Glynn Edwards plays a captain of a ship named Vanden. Appears a good 80 minutes into the movie. He plays a character who helps smugglers export black people from Africa to France but only because he really needs the money, which is why he agrees to help. Shaft is undercover and disguises himself among the captured people being exported while Vanden is controlling the ship. Vanden has a bodyguard who carries a knife also and he gets killed by Shaft and Vanden isn't happy to the smugglers and asks for more money or he's never will help the smugglers ever again by asking him to find a new captain. Not really worth watching, not unless you really want to watch the early Shaft movies. Maybe worth while because Glynn is British and the history of black people going to America and etc. Makes me wonder why they were wiling to cast a British actor into the movie with such a theme.
His character telling his bodyguard to back down as the informant deserves his money.
His bodyguard on the left of the shot.
His character not happy to the smuggler after all the trouble caused on his ship, 5 minutes after his first appearance.
Agreed. They really went wild on SIA and just placed a story just to give something new to Shaft. I suppose it was just another move for Glynn Edwards to be file before he made himself a bartender for the Winchester Club. Funny because he does lose himself a bodyguard in Shaft in Africa and he's gone to help Arthur Daley.
I'll record it and share. It's not that long, only like 5 mins long.
Shaft In Africa is definetly the least of the three original films but it has its moments and Richard Roundtree is always watchable as the title character.
Yeah, Richard Roundtree is good I would agree. He looked alot better in the third film. I thought he looked more innocent in the first movie so I would see where they went with his character in the third film. I see he's also set to return in the movie next year release Shaft, personality, I'm staying tuned to watch that.
According to one source I found, the 2019 Shaft is going to be an action comedy with the Shaft character being the son of Samuel L. Jackson's John Shaft. Richard Roundtree is in too.
yeh, i suppose the speculation is done so they can made anyone interested to watch the movie when it gets released. building the hype I suppose.
I did manage to see the previous Shaft in the year 2000, they threw a bunch of characters in their from different backgrounds including Hispanic to show how it affected Shaft and have him do something about it. I would think it built from the first set of films from the 70s with the idea of what Shaft film series had become.
I think it's safe to say that an American movie like this of Glynn Edwards character being a Brit owning a smuggler ship exporting slaves from Africa for money and being fed up with it contributes to that.
I thought Shaft was going to get angry, offended and kill him like Michael Caine did to Edward's character in Get Carter! I suppose it was just a way of seeing if Shaft would do his undercover work and not feel the pressure on his job. Clearly a way to get us Brits to watch Shaft I suppose. "Oh shaft spared Glynn Edwards!, OMG! who is that guy Shaft?" Yeah, shocking!