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Do the Right Thing (1989)  link to Do the Right Thing on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1105

poster Do the Right Thing

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Country: USA, 120 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Korean

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy

Director(s): Spike Lee


This film looks at life in the Bedford-Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn on a hot summer Sunday. As he does everyday, Sal Fragione opens the pizza parlor he's owned for 25 years. The neighborhood has changed considerably in the time he's been there and is now composed primarily of African-Americans and Hispanics. His son Pino hates it there and would like nothing better than to relocate the eatery to their own neighborhood. For Sal however, the restaurant represents something that is part of his life and sees it as a part of the community. What begins as a simple complaint by one of his customers, Buggin Out - who wonders why he has only pictures of famous Italian-Americans on the wall when most of his customers are black - eventually disintegrates into violence as frustration seemingly brings out the worst in everyone.


photo Danny Aiello Danny Aiello Sal
photo Ossie Davis Ossie Davis Da Mayor
photo Ruby Dee Ruby Dee Mother Sister
photo Richard Edson Richard Edson Vito
photo Giancarlo Esposito Giancarlo Esposito Buggin Out

Medium: Bluray + DVD,

Comments: Universal Studio;UPC025192128417;;;

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1