- Director: John Singleton,
- Writer: Ernest Tidyman, John Singleton, Richard Price, Shane Salerno,
- StarCast: Busta Rhymes, Christian Bale, Dan Hedaya, Jeffrey Wright, Pat Hingle, Richard Roundtree, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, Vanessa Williams,
- Producer: Ilene Starger, John Singleton, Mark Roybal, Paul Hall, Scott Rudin,
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.