Do the Right Thing

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 1989
  • Running time: 120 min
Lee's darkly humorous story of racial tensions in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Created much controversy at time of release!
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Lee's darkly humorous story of racial tensions in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Created much controversy at time of release!

Original Release

06/14/1989

US Release

06/30/1989

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Cast

Ossie Davis Da Mayor
Danny Aiello Sal / Salvatore 'Sal' Fragione
Giancarlo Esposito Buggin Out
Richard Edson Vito / Vito Fragione
Spike Lee Mookie
Ruby Dee Mother Sister
Bill Nunn Radio Raheem
Paul Benjamin ML
Rosie Perez Tina
Robin Harris Sweet Dick Willie
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Spike Lee

Writers

Spike Lee

Cast

Ossie Davis Da Mayor
Danny Aiello Sal / Salvatore 'Sal' Fragione
Giancarlo Esposito Buggin Out
Richard Edson Vito / Vito Fragione
Spike Lee Mookie
Ruby Dee Mother Sister
Bill Nunn Radio Raheem
Paul Benjamin ML
Rosie Perez Tina
Robin Harris Sweet Dick Willie
Frankie Faison Coconut Sid
Steve White Ahmad
Leonard L. Thomas Punchy
Samuel L. Jackson Mister Señor Love Daddy
John Turturro Pino / Pino Fragione
Martin Lawrence Cee
Joie Lee Jade
Frank Vincent Charlie
John Savage Clifton
Miguel Sandoval Officer Ponte / Officer Mark Ponte

Producers

Spike Lee Producer
Monty Ross Producer
Jon Kilik Producer

Editors

Barry Alexander Brown

1990OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1990OscarBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1990Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1990Golden GlobeBest Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1990Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
1990Golden GlobeBest Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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