Shaft


1h 38m 2000

Brief Synopsis

When spoiled college kid Walter Wade kills a young black student, John Shaft makes the arrest. Walter skips bail and flees the country, and after two years of waiting, Shaft hauls him back into custody as Walter secretly returns to the States. But when Walter's wealthy father posts bail once again, Walter is back on the streets and looking to put Shaft in a body bag. So are two of Shaft's corrupt colleagues, Jack Roselli and Jimmy Grovitch, as well as a Dominican drug lord, Peoples Hernandez, who wants revenge on Shaft for humiliating him in the neighborhood he rules. For backup, Shaft has only his two closest pals: Carmen, a colleague on the police force; and his streetwise confidant, Rasaan. Meanwhile, Shaft has to track down the one murder witness, Diane Palmieri, who can put all of his enemies away for good even as the toughest killers in the city close in on him.

Film Details

Also Known As
Shaft Returns
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Crime
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

When spoiled college kid Walter Wade kills a young black student, John Shaft makes the arrest. Walter skips bail and flees the country, and after two years of waiting, Shaft hauls him back into custody as Walter secretly returns to the States. But when Walter's wealthy father posts bail once again, Walter is back on the streets and looking to put Shaft in a body bag. So are two of Shaft's corrupt colleagues, Jack Roselli and Jimmy Grovitch, as well as a Dominican drug lord, Peoples Hernandez, who wants revenge on Shaft for humiliating him in the neighborhood he rules. For backup, Shaft has only his two closest pals: Carmen, a colleague on the police force; and his streetwise confidant, Rasaan. Meanwhile, Shaft has to track down the one murder witness, Diane Palmieri, who can put all of his enemies away for good even as the toughest killers in the city close in on him.

Crew

Raul Acosta

Song

Ola Akinmowo

Art Department Coordinator

Joseph S Alfieri

Construction Coordinator

T Allen

Song

Bill Anagnos

Stunts

Roy T Anderson

Stunts

Paul Anka

Song

Allan Apone

Makeup

Giorgio Armani

Wardrobe

David Arnold

Music

Burt Bacharach

Song

Joseph Badalucco

On-Set Dresser

R Bailey

Song

Randall Balsmeyer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Bobbi Banks

Adr Editor

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Michael Barry

Rerecording

Lieutenant John Battist

Special Thanks To

Andrt Benjamin

Song

Anthony Best

Song

Michael Betzag

Grip

John Bloom

Editor

Julie A. Bloom

Assistant Director

Anthony Bodden

Assistant

Big Boi

Song

James Bono

Assistant Property Master

Bob Bornstein

Music

Jay Boryea

Stunts

John Botte

Consultant

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Dennis Bradford

Art Director

Jane Brawley

Special Thanks To

Gary Brink

On-Set Dresser

Kevin Brink

On-Set Dresser

Michael Broughton

Stunts

Cleveland Browne

Song

Eric Bryant

On-Set Dresser

Keith M Bunting

Grip

Wilfred Caban

Special Effects Foreman

L Campbell

Song

Patrick Capone

Camera Operator

Ruth Carter

Costume Designer

Ben Cheah

Sound Effects Editor

Eric Chistoffersen

Consultant

John Coffen

Electrician

John A. Cohen

Assistant

Joseph R Collins

Photography

Steve Comesky

Electrician

Naomi Cromwell

Assistant Director

Douglas Crosby

Stunts

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

Liba Daniels

Artistic Advisor

Hal David

Song

Eben Davison

Assistant

Jill Dell'abate

Music Contractor

George Detitta Jr.

