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Do the Right Thing (1989)

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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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Andy Stilson
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With all that has happened since this film’s release, right up until the moment you’re reading this, Do the Right Thing has remained all too relevant and will only continue to be unless there is real change. For a more in depth look at Do the Right Thing, check out my full article on the film here: https://medium.com/incluvie/the-painful-relevance-of-do-the-right-thing-in-2020-fb24083147b3?source=friends_link&sk=6adc1b1efb5f3b29924573f0ed794db1

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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.

Rating:R
Genre:Drama
Directed By:Spike Lee
Written By:Spike Lee
In Theaters:6/30/1989
Box Office:$37,295,445
Runtime:120 minutes
Studio:40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Universal Pictures

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