Do the Right Thing (1989)

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Poster for the movie "Do the Right Thing"

Do the Right Thing (1989)

R 120 min - Drama - 14 June 1989

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.

Director:  Spike Lee
Producer:  Spike Lee.
Director of Photography:  Ernest R. Dickerson
Original Music Composer:  Bill Lee
Writers:  Spike Lee.

Storyline

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.


Collections: Spike Lee

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Genres: Drama

Details

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Language:  English, Spanish, Italian, Korean
Release Date:  14 June 1989

Box Office

Budget:  $6,500,000
Revenue:  $37,295,445

Company Credits

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 00 min

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