New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.

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Walter Wade, Sr.
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Lt. Kearney (as Daniel Von Bargen)
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Storyline

New York Police Detective John Shaft is the lead detective on a sensitive case, a young black man is severely beaten. The man's companions tell Shaft that their friend humiliated the one who was sprouting racial slurs at him. Shaft confronts him and he says he's Walter Wade Jr. , the son of a wealthy man. Shaft finds that he has the id of a woman who's a waitress at the bar where Wade and the guy who was attacked were. When Wade continues to hurl racist comments, Shaft smacks him. Shaft later learns because of his actions Wade was granted bail and fled. Two years later, Wade returns and Shaft arrests him. At his hearing when the judge grants him bail, that's when Shaft throws his badge at the judge. He then sets out to get Wade by finding the waitress. Wade in the meantime asks a drug dealer named Peoples Hernandez to find the waitress and make sure she doesn't talk. Written by [email protected]

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Still the man, any questions?

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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8 November 2000 (France)  »

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Box Office

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$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,714,757 (USA) (16 June 2000)

Gross:

$70,327,868 (USA) (13 October 2000)
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Christian Bale didn't have any interest in playing the part of the villain as he had just finished making American Psycho (2000). But he was reading through lines with Toni Collette who has the part of the witness in the film one day, and decided to give it a go as another villain after all. See more »

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After the first arrest of the drug dealers, the camera and its crew are reflected in the mirror on the far side of the booking area in the police station. See more »

Quotes

Peoples Hernandez: When I say "me", "me ", is this
[Opens the door to a room showing him half naked women packaging drugs]
Walter Wade, Jr.: Oh
Peoples Hernandez: I was you to front for me, get me some upscale customers
Walter Wade, Jr.: If it's really important to you, you can tell everybody you've got a rich white boy on a rope I really don't care, I think you're too much of your own product, but drugs?, no fucking way
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Connections

References The New Price Is Right (1972) See more »

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Bad Man
Written and Performed by R. Kelly
Courtesy of Jive Records
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An adequate successor but still a B-movie.
12 December 2000 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Shaft 2000" is a reasonable successor to the original Shaft of 29 years ago. The film shows restraint by keeping Shaft big, but not bigger than life, as it tries to be a human story first and an action flick second. Unfortunately, in spite of good performances (especially by Wright) and good production talent, the story fails on the human level and hedges on the obvious alternative of exaggerated good and bad guys and a profusion of gratuitous violence, sex, and action. Worth a watch but keep expectations low.


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