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Making 'Do the Right Thing' (1989)

The Behind-the-Scenes documentary of the dramatic comedy Do the Right Thing.


St. Clair Bourne


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Credited cast:
Danny Aiello ... Himself
Jennie Bourne Jennie Bourne ... Radio News Voice (voice)
Nandi Bowe Nandi Bowe ... Herself
Ossie Davis ... Himself
Ruby Dee ... Herself
Richard Edson ... Himself
Giancarlo Esposito ... Himself
Samuel L. Jackson ... Himself
Mark David Kennerly ... Himself / Extra (as Mark D. Kennerly)
Joie Lee ... Herself / Jade
Spike Lee ... Himself
Bill Nunn ... Himself
Rosie Perez ... Herself / Tina
Robi Reed ... Herself (as Robi Reed-Humes)
John Turturro ... Himself


The Behind-the-Scenes documentary of the dramatic comedy Do the Right Thing.

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3 November 1989 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This documentary is featured on second disc of the Do the Right Thing (1989) DVD released in 2001 by the Criterion Collection. See more »


Featured in Visions of Light (1992) See more »

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hottest day of the year
18 September 2013 | by zimbo_the_donkey_boySee all my reviews

An interesting, competently assembled behind-the-scenes feature which told me everything I needed to know about what went on before and during the shooting of that big-screen film in Bedford-Stuyvesant. How they made use of community locals. How they kept them off crack for a couple months. How Danny Aiello looked at things differently than me. How the film crew fit nicely into the neighborhood, with some snippets of those who did not see everything working out perfectly, just to round out the story. How they fitted their film site into that block of Bed-Stuy. What happens when you shoot a fire on a street. The part Melvin van Peebles played in things. The fun of converting 8 weeks to one day. I enjoyed this film of St. Claire Bourne's to that of Spike Lee's.

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