Original Australian Daybill Movie Poster Shaft's Big Score
Shaft's Big Score! is a 1972 American neo-noir action crime–drama film starring Richard Roundtree as the private detective John Shaft. Directed by Gordon Parks,this is the second film in the trilogy. Ernest Tidyman once more supplied the screenplay. The first film's composer Isaac Hayes was unavailable, so Parks, the returning director, did the score himself. The film was produced on a budget of $1,978,000. Shaft's Big Score! also stars Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo, Julius Harris, and Joe Santos. Critic Roger Ebert awarded the film 3 stars out of 4, describing it as "mass-audience escapist entertainment" that works better than the original film did.On a budget of nearly 2,000,000 it made 10,000,000.