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John Shaft II

Detective John Shaft II is the primary heroic anti-hero protagonist and a hard-as-nails police officer in the 2000 continuation of Shaft as well as 2019's continuation. He is the nephew of the original John Shaft and is portrayed in the film by Samuel L. Jackson.

Character Summary[]

Shaft II is a member of the New York police department and his police partner is Carmen Vasquez. Much like his uncle of the same name before him, he also keeps alive his uncle's hard-boiled reputation. One day, he ends up finding himself taking down a complex drug dealer, murderer and corrupt police unit ring of crime.

Background Information and Notes[]

  • Much like his uncle, nephew Shaft also wears 70s-styled sunglasses and also occasionally wears a stylish hat and overcoat to go with it.
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