Shaft (2000)

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Corrected entry: In the drug bust scene, just before Shaft meets Peoples, he introduces himself to the 2 corrupt cops. In real life, all cops on a drug bust would have known each other, thus avoiding accidental shootings of fellow cops.

Correction: This is simply not true. Narcotics investigations involving different agencies are common. There could be multiple local agencies, or local and state agencies, or different Federal Agencies, or any combination thereof. In such cases there is always some form of visual identifier (jacket, vest, etc...) that all officers/agents wear in order to let everyone recognize them. Even if everyone did meet prior to the raid it would be common for an officer not to recognize an officer from another jurisdiction that he met once for a few seconds.


Corrected entry: When Peoples is shot, and falls to his knees, you can clearly see through his pants that he is wearing knee-pads.

Correction: I noticed this too, but the dark part on his knees are dirt stains, not kneepads.

Corrected entry: Just before Walter Jr. gets jumped by Shaft and the other white cop, he puts on his black gloves twice.

Correction: In the scene in the alley, Wade puts his gloves on, an instant later he is just adjusting them to be ready for a fist fight.

Factual error: In the scene where Shaft has chased the guy running from the drug bust and caught him in the hall with an empty gun you can plainly see the slide is locked back on the bad guy's pistol (indicating an empty magazine). When Shaft steps out to arrest him (before the bad guy jumps out of the window into the other building) you can clearly hear the 2 clicks of a firearm hammer falling on an empty chamber. With the slide locked back, the hammer is locked back would never make any clicks.

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Trivia: In the Lenox Lounge, the old white-bearded man playing chess and smoking a pipe is the director of the 1971 version of Shaft, Gordon Parks, doing his cameo.

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