Duration : 99 minutes
Actor : Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Vanessa Williams, Busta Rhymes, Toni Collette, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Dan Hedaya, Richard Roundtree, Pat Hingle, Philip Bosco, Lee Tergesen, Sonja Sohn, Josef Sommer, Lynne Thigpen, Daniel von Bargen, Peter McRobbie, Richard Cocchiaro, Ron Castellano, Angela Pietropinto, Mekhi Phifer, Francisco 'Coqui' Taveras, Andre Royo, Zach Grenier, Gordon Parks, Freddie Ricks, Sixto Ramos, Richard Barboza, Gano Grills, Catherine Kellner, Mark Zeisler, Joe Quintero, Lanette Ware, Stu 'Large' Riley, Capital Jay, Bonz Malone, Elizabeth Banks, Scott Lucy, Jeff Branson, Christopher Orr, Evan Farmer, Will Chase, Lawrence Taylor, Caprice Benedetti, John Cunningham, Isaac Hayes, John Singleton, Joan Baker
Studio : Paramount, Scott Rudin Productions, New Deal Productions, Shaft Productions, Munich Film Partners & Company (MFP) GHS Productions
Keyword : sibling relationship, corruption, italian american, based on novel or book, drug dealer, remake, revenge, murder, new york city, violence, drugs, police officer, xenophobia, black american, lucifer morningstar
New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence will get him acquitted -- especially since he's paid a drug kingpin to kill the witness.