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Do the Right Thing (14-Jan-1989)

Director: Spike Lee

Writer: Spike Lee

Original Music Score: Bill Lee

Producer: Spike Lee

Keywords: Drama, Retards, Racism, New York, Brooklyn

Sal's Famous Pizzeria, for a quarter-century situated in a formerly Italian but now largely black section of Brooklyn, has a "wall of fame" featuring only Italians. After a customer demands the wall's scope be extended to include African-Americans considering the pizzeria's largely black clientele, neighborhood racial tensions escalate into violence. Spike Lee's most important film. Received Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Danny Aiello
Actor
20-Jun-1933   The Last Don
Ossie Davis
Actor
18-Dec-1917 4-Feb-2005 Do The Right Thing
Ruby Dee
Actor
27-Oct-1924 12-Jun-2014 The Jackie Robinson Story
Richard Edson
Actor
1-Jan-1954   Original drummer for Sonic Youth
Giancarlo Esposito
Actor
26-Apr-1958   Gus Fring on Breaking Bad
Frankie Faison
Actor
10-Jun-1949   Commissioner Burrell on The Wire
Robin Harris
Comic
30-Aug-1953 18-Mar-1990 Bébé's Kids
Samuel L. Jackson
Actor
21-Dec-1948   Pulp Fiction
Martin Lawrence
Comic
16-Apr-1965   Martin
Spike Lee
Film Director
20-Mar-1957   Do The Right Thing
Bill Nunn
Actor
20-Oct-1953   Do the Right Thing
Rosie Perez
Actor
6-Sep-1964   Do The Right Thing
Miguel Sandoval
Actor
16-Nov-1951   D.A. Manuel Devalos on Medium
John Savage
Actor
25-Aug-1949   The Deer Hunter
Roger Guenveur Smith
Actor
27-Jul-1959   A Huey P. Newton Story
John Turturro
Actor
28-Feb-1957   Barton Fink, Five Corners
Frank Vincent
Actor
4-Aug-1939   Raging Bull

CAST

Danny Aiello   ...   Sal
Ossie Davis   ...   Da Mayor
Ruby Dee   ...   Mother Sister
Richard Edson   ...   Vito
Giancarlo Esposito   ...   Buggin Out
Spike Lee   ...   Mookie
Bill Nunn   ...   Radio Raheem
John Turturro   ...   Pino
Paul Benjamin   ...   ML
Frankie Faison   ...   Coconut Sid
Robin Harris   ...   Sweet Dick Willie
Miguel Sandoval   ...   Officer Ponte
Rick Aiello   ...   Officer Long
John Savage   ...   Clifton
Introducing
Rosie Perez   ...   Tina
Joie Lee   ...   Jade
Samuel L. Jackson   ...   Mister Seńor Love Daddy
Roger Guenveur Smith   ...   Smiley
Steve White   ...   Ahmad
Martin Lawrence   ...   Cee
Leonard Thomas   ...   Punchy
Christa Rivers   ...   Ella
Frank Vincent   ...   Charlie
Luis Ramos   ...   Stevie
Richard Habersham   ...   Eddie
Gwen McGee   ...   Louise
Steve Park   ...   Sonny
Ginny Yang   ...   Kim
Sherwin Park   ...   Korean Child
Shawn Elliott   ...   Puerto Rican Icee Man
Diva Osorio   ...   Carmen
Chris Delaney   ...   Stevie's Friends
Angel Ramirez   ...   Stevie's Friends
Sixto Ramos   ...   Stevie's Friends
Nelson Vasquez   ...   Stevie's Friends
Travell Lee Toulson   ...   Hector
Joel Nagle   ...   Sergeant
David E. Weinberg   ...   Plain Clothes Detective
Yattee Brown   ...   Double Dutch Girl
Mecca Brunson   ...   Double Dutch Girl
Shawn Stainback   ...   Double Dutch Girl
Soquana Wallace   ...   Double Dutch Girl

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