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.
|Samuel L. Jackson||Jeffrey Wright|
|Christian Bale||Busta Rhymes|
|Dan Hedaya||Toni Collette|
|Richard Roundtree||Pat Hingle|
|Philip Bosco||Vanessa Williams|