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Do the Right Thing
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Spike Lee


In Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, disc jockey Mr. Seor Love Daddy wakes his morning listeners with soulful rhythms and prepares them for the sweltering heat of the summer's day. The nearby eatery and hangout is Sal's Famous Pizzeria. Young locals Buggin' Out, Radio Raheem, and pizza delivery guy Mookie view Sal's as a symbol of the successful economic and cultural assimilation of Italian Americans and as an oppressive economic force that profits at their expense. Existing racial tensions between merchant and community are exacerbated when Sal refuses to place pictures of prominent African Americans on his shop's Wall of Fame. When Radio Raheem and Buggin' Out confront Sal on his exclusionism, tempers fly and tragedy ensues. Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING is an electrifying motion picture that remains one of the 1980s' most powerful films. In portraying a day in the life of several Brooklyn residents, Lee builds his story at a leisurely, comic pace, building to a violent climax that raises questions rather than answering them.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 120 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1989

LANGUAGE - English

SUBTITLES - English

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Feature:

Region 1

2-Disc Set

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Disc 0ne: Theatrical Version

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Director

Spike Lee

Producer

Spike Lee

Screenwriter

Spike Lee

Star(s)

Spike Lee

Star(s)

Ossie Davis

Star(s)

Danny Aiello

Star(s)

Ruby Dee

Star(s)

Rosie Perez

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Press

"...Lee's best and boldest film....[He] gives the audiences the most vigorous shake-up they've had in years..."

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"...DO THE RIGHT THING is aesthetically very sophisticated..."

- Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Sight and Sound

 

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