History Film / DoTheRightThing

21st Apr '17 11:33:39 PM Mr.French
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* BigGuyLittleGuy: The tall and quietly imposing Radio Raheem contrasts the comparatively short and hyper-aggressive Buggin' Out pretty nicely. The two are shown to be good friends, [[spoiler: and eventually join together to protest Sal's pizzeria]].



* HeatWave

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* HeatWaveHeatWave: The film takes place during the biggest one of the year, and the rising temperature is frequently used as a metaphor for the rising tensions between the various racial groups of the neighborhood.
* HotBlooded: Buggin' Out is incredibly loud, angry and driven.



* KarmaHoudini: Mookie, see entitled bastard for more.

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* KarmaHoudini: Mookie, see entitled bastard who [[spoiler: seemingly suffers no punishment for more.starting the riot that led to the destruction of Sal's Famous. Considering his reason for starting the riot in the first place was the death of his close friend, though, it's still hard to call the end of his story a happy one.]]



* MeaningfulName: Buggin' Out.

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* MeaningfulName: Buggin' Out.Out, who spends almost all of his screen time ranting and raving about ultimately trivial things.


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* TheStoic: Mookie confronts pretty much all of the moments in his life, happy or sad, good or bad, with the same sleepy expression and slightly annoyed tone of voice. During more intense scenes, however, his expression, while unchanging, comes off as being one of quiet intensity rather than tiredness.
21st Apr '17 11:07:28 PM Mr.French
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A large number of the cast are either bigoted, ignorant, or short-tempered, but most of them are shown to have softer sides. The most notable examples are Mookie, who despite his LazyBum tendencies is generally a decent guy who is popular the neighborhood with just about everyone, and Sal, who, while curmudgeonly, still tends to be reasonable and even kind to others. The fact that almost everyone has some redeeming qualities makes the ultimate DownerEnding all the more depressing.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A large number of the cast are either bigoted, ignorant, or short-tempered, but most of them are shown to have softer sides. The most notable examples are Mookie, who despite his LazyBum tendencies is generally a decent guy who is popular with just about everyone in the neighborhood with just about everyone, despite his LazyBum tendencies, and Sal, who, while curmudgeonly, still tends to be reasonable and even kind to others. The fact that almost everyone has some redeeming qualities makes the ultimate eventual DownerEnding all the more depressing.
31st Mar '17 5:24:44 PM Mdumas43073
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* MalcolmXerox: Buggin Out' borders on this.
31st Mar '17 5:22:59 PM Mdumas43073
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* PowderKegCrowd: Which explodes into a riot after Mookie tosses the trashcan through Sal's window.
31st Mar '17 5:17:27 PM Mdumas43073
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24th Feb '17 8:45:11 PM WretchedThunder
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** At one point during his radio show, Mister Señor Love Daddy does a "roll call" wherein he name-checks a veritable Who's Who of African-American musicians.

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** At one point during his radio show, Mister Señor Love Daddy does a "roll call" wherein he name-checks a veritable Who's Who of African-American racially black musicians.
7th Oct '16 4:24:50 PM when-did-i-get-stabbed
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* BigNo: [[spoiler: Done by Mother-Sister repeatedly during the riot, specifically when white firefighters are turning their hoses on the black rioters for failure to disperse.]]

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* BigNo: [[spoiler: Done by Mother-Sister repeatedly during the riot, specifically when the white firefighters are turning their hoses on the black rioters for failure to disperse.]]
7th Oct '16 4:24:11 PM when-did-i-get-stabbed
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* TheEighties

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* TheEightiesTheEighties: Like you wouldn't believe.



* BigNo

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* BigNoBigNo: [[spoiler: Done by Mother-Sister repeatedly during the riot, specifically when white firefighters are turning their hoses on the black rioters for failure to disperse.]]
** [[spoiler: Also done by an off-screen resident when the police are choking Radio Raheem to death.]]
14th Sep '16 9:55:59 PM EvilKid
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* EntitledBastard: Mookie starts a riot that burns down his employer's place of business, then has the gall to go back the next day and demand his paycheck.

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* EntitledBastard: Mookie starts a [[spoiler:a riot that burns down his employer's place of business, business,]] then has the gall to go back the next day and demand his paycheck.
14th Sep '16 9:49:22 PM EvilKid
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* OnlySaneMan: Da Mayor. Following Radio's death, the former tries to dissuade the mob from doing something they'll later regret. [[spoiler: They don't listen]].

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* OnlySaneMan: Da Mayor. Following Radio's death, [[spoiler:Radio's death,]] the former tries to dissuade the mob from doing something they'll later regret. [[spoiler: They don't listen]].



* YankTheDogsChain: Right as Sal, the kindly old man who's one of the few genuinely kind people, is about to let in some customers even though he's closed, because he just loves his community, a riot breaks out ending up with Sal being attacked on the street, a man dead, the pizzeria that he built and ran all his life looted and burnt to the ground, all by the people who he just moments ago happily mentioned grew up on his pizza.

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* YankTheDogsChain: Right as Sal, the kindly old man who's one of the few genuinely kind people, is about to let in some customers even though he's closed, because he just loves his community, a [[spoiler:a riot breaks out ending up with Sal being attacked on the street, a man dead, the pizzeria that he built and ran all his life looted and burnt to the ground, ground,]] all by the people who he just moments ago happily mentioned grew up on his pizza.
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