Shaft (2019) Script

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Director:Tim Story
Written by:Ernest Tidyman (Novel), Ernest Tidyman (Characters), Alex Barnow (Screenplay), Kenya Barris (Screenplay), Eric Stull (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly.

Shaft In Africa Script

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Director:John Guillermin
Written by:Ernest Tidyman (Author), Stirling Silliphant (Author)

Script Synopsis:Detective John Shaft travels incognito to Ethiopia, then France, to bust a human trafficking ring.

Report To The Commissioner (1975) Script

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Director:Milton Katselas
Written by:James Mills (Novel), Abby Mann (Screenplay), Ernest Tidyman (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Police officer Patty Butler, alias "Chicklet," is the live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson to gather evidence. Detective Bo Lockley is instructed to try to find her, not knowing she's also a cop.

Force Of One Script

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Director:Paul Aaron
Written by:Ernest Tidyman (Screenplay), Ernest Tidyman (Story), Pat E. Johnson (Story)

Script Synopsis:Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.

Shaft Script

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Director:John Singleton
Written by:Ernest Tidyman (Author), John Singleton (Author), Shane Salerno (Author), Richard Price (Author)

Script Synopsis:New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence will get him acquitted -- especially since he's paid a drug kingpin to kill the witness.

The French Connection

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Director:William Friedkin
Written by:Ernest Tidyman (Screenplay), Robin Moore (Author)

Script Synopsis:Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

High Plains Drifter

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Director:Clint Eastwood
Written by:Ernest Tidyman (Screenplay), Dean Riesner (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.