About the film
new york city black people italian american police brutality hip-hop culture clash street war heat restaurant critic radio transmission punk chaos police operation pizzeria pizza love money racism hate brooklyn, new york city heatwave
Do the Right Thing
Release Date: June 14, 1989
|Slogan||:||«It's the hottest day of the summer. You can do nothing, you can do something, or you can …»|
|Production Companies||:||40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Universal Pictures|
|Producers||:||Spike Lee, Robi Reed|
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.