Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing (1989)

It's the hottest day of the summer. You can do nothing, you can do something, or you can …

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1989-06-14
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 838 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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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  • Danny Aiello

    as Sal
  • Ossie Davis

    as Da Mayor
  • Ruby Dee

    as Mother Sister
  • Richard Edson

    as Vito
  • Giancarlo Esposito

    as Buggin Out
  • Spike Lee

    as Mookie
  • Bill Nunn

    as Radio Raheem
  • John Turturro

    as Pino
  • Paul Benjamin

    as ML
  • Frankie Faison

    as Coconut Sid
  • Robin Harris

    as Sweet Dick Willie
  • Joie Lee

    as Jade
  • Miguel Sandoval

    as Officer Ponte
  • Rick Aiello

    as Officer Long
  • John Savage

    as Clifton
  • Samuel L. Jackson

    as Mister Señor Love Daddy
  • Rosie Perez

    as Tina
  • Roger Guenveur Smith

    as Smiley
  • Steve White

    as Ahmad
  • Martin Lawrence

    as Cee
  • Leonard L. Thomas

    as Punchy
  • Christa Rivers

    as Ella
  • Frank Vincent

    as Charlie
  • Luis Antonio Ramos

    as Stevie
  • Richard Habersham

    as Eddie
  • Gwen McGee

    as Louise
  • Steve Park

    as Sonny
  • Ginny Yang

    as Kim
  • Sherwin Park

    as Korean Child
  • Shawn Elliott

    as Puerto Rican Icee Man
  • Diva Osorio

    as Rosa
  • Chris Delaney

    as Stevie's Friends
  • Angel Ramirez Jr.

    as Stevie's Friends
  • Sixto Ramos

    as Stevie's Friends
  • Nelson Vasquez

    as Stevie's Friends
  • Travell Lee Toulson

    as Hector
  • Joel Nagle

    as Sergeant
  • David E. Weinberg

    as Plainclothes Detective
  • Yatte Brown

    as Double Dutch Girl
  • Mecca Brunson

    as Double Dutch Girl
  • Shawn Stainback

    as Double Dutch Girl
  • Soquana Wallace

    as Double Dutch Girl
  • Nicholas Turturro

    as Policeman (uncredited)
Art Wynn Thomas Production Design
Writing Spike Lee Screenplay
Directing Spike Lee Director
Production Spike Lee Producer
Editing Barry Alexander Brown Editor
Sound Skip Lievsay Sound Designer
Sound Bill Lee Original Music Composer
Camera Ernest R. Dickerson Director of Photography
Production Robi Reed Casting
Art Steve Rosse Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Ruth E. Carter Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Matiki Anoff Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Larry M. Cherry Hairstylist
Sound Tony Martinez Sound Editor
Crew Steven Kirshoff Special Effects
Crew Eddie Smith Stunt Coordinator
Crew Andy Duppin Stunts
Sound Tom Fleischman Sound Re-Recording Mixer