Shaft (1973–1974)
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The Killing 

Shaft gets into an altercation with a procurer while trying to protect an old girlfriend who has fallen on hard times and turned to prostitution. When the procurer is found murdered, Shaft ... See full summary »

Director:

Nicholas Colasanto

Writers:

Ellis Marcus, Ernest Tidyman (novel)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Roundtree ... John Shaft
Eddie Barth ... Lt. Al Rossi (as Ed Barth)
Ja'net DuBois ... Diana Richie
Leonard Frey ... Kyle Bruckner
Michael Ansara ... Sergeant Duff
Michael Pataki ... Sonny Bruckner
Henry Beckman ... Stanley Hollister
Ron Soble ... Archie McGill
Jared Martin ... Victor Perrine
Val Avery ... Captain Rigano
Vito Scotti ... Charley
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Jack Benjamin
Royce Wallace Royce Wallace ... Mrs. Richie
Albert Popwell ... Logan
Jacque Lynn Colton Jacque Lynn Colton ... Selma Thomas

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Shaft gets into an altercation with a procurer while trying to protect an old girlfriend who has fallen on hard times and turned to prostitution. When the procurer is found murdered, Shaft is accused of the crime, and the girl is his only alibi, but she has disappeared. Written by rbecker28

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Action | Crime | Drama

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"Shaft: The Killing" was a more exciting ep of the series than the previous first one
10 June 2019 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This second ep of the "Shaft" TV show is much better than the first as it has a bit more action and a more compelling dramatic storyline. Future "Good Times" star as well as eventual co-writer and singer of "The Jeffersons" theme song, Ja'net DuBois, is a former lover of John Shaft who's now in trouble with her former pimp. I'll stop there and just say this was entertaining from beginning to end even with the restrictions the network put on this show concerning content. By the way, the director of this one was Nicholas Colosanto, who would eventually be well known as Coach on "Cheers". So on that note, "Shaft: The Killing" is recommended for fans of the character.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

MGM Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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