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Do the Right Thing
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Ruby Dee Ruby Dee
Mother Sister
Giancarlo Esposito Giancarlo Esposito
Buggin Out
Spike Lee Spike Lee
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Bill Nunn Bill Nunn
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2 years, 5 months ago at Sep 16 4:28
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It has been well over a decade since I have seen this movie, in what was my first and will be my only time. One of the most overpraised movies there is, this features absolutely no redeeming characters and a horrible message. I am usually pretty open-minded when my husband and I watch movies, but this would be one that I refuse to watch again! Out of 10 stars: 1

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7 years, 5 months ago at Sep 16 14:41
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God damn I have wanted to see this since it came out!

A great classic

7 years, 2 months ago at Dec 20 16:03
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By now, I have seen about 2/3 of the movies directed by Spike Lee and even though I used to be a huge fan of his work in the 90’s, it has been a while since he made something that really impressed me (for example, the recent ‘Oldboy’ remake was rather pathetic). Still, I always had a weak spot for Spike Lee's movies, there was a time when he was one of the best American directors and this mo... read more
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It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, and tensions are growing there, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie, Sal's delivery boy, manages to always be at the center of the action.
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