Do the Right Thing



120 Min

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.

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Jun 14th, 1989


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Do the Right Thing : Senor Love Daddy

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Mookie (Spike Lee) delivers food to the DJ, Mister Senor Love Daddy (Samuel L. Jackson)

Do the Right Thing : Rollcall

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Mister Senor Love Daddy gives a list of great African American Musicians.

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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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- In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #96 Greatest Movie of All Time. It was the first inclusion of this film on the list.

- 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…More

- Spike Lee's first choice for the role of Pino was Matt Dillon.

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