star Richard Roundtree and director Gordon Parks returning they've upped the ante here. Roundtree feels more at home in his leather and turtlenecks and he's been blessed with a better story that involves him manipulating different mob factions with a cache of money thrown into the mix. The flick concludes with a terrifically conceived chase scene that involves fast cars, speedboats, and helicopters that'll keep you on the edge of your seat. This is popcorn entertainment of the best kind!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By New England Pat on November 10, 2010
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Black and white mobsters eyeing the lucrative numbers market in Queens square off in this nice action film that has more going for it than the original movie a year earlier. Richard Roundtree reprises his role as the tough, sexy private eye who manages to make the ladies swoon and the gangsters look for ways to eliminate him once and for all. The action scenes are good but the final chase sequence, while entertaining, drags on a bit too long and runs out of steam before the explosive ending. O.C. Smith sings the theme song but one wonders what happened to Isaac Hayes and his great vocals and instrumentals? Still, this picture is one of the best blaxploitation films that were quite the rage back in the day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By joseph on August 30, 2014
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Always a Shaft fan. The first Shaft is in a class by itself. Richard Roundtree put his seal on John Shaft. Number two was his Big Score. A great director in Gordan Parks who never get enough credit for being a great flim maker.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Hickman on November 23, 2013
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I really enjoyed this movie. It brought back lots of memories, as I'd recently graduated college. Being born in Memphis, some of those memories were not so pleasant.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Troxle on October 14, 2004
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Of all of the movies that I own, I keep coming back to the Shaft movies. I wish that they could have made more of them. Don't listen to others, this one is just as good as the first one!

This is the typical story of the black man against the Italian-American(black blood is on them also..) for control of the ghetto. This one is good because it takes a look into black people with money in the early 70's. This film has action, sex, story, chases and a mob boss who doe snot mind you talking sh*t to him, but touch his food or matrial items and he is pissed!

If you like black exploitation films or if you are white and you like raw action films, get this. Shaft is Africa was a little different(could be why they never made another), but still ok. Shaft's Big Score should be your score.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rob on May 26, 2006
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Shaft's Big Score is a decent sequel, but the pacing is a bit slow at times. You can't beat The Theme From Shaft, but Big Score has got some tight music in it, keepin' it funky for the Private Dick whose a brotha man. Bumpy and Willie, my two favorite characters are back, and Bumpy is still tolerating Shaft while Bumpy maintains his hilarious disrepecting of him. About midway through is one of coolest scenes ever-Shaft is getting worked over backstage at a nightclub by Mob goons while the shots cut back and forth between busted jaws and writhing exotic dancers. The whole scene is scored with a heavily funky tune about the fuzz comin' 'round and what you gonna do when the mace comes down. Obviously, then you gotta just disrespect the Man and check this movie out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Showers on May 4, 2013
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this dvd was great and it was a double feature so you get double action of the 70's in new York city
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