Do the Right Thing

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Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighborhood, at the height of summer, this 1989 masterpiece by Spike Lee confirmed him as a writer and filmmaker of peerless vision and passionate social engagement. Over the course of a single day,... read more
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Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighborhood, at the height of summer, this 1989 masterpiece by Spike Lee confirmed him as a writer and filmmaker of peerless vision and passionate social engagement. Over the course of a single day, the easygoing interactions of a cast of unforgettable characters—Da Mayor, Mother Sister, Mister Señor Love Daddy, Tina, Sweet Dick Willie, Buggin Out, Radio Raheem, Sal, Pino, Vito, and Lee’s Mookie among them—give way to heated confrontations as tensions rise along racial fault lines, ultimately exploding into violence. Punctuated by the anthemic refrain of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” Do the Right Thing is a landmark in American cinema, as politically and emotionally charged and as relevant now as when it first hit the big screen.

Original Release

06/14/1989

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Cast

Directors

Spike Lee

Writers

Spike Lee

Creators

Spike Lee

Cast

Producers

Jon Kilik Executive Producer
Spike Lee Executive Producer
Monty Ross Executive Producer
Spike Lee Producer
Monty Ross Producer
Jon Kilik Producer

Editors

Barry Alexander Brown

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