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Main Details

  • Released in 1971
  • Color
  • Running Time: 100 Min.
  • Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Shaft Productions Ltd.
  • Distribution Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (1971) (USA) (theatrical) | Inex Film (1971) (Yugoslavia) (theatrical) | MGM-EMI (1971) (UK) (theatrical) | Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (197?) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Gordon Parks
  • Written by Ernest Tidyman, John D.F. Black
  • Starring: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John
  • Music by Isaac Hayes
  • Produced by Joel Freeman, David Golden
  • Original Music by Isaac Hayes, J.J. Johnson
  • Cinematography by Urs Furrer
  • Film Editing by Hugh A. Robertson


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