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.
Plot Keywords: new york city, sibling relationship, corruption, italian american, based on novel or book, drug dealer, remake, revenge, murder, violence, drugs, police officer, xenophobia, lucifer morningstar, african american
|Writers||Richard Price, Shane Salerno, Shane Salerno, John Singleton, John Singleton, Ernest Tidyman|
|Production Companies||Paramount, Scott Rudin Productions, New Deal Productions, Shaft Productions, Munich Film Partners & Company (MFP) GHS Productions|
|Production Countries||Germany, United States of America|
|Spoken Languages||English, Español, Deutsch|