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Author: Spike LeeDanny AielloOssie DavisRuby DeeRichard EdsonAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : 20th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Tensions are growing, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie is Sal's delivery boy. Radio Raheem has the letters of love and hate written on his hands. He is defiant and together with a motivated Buggin Out, push Sal and his sons to their breaking point. The cops intervene, using force and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dark comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Spike Lee; Danny Aiello; Ossie Davis; Ruby Dee; Richard Edson; Giancarlo Esposito; Bill Nunn; John Turturro; John Savage; Bill Lee; Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 806296010
Language Note: English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.
Special features: 20th anniversary edition feature commentary with director Spike Lee; feature commentary with director Spike Lee, director of photography Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas and actor Joie Lee; "Do the right thing: 20 years later:" new retrospective documentary with the cast and crew; deleted and extended scenes. .
Credits: Photography, Ernest Dickerson ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music, Bill Lee.
Cast: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, John Savage.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; dual-layer; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1).
Responsibility: a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production, a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee.

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It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Tensions are growing, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie is Sal's delivery boy. Radio Raheem has the letters of love and hate written on his hands. He is defiant and together with a motivated Buggin Out, push Sal and his sons to their breaking point. The cops intervene, using force and brutality to apprehend the large Radio Raheem. He is unwilling to succumb to the over-excessive brutality of the police and the racist views of Sal and his family. The overzealous police officers don't understand the repercussions of the violence they just unleashed. The neighbors band together to protest this extreme form of pure, toxic bigotry. Mob mentality takes over and the other local non-African American store owners become threatened. Tempers flare and rage is in the air.

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