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Superfly T.N.T. Directed by Ron O'Neal (Paramount); Shaft In Africa Directed by John Guillermin (MGM)

Wayne Robins, Creem, September 1973

SINCE THE black movie bonanza started, its two superheros have manfully avoided each other, respectfully allowing one another to prowl unmolested on their own turf. The truce finally seems broken, for in one week, on the same Broadway block, two sequels met soul to soul: Superfly T.N.T. and Shaft in Africa, pitted against each other for box office receipts and the title of baddest Megabrother in the Big City.

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