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Shaft

The Murder Machine (Season 1, Episode 7)
TV Episode | 73 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A grand jury witness, who was to testify against a mobster, is killed by a grenade at the courtroom. Also killed is a friend of Shaft who was at the courtroom to get married. Shaft is determined to catch the hit man, who he briefly saw, ...See moreA grand jury witness, who was to testify against a mobster, is killed by a grenade at the courtroom. Also killed is a friend of Shaft who was at the courtroom to get married. Shaft is determined to catch the hit man, who he briefly saw, and decides to set himself up as a decoy to do so. The killer is also a devoted family man whose wife is catching on to what he really does for a living. Written by rbecker28 See less
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Updated Feb 19, 1974

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Feb 19, 1974 (United States)

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16 cast members
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Richard Roundtree
John Shaft John Shaft   See fewer
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Eddie Barth
Lt. Al Rossi (as Ed Barth) Lt. Al Rossi (as Ed Barth)   See fewer
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Clu Gulager
Richard Quayle Richard Quayle   See fewer
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Fionnula Flanagan
Louise Quayle Louise Quayle   See fewer
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Judie Stein
Laura Parks Laura Parks   See fewer
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Mills Watson
Henry Kassner Henry Kassner   See fewer
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Joe Warfield
Gerald Wallace Gerald Wallace   See fewer
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Sheldon Allman
Frank Higget Frank Higget   See fewer
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John Garwood
Plainclothesman #1 Plainclothesman #1   See fewer
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Glenn Robards
Plainclothesman #2 Plainclothesman #2   See fewer
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Danny Wells
Bookie Bookie   See fewer
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Rudy Doucette
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Janice Durkin
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sid Haig
Higget's Bodyguard (uncredited) Higget's Bodyguard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Than Wyenn
Corman (uncredited) Corman (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 10 votes