The SHAFT series goes global, with a weak story line, zero thrills, and one-dimensional characters.
New York private detective John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) is hired by foreign diplomat Emir Ramila (Cy Grant) to help bust a gang illegally supplying Africans for menial labor at meager wages in Europe. Shaft undergoes training in local languages and customs before posing as a native to lure the
recruiters. But Ramila's underling Wassa (Debebe Eshetu) is a double-agent, and the criminals know Shaft's identity from the beginning. After several attempts on his life, Shaft kills Wassa while accompanying a group of Africans to a crowded tenement in France. When he sli...