Do the Right Thing Movie Poster
  • Released
  • June 30, 1989
  • R, 2 hr
  • Drama
  • 34 Fan Ratings

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Parents need to know that Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing is an intense study of racism as it existed in an urban U.S. neighborhood during the late 1980s. There are many angry racial confrontations using provocative, coarse language and highly-charged racial taunts, including constant use of "n----r." Violence realistically depicted includes: a riot, fistfights, a crowd setting fire to a restaurant, a man being choked by police using a baton. One sexual scene shows a couple during foreplay and uses extreme close-ups of a woman's body parts: her legs, her breasts, her neck. A leading character drinks beer continuously.

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  • SEX
  • LANGUAGE
  • CONSUMERISM
  • DRINKING & DRUGS
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