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14th June 1989
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Do the Right Thing is a 1989 Drama Black Stories film released on 14th June; Spike Lee directed the film which stars Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, and John Turturro. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $30,795,445 on its budget.

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.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 7:02pm.
Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Martin Lawrence Martin Lawrence
Age at Filming ≈ 23
John Turturro John Turturro
Age at Filming ≈ 31
John Savage John Savage
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Frankie Faison Frankie Faison
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Giancarlo Esposito Giancarlo Esposito
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Danny Aiello Danny Aiello
Age at Filming ≈ 55
Miguel Sandoval Miguel Sandoval
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Richard Edson
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Bill Nunn Bill Nunn
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Rosie Perez Rosie Perez
Age at Filming ≈ 24
Roger Guenveur Smith Roger Guenveur Smith
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Ossie Davis Ossie Davis
Age at Filming ≈ 71
Nicholas Turturro Nicholas Turturro
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Frank Vincent Frank Vincent
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Ruby Dee
Age at Filming ≈ 66
Spike Lee Spike Lee
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Leonard L. Thomas Leonard L. Thomas
Age at Filming ≈ 27
Paul Benjamin
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Joie Lee Joie Lee
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Shawn Elliott
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Robin Harris
Age at Filming ≈ 35


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Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

14% 20-29
21% 30-39
5% 40-49
7% 50-59
2% 60-69
2% 70-79
49% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

14% Female
70% Male
16% Unknown

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Do the Right Thing on Netflix?
No, Do the Right Thing is not currently available on Netflix in the United States
Is Do the Right Thing on Amazon Prime?
No, Do the Right Thing is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States
Is Do the Right Thing on Disney Plus?
No, Do the Right Thing is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States