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Shaft (1971), directed by Gordon Parks and starring Richard Roundtree (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for Shaft, directed by Gordon Parks and starring Richard Roundtree; No. 38 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

New York movies: Shaft (1971)

From Harlem to midtown to Greenwich Village, no one seems to have a finger on the pulse of the city like Richard Roundtree’s impossibly badass private eye in Gordon Parks’s blaxploitation classic. He’s a man whose loyalty shifts from faction to faction but always seems to belong, quietly, to New York.—Alison Willmore

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