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.

  1. Spike Lee

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Danny Aiello

    Danny Aiello


  2. Ossie Davis

    Ossie Davis

    Da Mayor

  3. Ruby Dee

    Ruby Dee

    Mother Sister

  4. Richard Edson

    Richard Edson


  5. Giancarlo Esposito

    Giancarlo Esposito

    Buggin Out

Full Cast & Crew

Do the Right Thing
Do the Right Thing



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 30, 1989


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget $6,500,000.00

Revenue $37,295,445.00

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