This ground breaking detective picture features Isaac Hayes' Oscar-winning theme song and stars Richard Roundtree ("Seven", "Shaft's Big Score") as John Shaft, a street-wise black detective hired to find the beautiful kidnapped daughter of powerful Harlem mobster, Moses Gunn ("Ragtime", "Heartbreak Ridge"). Helmed by award-winning director Gordon Parks ("The Learning Tree", "Leadbelly"), its huge commercial success spawned two sequels and a TV series.
Academy Award Nominations and Win
MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score) — Isaac Hayes
MUSIC (Song–Original for the Picture) — “Theme From Shaft,” Music and Lyrics by Isaac Hayes – WON