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Do the Right Thing
(1989) online with
English, Russian, subtitles.
Buy for Download Do the Right Thing is a 1989 movie.
Director Spike Lee,
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. Currently you are able to watch or buy for
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new york city,
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Do the Right Thing Parent guide
- BBFC Reason
strong language, racist language, violence, nudity
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
- BBFC Ratings info
DO THE RIGHT THING is a US drama about the simmering tensions in a multi-racial community in New York that spill over into violence on a hot summer's day.
There are multiple uses of strong language ('motherf**ker', 'c**ksucker', 'f**k'). Other bad language includes 'bastard' and 'shit'.
Frequent racial abuse is exchanged between black, white and Asian characters. However, the work as a whole does not endorse discriminatory attitudes.
There is a single scene of sexualised nudity as a man runs ice cubes over the bare breasts of his girlfriend.
A scene of strong violence sees a street fight broken up by police. One man has a policeman's baton pulled across his throat and held there until he passes out and dies.
There are moderate sex references including a man saying that he is trying to keep his 'dick hard in a cruel and harsh world'. A woman also complains that it is too hot to make love.
- Sex & Nudity
- Sex & Nudity Reason
Some sexual references.
A man cools his girlfriend off by rubbing ice cubes on her body. Brief but very clear close-ups of her breasts can be seen but the camera does not focus on the nipples
- Violence & Gore
- Violence & Gore Reason
A man starts a ruckus in a pizza parlor and gets forced out.
Two young men are seen scuffling briefly in a pizza parlor storage room
A boy is almost run over by a car but is pushed out of the way by an old man.
A riot breaks out when a man bashes another man's stereo in a pizza parlor with a baseball bat, the man with the bat is then forced out of his shop, people trash and torch the restaurant, a cop asphyxiates a man with a nightstick and other related pandemonium breaks out into the streets, ending with the pizza parlor burning to the ground.
- Profanity Reason
240 uses of "fuck", other strong language and racial epithets (including one montage) throughout. The N-word is used a lot and at times in a racist context.
- Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
Some scenes of smoking and people drinking beer
- Frightening & Intense Scenes
- Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
The movie is in part a comedy and has a pretty light overall feel to it for around 2/3 of its length. Although many scenes depict racial tensions between different ethnic groups in Brooklyn and racial slurs for almost every group are used, this might be uncomfortable for some.
Radio raheems death at the End of the film is extremely intensely and emotional and it is even more so because it is police brutality that kills after all he did wrong was annoy someone for playing someone for playing music.
The killing of a man by police officers and the riot which follows afterwards at the end of the film is intense and disturbing.
40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks,
United States of America,