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Seen today, there's nothing so unusual about this story of a private eye (Richard Roundtree) called in by a New York crime boss to rescue the gangster's kidnapped daughter from a rival gang. Like other private detectives, Shaft's a cool, tough, cynical loner. But he's also black - and it was the fact that this was the first time a black actor had played such a part in a mainstream Hollywood movie, that made this a distinctive, even historically important, film.
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