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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.

-- Box Office --
Released: Jun 14th, 1989
Budget: $6,500,000.00
Revenue: $37,295,445.00

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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  • Spike Lee originally wanted Robert De Niro for the role of Sal. But De Niro turned down the part, saying that it was too similar to many of the parts he had played in the past.
  • Graffiti on the wall behind Mookie and Jade reads "Tawana told the truth" in reference to the Tawana Brawley alleged rape and abduction case of 1987.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): Mother Sister's bouquet of flowers.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): In the final scene, when Sal throws $500 to Mookie, he throws five bills, and Mookie throws two back at him. When Mookie goes to pick the money up again, he picks up two bills, but two more are visible in the frame, lying on the ground.
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