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So much Shaft, so little bread

Here's the sounds. That wasn't so bad, was it? Coming soon (I hope): Sounds and pictures from all 3 original Shaft movies!

Filename/size Dialogue
stepoff.wav
(48976 bytes)
From the Shaft Y2K trailer!

Roundtree Shaft to Jackson Shaft: You're too hot man, you gotta step off a bit.

50BUCKS.WAV
(46412 bytes)
Shaft: I get fifty bucks an hour... plus expenses!
BLAKSHIT.WAV
(26571 bytes)
Lt. Androzzi: Aw come on Shaft, what is it with this Black shit?
CAUCASN.WAV
(38244 bytes)
Shaft: You're a very wise caucasian, Vic.
CHAIR.WAV
(56951 bytes)
Lt. Androzzi: Have a chair, John.
Shaft: I don't like your chair.
CLOSEIT.WAV
(157364 bytes)
Shaft: Looks like you're gonna have to close it yourself, shitty!
COLDSHIT.WAV
(88244 bytes)
Willie: That's some cold shit, throwing my man Leroy out the window. Just picked my man up and threw him out the Goddamned window.
COOLIT.WAV
(48070 bytes)
(anonymous Black revolutionary type): Cool it, man.
Shaft: You cool it, boy!
CUTCRAP.WAV
(32656 bytes)
Shaft: Cut the crap, man, this is Shaft.
DEADCAT.WAV
(42873 bytes)
(anonymous Black revolutionary type): You're a shrewd cat, Shaft.
Shaft: You and your boys blow it and I'll be one dead cat.
DONTJIVE.WAV
(23562 bytes)
Shaft: Don't jive me!
GETLAID.WAV
(183160 bytes)
Sgt. Hannon (Androzzi's partner): Hey, where the hell are you going, Shaft?
Shaft: To get laid, where the hell are you going?
GETUBMPY.WAV
(10431 bytes)
Shaft: I'll get you, Bumpy.
KINDAJOB.WAV
(16928 bytes)
Shaft: What kind of fucking job are you talking about?
LAYONME.WAV
(25430 bytes)
Shaft: What you trying to lay on me, huh?
LIKEWAR.WAV
(21888 bytes)
Shaft: Looks like war coming, huh?
LOOKBABY.WAV
(11087 bytes)
Shaft: Look, baby.
LOVEYOU.WAV
(86789 bytes)
Shaft's woman: I love you.
Shaft: Yeah, I know... take it easy.

(Editor's note: this quote is echoed years later in The Empire Strikes Back.)

MACHINE.WAV
(84745 bytes)
Shaft: I got to feeling like a machine. That's no way to feel.
MNRTYFLK.WAV
(44442 bytes)
Shaft: It warms my Black heart to see you so concerned about us minority folks.
MUSHMTH.WAV
(61590 bytes)
Shaft: That's 'cause us Black folk talk mush-mouth, Lieutenant.
NOTHIN.WAV
(35528 bytes)
Shaft: Ben, you got nothin' I want!
NOWAYBAB.WAV
(10143 bytes)
Shaft: No way, baby.
OFFMYBAK.WAV
(20170 bytes)
Shaft: Get off my back, huh?
PROBLEMS.WAV
(198236 bytes)
Shaft's woman: You got problems, baby?
Shaft: Yeah, I got a couple of 'em. I was born Black, and I was born poor.
PRTYOVER.WAV
(145224 bytes)
Shaft: Party's over... you got to split. Some other time, huh... same feelings, same place.
RIGHTON.WAV
(10229 bytes)
Shaft: Right on!
RUNWORTH.WAV
(132176 bytes)
Shaft: When you lead that revolution, Whitey better be standing still... 'cause you don't run worth a damn no more!
STAYLOOS.WAV
(21463 bytes)
Shaft: Stay loose, baby.
STRATBAB.WAV
(15042 bytes)
Shaft: We're straight, baby.
SUEASS.WAV
(25286 bytes)
Shaft: ...and I'll sue your goddamn ass for false arrest!
TCB.WAV
(39009 bytes)
Shaft: Right now I gotta take care of some business.
THNXBRO.WAV
(16874 bytes)
Shaft: Thanks, brother.
THREATEN.WAV
(30905 bytes)
Shaft: Threatening my livelihood is a violation of my rights, isn't it, Vic?
UBELEVIT.WAV
(7460 bytes)
Shaft: You believe it.
UPYOURS.WAV
(23988 bytes)
Shaft: Up yours, baby.
WILLIE.WAV
(43646 bytes)
Shaft: Why don't stop playing with yourself, Willie?
YOUGOT.WAV
(26936 bytes)
Shaft: Just say what you got, man.
bartshft.wav
(173332 bytes)
A bonus sound from another source...

Bart Simpson: Who's the Black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks?
Lisa Simpson: Shaft.
Bart Simpson: You're damn right! Who's the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about?
Lisa Simpson: Shaft.
Bart Simpson: Right on.

Shaft Sounds propers:

  • Don Pizzaro, the creator of what was probably the very first web site dedicated to Shaft, has brought back his original page by popular demand! Don's still kicking it old-school, yo.
  • www.johnshaft.com. What more can be said?
  • www.theoriginalshaft.com. The "Richard Roundtree authorized" site.
  • shaft.go.to. The only non-porn site called "20 Inches of Shaft."
  • shaft.come.to. Let me make this perfectly clear: "Shaft's Shaft page."
  • Ed Melendez risked his neck for his brother man by recognizing this collection as a Melendez pick for September 1997. Think different. Think Shaft.
  • See an incredible collection of Shaft production documents and memorabilia (beware the unfortunate embedded MIDI).
  • The man, the legend: Isaac Hayes. Visit his official web home, www.isaachayes.com.
  • Complaints? Requests? Spam? Send it to me, Hugh M. McNally, hmcnally@computer.org
  • Important links:

  • OFFICIAL SHAFT Y2K SITE: www.shaft-themovie.com
  • Isaac Hayes's Shaft Theme 2000 video | The whole friggin' soundtrack! (FM radio quality) (courtesy LaFace records, broadband recommended)
  • IMDb entries: Shaft Y2K | Classic Shaft
  • NY Times article: Shaft: A Black Gumshoe Who Built a Genre Is Back on the Job (subscription required)
  • Shaft Y2K coverage on upcomingmovies.com
  • Shaft Y2K trailer: QuickTime 2.6 Mb | 5.4 Mb | 10.6 Mb