Do the right thing

by Spike Lee 1h59min United States 1988
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Film details

Do the right thing
by Spike Lee

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

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  • John Turturro : Pino
  • Spike Lee : Mookie
  • Danny Aiello : Sal
  • Ossie Davis : Da Mayor
  • And with: Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Rosie Perez, Bill Nunn


  • Director Spike Lee
  • Scenario Spike Lee
  • Photo director Ernest Dickerson
  • Set Design Steve Rosse
  • Costume Design Ruth E. Carter
  • Sound Skip Lievsay, Tom Fleischman, Rudy Gaskins
  • Editing Barry Alexander Brown
  • Original music Bill Lee
  • Producer Spike Lee, Monty Ross
  • Production Compagny 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks Productions , Universal City Studios
  • Distributor Universal Pictures

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • Production1988
  • Release date for France06/14/1989
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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