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** Do the Right Thing (1989) **

120 min  -  Drama  -  23 June 1989 (UK)
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On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant
section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until
it explodes into violence.


Spike Lee


Spike Lee


Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee | See full cast and crew
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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
(song). For the TV series, see Do the Right Thing (TV series).

Do the Right Thing
Theatrical 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
Editing by Barry Alexander Brown
Studio 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) · June 30, 1989 (1989-06-30)

Running time 120 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $6 million^[1]
Box office $37,295,445^[2]

/*Do the Right Thing*/ is a 1989 American 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, and John Turturro. It is also
notably the feature film debut of 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 the summer.

The film was a 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.^[3]^[4]^[5]^[6] In 1999, it was deemed to be "culturally significant"
by the U.S. Library of Congress, and was selected for preservation


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