Shaft in Africa (1973)

Shaft in Africa
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 52mins.
Genres Sequel, Action
Keywords detective, Shaft (franchise)
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Richard Roundtree Actor Shaft 1 1000001
Frank Finlay Actor Slave Dealer 1 1000002
Vonetta McGee Actor Aleme 1 1000003
Neda Arneric Actor Jazar 1 1000004
Debebe Eshetu Actor Wassa 1 1000005
Spiros Focas Actor Sassari 1 1000006
Jacques Herlin Actor Perreau 1 1000007
Cy Grant Actor Emir 1 1000008
Marne Maitland Actor Colonel Gondar 1 1000009
Jacques Marin Actor French Inspector 1 1000010
James Myers Actor Detective Williams 1 1000011
Thomas Baptiste Actor Kopo 1 1000012
John Guillermin Director n/a 2 2000001
David Tomblin Director 2nd unit director 2 2000002
Roger Lewis Producer n/a 3 3000001
Stirling Silliphant Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ernest Tidyman Characters as Source Material n/a 121009 4000002
Miguel Gil Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Marcel Grignon Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Max Benedict Editor n/a 172 7000001
Johnny Pate Music n/a 120781 8000001
Dennis Lambert Song ("Are You Man Enough?") 120859 8000002
Brian Potter Song ("Are You Man Enough?") 120859 8000003
John Stoll Production Designer production design 164 9000001
Jose Tapiador Art Director art direction 183 9000002
Peter Sutton Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Hal Watkins Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Miguel Pedregosa Other action coordinator 120795 26000001
Synopsis
Private detective John Shaft travels to Africa after being engaged by diplomat Emir Ramila to infiltrate a slavery ring being run by the cruel Vincent Amafi. Amafi is having Africans kidnapped and sent to Europe as slave laborers, and when Ramila tried to expose him, he killed his son. After Shaft has been tutored so that he can pass as an African, he goes to Ethiopia to allow himself to be kidnapped by Amafi's group. But a traitor in Ramila's organization betrays Shaft's identity. Although he is now in danger, Shaft continues to free slaves while avoiding a series of attempts on his life.
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