"The cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about" returned in seven made-for-TV crime dramas starring Richard Roundtree as private eye John Shaft. A defense attorney and his client turn up dead, and it's up to Shaft to find the killer, in "The Enforcers" (1973). Eddie Barth, Robert Culp co-star. Then, "The Killing" (1973) finds Shaft trying to clear his name when a murder gets pinned on him. With Barth, Ja'net Dubois. Shaft helps a nightclub owner whose son is blamed for a vehicular crime, in "Hit-Run" (1973). Tony Curtis also stars. "The Kidnapping" (1973) of a banker's wife lands Shaft in hot water with the cops when he acts as middleman. Next, Shaft aids a police officer accused of corruption, in "Cop Killer" (1974). With DarrenMcGavin. A stolen necklace is at the center of Shaft's case, in "The Capricorn Murders" (1974). And, it's a personal mission for Shaft when he goes after the hit man who killed his friend, in "The Murder Machine" (1974). Clu Gulager also stars. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
He's the coolest private detective around, caught up in all the hottest cases. Can you dig it? Richard Roundtree portrays street smart Harlem sleuth John Shaft, reprising the film role he played in three trend-setting movies of the early 1970s (and would revisit in the 2000 Shaft remake starring Samuel L. Jackson). in these seven episodes that each ran in a 90-minute timeslot, Shaft likes his women chic, his cars fast and his clothes expensive - and takes the fight to mob lowlifes, scum-balls and vigilantes who prey upon Shaft's pals and other decent, everyday people. And, yes, it just wouldn't be Shaft without the signature theme music of Isaac Hayes. That's here, too. Right on!