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Shaft in Africa Details

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In the third and last in the original Shaft (1971) series of action-packed "blaxploitation" pictures, private eye John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) travels to the "motherland," where he breaks up a modern slavery ring. Shaft is hired by a diplomat, Emir Ramila (Cy Grant), to infiltrate the criminal empire of the evil Vincent Amafi (Frank Finlay), who is kidnapping poor Africans and shipping them to Europe as slave laborers. Amafi murdered Ramila's son when he attempted to expose the illegal operation, and Ramila, now aware that his investigation of Amafi has been compromised, needs an unfamiliar to face to help bring the ring leader down. After undergoing some training at the hands of a comely tutor so that he'll be able to pass muster as an African, Shaft travels to Ethiopia and allows himself to be shanghaied by Amafi's men. However, the high-ranking Wassa (Debebe Eshetu) is the traitor in Ramila's ranks, and he has betrayed Shaft. As the tough private eye attempts to free the slaves being held captive in a former Nazi prison below a French chateau and bed any beautiful women who crosses his path, he must also dodge a series of assassination attempts by Ramila's men. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Richard Roundtree
as John Shaft
Frank Finlay
as Slave Dealer
Vonetta McGee
as Aleme
Neda Arneric
as Jazar
Debebe Eshetu
as Wassa
Spiros Focas
as Sassari
Jon Chevron
as Shimba
Glynn Edwards
as Vanden
Jho Jhenkins
as Ziba
Adolfo Lastretti
as Pino
Marne Maitland
as Col. Gondor
Jacques Marin
as Inspector Cusset
Frank McRae
as Oziot
Aldo Sambrell
as Angelo
Nadim Sawalha
as Zubair
Jacques Herlin
as Perreau
Cy Grant
as Emir
Thomas Baptiste
as Kopo
Nadim Sawalha
as Zubair
Thomas Baptiste
as Kopo
Jacques Herlin
as Perreau
Jacques Marin
as Inspector Cusset
Glynn Edwards
as Vanden
Marne Maitland
as Col. Gondor
Frank McRae
as Oziot
Cy Grant
as Emir
Jon Chevron
as Shimba
Aldo Sambrell
as Angelo
Jho Jhenkins
as Ziba
Adolfo Lastretti
as Pino

Crew

John Guillermin
Director
Rene Dupont
Producer
Stirling Silliphant
Screenwriter
Marcel Grignon
Cinematographer
Johnny Pate
Composer (Music Score)
Dennis Lambert
Songwriter
Max Benedict
Editor
Hal Watkins
Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Sutton
Sound/Sound Designer
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