Do the Right Thing

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Do the Right Thing

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Do the Right Thing

Release Date: June 14, 1989

Year    :   1989
Slogan    :   «It's the hottest day of the summer. You can do nothing, you can do something, or you can …»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Universal Pictures
Director    :   Spike Lee
Producers    :   Spike Lee, Robi Reed
Writers    :   Spike Lee
RunTime    :   120 mins.
Budget    :   6500000
Revenue    :   37295445

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.




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