Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Genres - Comedy, Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 14, 1989  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film. Other members of the cast include Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, and Samuel L. Jackson. It is also notably the feature film debut of both Martin Lawrence and Rosie Perez. The movie tells the story of a Brooklyn neighborhood's simmering racial tension, which comes to a head and culminates in tragedy on the hottest day of summer.

The film was a critical and commercial success and received numerous accolades and awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Lee for Best Original Screenplay and one for Best Supporting Actor for Aiello's portrayal of Sal the pizzeria owner. It is often listed among the greatest films of all time. The film also ranks #403 on Empire magazine's 2008 list of the 500 greatest movies of all time. In 1999, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry, one of just six films to have this honor in their first year of eligibility.

Movie Info

Budget

$6,500,000

Box Office

$37,295,445

Themes

Tags

Brooklyn, Cult, Culture Clash, Heat, Independent Film, Italian American, Money, New York City, Pizza, Pizzeria, Police Brutality, Punk, Racism

Attributes

Filming Location: New York City
Narrative Location: Brooklyn

Alternate Titles

Do the Right Thing
AU, CA, DK, FR, DE, JP, GB, US
Do the Right Thing - Kuuma päivä
FI
Doğruyu Seç
TR
Elkis teisingai
LT
Fà la cosa giusta
IT
Faça a Coisa Certa
BR
Gjør det rette
NO
Haz lo correcto
AR, MX, PE
Haz lo que debas
ES
Heatwave
IN, US
La pizzeria en révolte
CA
Não Dês Bronca
PT
Pizzeria lui Sal
RO
Rób, co należy
PL
Robic swoje
PL
Szemet szemért
HU
Κάνε το Σωστό
GR
Вчиняй правильно
UA
Делай как надо
RU
Постъпи както трябва
BG
Роби як треба
UA
Уради праву ствар
RS
ドゥ・ザ・ライト・シング
JP
不作虧心事
HK
为所应为
CN
循规蹈矩
CN
為所應為
TW
똑바로 살아라
KR