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** /Do the Right Thing/ **

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This article is about the film. For the song, see Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing
DO THE RIGHT THING.jpgTheatrical release poster
Directed by Spike Lee
Produced by Spike Lee
Written by Spike Lee
Starring · Danny Aiello
· Ossie Davis
· Ruby Dee
· Richard Edson
· Giancarlo Esposito
· Spike Lee
· Bill Nunn
· John Turturro
· John Savage

Music by Bill Lee
Cinematography Ernest Dickerson
Edited by Barry Alexander Brown
40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
· May 19, 1989 (1989-05-19) (Cannes)
· July 21, 1989 (1989-07-21) (United States)

Running time
120 minutes^[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $6 million^[2]
Box office $37.3 million^[3]

/*Do the Right Thing*/ is a 1989 American comedy-drama film produced,
written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in
the film. Other members of the cast include Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby
Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, and
Samuel L. Jackson. It is also notably the feature film debut of both Martin
Lawrence and Rosie Perez. The movie tells the story of a neighborhood's
simmering racial tension, which comes to a head and culminates in tragedy
on the hottest day of summer.

The film was a critical and commercial success and received numerous
accolades and awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Lee for
Best Original Screenplay and one for Best Supporting Actor for Aiello's
portrayal of Sal the pizzeria owner. It is often listed among the greatest
films of all time.^[4]^[5]^[6]^[7] In 1999, it was deemed to be "culturally
significant" by the


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