Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing (1989)

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Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Richard Edson, Ruby Dee

Genres: Comedy, Drama

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Da Mayor: Doctor, those that'll tell don't know, and those that know won't tell.

Mister Senor Love Daddy: Whoa. Y'all take a chill. You got to cool that shit off. And that's the double-truth, Ruth.

Sweet Dick Willie: You wanna boycott someone? You ought to start with the goddamn barber that fucked up your head.

Radio Raheem: Give me 20 D Energizers.
Sonny: 20 C Energizers?
Radio Raheem: Not C, D.
Sonny: C Energizers?
Radio Raheem: D, motherfucker, D. Learn to speak English first, all right?
Kim: How many you say?
Radio Raheem: 20, motherfucker, 20.
Sonny: Motherfuck you.
Radio Raheem: Motherfuck you? You, you all right, man.

Mookie: Pino, fuck you, fuck your fuckin' pizza, and fuck Frank Sinatra.
Pino: Yeah? Well fuck you too, and fuck Michael Jackson.

Da Mayor: Doctor.
Mookie: C'mon, what. What?
Da Mayor: Always do the right thing.
Mookie: That's it?
Da Mayor: That's it.
Mookie: I got it, I'm gone.

Mister Senor Love Daddy: Yes, children, this is the cool-out corner. We're slowing it down for all the lovers in the house. I'll be giving you all the help you need. Musically, that is.

Buggin' Out: Why don't you go back to Massachusetts?
Clifton: I was born in Brooklyn.

Sal: Hey. The only ass-kicking that's gonna be done around here is gonna be done by me.

Buggin' Out: Yo, Mookie.
Mookie: What?
Buggin' Out: Stay Black.

Sal: Pino, get a broom and sweep out front.
Pino: Vito, get a broom and sweep out front.
Vito: Huh?
Pino: Get a broom and sweep out front.
Vito: What?
Pino: GET A broom and sweep OUT front.
Vito: See, Pop, it's just what I was telling ya. Every time you tell Pino what to do, he tells me to do what you told him what to do.

Sal: The fuck is wrong with you? This ain't about money. I could give a fuck about money. You see this fucking place? I built this fucking place with my bare fucking hands. Every light socket, every piece of tile - me, with these fucking hands.

Buggin' Out: Hey, Sal, how come they ain't no brothas on the wall?

Buggin' Out: You the man.
Mookie: No you the man.
Buggin' Out: You the man.
Mookie: No you the man.
Buggin' Out: No. I'm just a struggling Black man trying to keep my dick hard in a cruel and harsh world.

Tina: Trust you? The last time I trusted you, Mookie, I ended up with a son.

Visible crew/equipment: When Mookie throws the trash can through Sal's window, the reverse shot from inside the restaurant reveals the main camera, in the lower left portion of the screen, moving in towards the window as it's smashed.

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Trivia: There is a scene where the camera slowly pans, facing the floor of a grocery store, until we see a pile of newspapers waiting to be sold with the headlines describe a heat wave invading the city. This shot reportedly took weeks to film to get the proper lighting.

Allister Cooper, 2011

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