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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.

Director:

Tim Story
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Production Notes from IMDbPro

Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 30 May 2018
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Samuel L. Jackson ... John Shaft II
Avan Jogia
Alexandra Shipp
Regina Hall
Luna Lauren Velez ... Bennie
Matt Lauria ... Cutty
Method Man ... Freddie P
Richard Roundtree ... John Shaft I
Jessie T. Usher ... John Shaft Jr.
Robbie Jones ... Sergeant Williams
Sylvia Jefferies ... Once Beautiful Woman
Athena Akers ... New York Patron
Isaach De Bankolé ... Gordito
Jessica Medina ... Waitress
Jessica Dawson Strong ... Club Goer
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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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Taglines:

More Shaft than you can handle.

Genres:

Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, violence, sexual content, some drug material and brief nudity
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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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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 »

Quotes

John Shaft I: Boy, back in the day, we didn't need guns. All we needed was our bare knuckles.
[reveals an arsenal of firearms]
John Shaft I: But you can't be too prepared.
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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Big Bird's Big Break (2018) See more »

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