Shaft: John Shaft, a private investigator, is hired by a Harlem crime boss to find his kidnapped daughter. During his investigation, Shaft uncovers a Mafia plot to take over a chunk of the Black underworld's uptown territory. Shaft's big score!: Private eye John Shaft runs afoul of the underworld as he investigates a friends murder. This is the second film in the Shaft series. Shaft in Africa: Detective John Shaft is persuaded by diplomats at the United Nations to track down a slave-trading operation. This is the third film in the Shaft series.