Do the Right Thing

1989

R

120 Min

Do the Right Thing

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Do The Right Thing takes place on a hot summer day in Brooklyn and depicts the racial conflict between an Italian American pizza restaurant owner and his African American customers and how things erupt into a violent outbreak. This Spike Lee Joint touches on themes of segregation and apartheid in the USA.

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Released:
Jun 14th, 1989
Budget:
$6,500,000.00
Revenue:
$37,295,445.00
Country:
USA

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Do The Right Thing

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Lee's darkly humorous story of racial tensions in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Created much controversy at time of release!

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- The building Sal's Pizzeria was in did not exist before shooting. Rather, it was constructed on an empty lot by the production company, and subsequently torn down after shooting wrapped.

- 'Rick Aiello (I)' and Miguel Sandoval who played Officers Long and Ponte would reprise their roles in Jungle Fever, which was also directed by 'Spike Lee (I)'.More

- This film was inspired by an actual incident in New York where some black youths were chased out of a pizzeria by some white youths in a section of New York known as Howard Beach.

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