Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

A FILM BY: Spike Lee
WRITTEN BY: Spike Lee
STARRING: Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Rosie Perez, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Samuel L. Jackson

***30th Anniversary | 35mm Print***

Set on one block of Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighborhood, at the height of summer, Spike Lee's 1989 masterpiece confirmed him as a writer and filmmaker of peerless vision and passionate 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.

“I have been given only a few filmgoing experiences in my life to equal the first time I saw DO THE RIGHT THING. Most movies remain up there on the screen. Only a few penetrate your soul.” -- Roger Ebert

Technical Information

Production Year: 1989
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 120 mins
Format: 35mm