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Do the Right Thing (1989)

R
120 min | Comedy, Drama

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.
Director
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Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)
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$ 6,500,000
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$ 27,545,445
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Release date
Jul 21, 1989 (United States)

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7.9 / 10 | 70,913 votes