Set Decorator

Ramona Diaz-sanchez

Production Supervisor

Lee Dichter

Rerecording

Nicholas Dodd

Music

George Doherty

Assistant Production Coordinator

Damien Donohue

Grip

Donna Drinkwater

On-Set Dresser

Warren Drummond

Storyboard Artist

Brennan Dyson

Stunts

Dina Eaton

Music Editor

Kiante Elam

Stunts

Gene Engels

Lighting Technician

Ben Famiglietti

Assistant

Roy Farfel

Stunt Coordinator

Tammy Fearing

Foley Editor

Kathleen Fellegara

Medic

Richard Fellegara

Medic

Robert Fernandez

Music

Edward Ferrell

Song

Sandi Figueroa

Wardrobe Supervisor

David Filippi

Stunts

Frank Fleming

Assistant Costume Designer

Bruce Franklin

Assistant Director

Tim Gallin

Stunts

Sean Garnhart

Sound Effects Editor

Joseph Garzero

Other

Adam Geiger

Apprentice

Terel Gibson

Apprentice

Nick Gillard

Stunt Coordinator

Lewis Goldstein

Sound Effects Editor

Anthony Gueli

Hair Stylist

Carlos Guerra

Photography

Paul Hall

Executive Producer

James Harker

Electrician

Robin Harlan

Foley Artist

Harry Harris

Stunts

Kali Rashad Harrison

Production Assistant

Calvin Hart

Consultant

Isaac Hayes

Song

Isaac Hayes

Music

Sean Henriques

Song

Bill Henry

Assistant Editor

William Hines

Lighting

M Horton

Song

Joseph Iberti

Unit Production Manager

Askia Won-ling Jacob

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chris Jenkins

Rerecording

Bobby Johanson

Adr Mixer

Wycliff Johnson

Song

Donell Jones

Song

Kathy Kelehan

Visual Effects

Mary A Kelly

Script Supervisor

Paul D Kelly

Assistant Art Director

R. Kelly

Song

R. Kelly

Song Performer

Stuart Kelly

Production Assistant

Steve Kirshoff

Special Effects Coordinator

Donald A Kozma

Makeup Artist

David Kramer

Voice Casting

Maggie Kusik

Production Auditor

James D Lee

Assistant Location Manager

Skip Lievsay

Sound Editor

Skip Lievsay

Rerecording

D Lighty

Song

Joe Lisanti

Music Editor

David Lomax

Stunts

Kevin Lowry

Grip

Jalil Lynch

Stunts

John R Macdonald

Photography

Gus Magalios

Grip

Method Man

Song

Bernadette Mazur

Makeup

Vinny Mazzarella

Assistant Property Master

James Mazzola

Property Master

Francis J Mcbride

Other

Jane Mccauley

Adr Editor

Jim Mcconkey

Steadicam Operator

Zuri Devaki Adia Mceady

Production Assistant

Chuck Mcwhorter

Production Assistant

Angela Meryl

Stunts

Peter Mian

Video Assist/Playback

Danny Michael

Sound Mixer

John Milcetic

Electrician

Kiersten Pilar Miller

Production Assistant

Todd Milner

Assistant Sound Editor

Kim Miscia

Casting Associate

Sarah Monat

Foley Artist

Frank Morrone

Rerecording

B Muhammad

Song

Fred Muller

Electrician

Len Murach

Location Manager

Lucia Murillo

Assistant

Steven Nicolaides

Executive Producer

Dan O'grady

Negative Cutting

Bill Orrico

Assistant Sound Editor

Charles Page

Stunts

Angelique Palozzi

Assistant

Jim Passon

Color Timer

George Patsos

Grip

William Patsos

Grip

Ginnie Patton

Costumes

Sean Paul

Song Performer

Harve Pierre

Song

James H Pollard

Dolly Grip

Stephen Pope

Stunts

Chuck Potter

Assistant Set Decorator

Eric Potter

Sound Effects

Richard Price

Screenplay

Jodi Michelle Pynn

Stunts

John Ralbowsky

Other

Leigh Rathner

Photography

Nic Ratner

Music Editor

Don Reddy

Camera Operator

Eli Reed

Photography

Nicholas Renbeck

Dialogue Editor

Winston Rosa

Song

Fred Rosenberg

Dialogue Editor

Robert Ross

Song

Mark Roybal

Associate Producer

Jac Rubenstein

Dialogue Editor

Scott Rudin

Producer

Joyce Saffir

Special Thanks To

Shane Salerno

Screenplay

Shane Salerno

From Story

Christopher Scarfi

Electrician

Philip Scheib

Song

Andrew Schmetterling

Boom Operator

Adam Schroeder

Executive Producer

Jeremy Selman

Assistant

Laura Sewrey

Costumes

Tim Shannon

Transportation Co-Captain

David Sheats

Song

Rose Sias

Stunts

Patrick Siembieda

Production Auditor

Keith Siglinger

Stunts

Derrick Simmons

Stunts

Randy Singer

Foley Mixer

John Singleton

Producer

John Singleton

From Story

John Singleton

Screenplay

John Singleton

Story By

Manny Siverio

Stunts

J Skinner

Song

Thomas W Small

Foley Editor

Rene Smallwood

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Shaft Returns
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Crime
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 16, 2000

Released in United States on Video December 12, 2000

Released in United States September 2000

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 1-10, 2000.

Based on "Shaft" (USA/1971), directed by Gordon Parks and starring Richard Roundtree and Moses Gunn; technically the film is not a remake, nor a sequel.

Project was previously in development at MGM Pictures.

Began shooting September 21, 1999.

Completed shooting January 24, 2000.

Released in United States Summer June 16, 2000

Released in United States on Video December 12, 2000

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 1-10, 2000.)