This powerful visual feast combines humor and drama with memorable characters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever. Danny Aiello co-stars in this absorbing tale of inner-city life that heats up with vivid images and unforgettable performances.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
140 Ratings
140 Ratings

90% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.9/10
  • Fresh 63
  • Rotten 7

Critics Consensus: Smart, vibrant, and urgent without being didactic, Do the Right Thing is one of Spike Lee's most fully realized efforts -- and one of the most important films of the 1980s.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Spike Lee's masterwork of racial unrest; discuss with kids.

Cast & Crew

Information

Studio
Universal Pictures
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1989 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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