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Do the Right Thing

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.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Jun 14th, 1989
Budget: $6,500,000.00
Revenue: $37,295,445.00
-- General Information --
Rating: R
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Genres: Drama
-- Ratings --
IMDB: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
Metascore N/A

Do the Right Thing Main Cast

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Danny Aiello
Danny Aiello
plays Salvatore 'Sal' Fragione
Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
plays Da Mayor
Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
plays Mother Sister
Richard Edson
Richard Edson
plays Vito
Giancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esposito
plays Buggin Out
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • The scene in which Sal (Danny Aiello) and Buggin Out (Giancarlo Esposito) argue about there being no African-Americans on the wall of the restaurant - only "American Italians" - is somewhat ironic, as Giancarlo Esposito is an Italian-American.
  • Radio Raheem's (Bill Nunn) description of his four finger rings (Love and Hate) is a homage to Rev. Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) in to The Night of the Hunter
  • President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama reportedly saw this movie on their first date in 1989.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): Mother Sister's bouquet of flowers.
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