Continuity mistake: When Samuel Jackson is about to be shot by the two corrupt cops, the Vanessa Williams character comes up from behind and shoots the black one in the head and he falls down. Then, they show her talking, and the same black man's arm and partial shoulder are in the shot.
Visible crew/equipment: While People's brother is waiting in the car he gets shot in the head. If you slow the scene you can see an empty blood sack near the back of the window.
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 also...it would never make any clicks.
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.
John Shaft: April Fool, motherfucker. Told you not to make me run.
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