DIRECTOR: Gordon Parks
COMPOSER: Isaac Hayes
CAST: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Antonio Fargas, Gordon Parks, Christopher St. John
Private detective John Shaft is hired by Harlem mobster Bumpy Jonas to find his kidnapped daughter. Bumpy has no idea who might have taken her but isn't as forthcoming as he could be about his situation.
When his first lead peters out - he thought it might be Black power advocates who took the girl - he acts on information from NYPD Lt. Vic Androzzi that outside mobsters are in town and might be trying to take over various illegal businesses in Harlem.