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Synopsis

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.

Cast

  • Danny Aiello
  • Ossie Davis
  • Ruby Dee
  • Richard Edson
  • Giancarlo Esposito
  • Spike Lee
  • Bill Nunn
  • John Turturro
  • Paul Benjamin
  • Frankie Faison

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #96 Greatest Movie of All Time. It was the first inclusion of this film on the list.
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Goofs

  • When Radio Raheem does his "love and hate" monologue, a shadow of the camera can be seen on him throughout much of the scene.
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Quotes

    • Buggin' Out: Yo, Mookie.
    • Mookie: What?
    • Buggin' Out: Stay Black.
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Metacritic

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It comes closer to reflecting the current state of race relations in America than any other movie of our time.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is a sumptuous work, from its unconventional title sequence of a woman dancing hard in the streets to its provocative ending with conflicting quotes from Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr .[30 June 1989, Friday, p.A]

Metacritic review by Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune