History Film / DoTheRightThing

23rd Nov '17 12:37:29 AM jonathan-sherwin
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'''Pino:''' You gold-teeth-gold-chain-wearin', fried-chicken-and-biscuit-eatin', monkey, ape, baboon, big thigh, fast-runnin', high-jumpin', spear-chuckin', three-hundred-sixty-degree-basketball-dunkin' titsun spade Moulan Yan. Take your fuckin' pizza-pizza and go the fuck back to Africa.\\

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'''Pino:''' You gold-teeth-gold-chain-wearin', fried-chicken-and-biscuit-eatin', monkey, ape, baboon, big thigh, fast-runnin', high-jumpin', spear-chuckin', three-hundred-sixty-degree-basketball-dunkin' titsun spade Moulan Yan. Take your fuckin' pizza-pizza piece o' pizza and go the fuck back to Africa.\\
12th Nov '17 8:11:41 AM BobSaget9
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** [[spolier: Raheem being murdered in cold blood by the NYPD officer for his assault on Sal]].

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** [[spolier: [[spoiler: Raheem being murdered in cold blood by the NYPD officer for his assault on Sal]].
31st Oct '17 7:32:54 PM DevinMeenan
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** Buggin' Out as well due to his racism, hypocrisy, and self righteous attitude.

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** Buggin' Out as well due to his racism, bigotry, hypocrisy, and self righteous attitude.
18th Oct '17 3:23:47 PM jogarz
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** [[spolier: Raheem being murdered in cold blood by the NYPD officer for his assault on Sal]].



* GreyAndGreyMorality: Many of the main characters are of questionable morals [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation and their actions can be interpreted one way or another.]] Mookie is not a hard worker but clearly cares for his son and is respected in the community, Pino is a {{jerkass}} whose own friends don't respect him, Buggin' Out is a black militant [[MalcolmXerox Malcolm X wannabe]] who could be a good character but misdirects his ideals of black justice at Sal, who never did anything wrong to anyone, and Sal himself is a nice man who's constantly provoked by Buggin' Out.

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* GreyAndGreyMorality: Many of the main characters are of questionable morals [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation and their actions can be interpreted one way or another.]] Mookie is not a hard worker but clearly cares for his son and is respected in the community, Pino is a {{jerkass}} whose own friends don't respect him, Buggin' Out is a black militant [[MalcolmXerox Malcolm X wannabe]] who could be a good character but misdirects his ideals of black justice at Sal, who never did anything wrong to anyone, and Sal himself is a nice decent man who's constantly provoked by Buggin' Out. who canít control his temper and has some latent racist tendencies.



* 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, [[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,]] 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, [[spoiler:a riot breaks out ending up with Sal being attacked on the street, a man Radio Raheem 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.
25th Sep '17 3:11:00 PM Overfiend
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*TitleDrop: Da Mayor advises Mookie using the name of this film.
7th Sep '17 6:15:44 AM qpa
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* BrooklynRage: Buggin' Out.

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* BrooklynRage: Sal and Pino when agitated. Buggin' Out.Out could be considered a black version of it.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Radio Raheem's killed by a cop, a riot breaks out and Sal's Pizzeria is burned down. Though WordOfGod via Mookie's cameo in Spike Lee's film ''Red Hook Summer'' confirms that Sal did eventually re-open his pizzeria, Mookie still works as a delivery man and the two reconciled.]]
* DramaticStutter: Smiley.

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Radio Raheem's killed by a cop, the cops, a riot breaks out and Sal's Pizzeria is burned down. Though WordOfGod via Mookie's cameo in Spike Lee's film ''Red Hook Summer'' confirms that Sal did eventually re-open his pizzeria, Mookie still works as a delivery man and the two reconciled.]]
* DramaticStutter: Smiley.
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Takes place on a hot summer afternoon.

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Takes place on over the course of a hot single summer afternoon.day (and a little bit of the following morning).



-->'''Mookie:''' You dago-wop, guinea, garlic-breath, pizza-slingin', spaghetti-bendin', Vic Damone, Perry Como, Luciano Pavarotti, Sole Mio, nonsingin' motherfucker.\\

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-->'''Mookie:''' You dago-wop, guinea, garlic-breath, pizza-slingin', spaghetti-bendin', Vic Damone, Perry Como, Luciano Pavarotti, LucianoPavarotti, Sole Mio, nonsingin' motherfucker.\\



* KnuckleTattoos: Subverted in that the typical LOVE/HATE tattoos are replaced by Radio Raheem's jewelry.

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* KnuckleTattoos: Subverted in that the typical LOVE/HATE tattoos are replaced by Radio Raheem's gold-knuckle jewelry.



** There's also a sequence of speeches (the first is: "You dago-wop, guinea, garlic-breath, pizza-slingin', spaghetti-bendin', Vic Damone, Perry Como, Luciano Pavarotti, Sole Mio, nonsingin' motherfucker.") which reference an old Pepsi Cola ad. ("Lip smacking, thirst quenching, ace-tasting, motivating, good buzzing, cool talking, high walking, fast living, ever-giving, cool fizzing...")

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** There's also a sequence of speeches (the first is: "You dago-wop, guinea, garlic-breath, pizza-slingin', spaghetti-bendin', Vic Damone, Perry Como, Luciano Pavarotti, Sole Mio, nonsingin' motherfucker.") (see FloweryInsults above) which reference an old Pepsi Cola ad. ("Lip smacking, thirst quenching, ace-tasting, motivating, good buzzing, cool talking, high walking, fast living, ever-giving, cool fizzing...")
29th Aug '17 9:50:11 PM Jupree
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* AssholeVictim: Radio Raheem.

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Radio Raheem. Raheem.]]
29th Aug '17 9:48:36 PM Jupree
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* AssholeVictim: Radio Raheem.
24th Jul '17 5:40:20 PM creader
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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.]]

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* BigNo: BigNo:
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[[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.]]



* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Smiley.



* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Smiley


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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: This film was inspired by an actual incident in New York where some black youths were chased out of a pizzeria by some white youths in a section of New York known as Howard Beach.
21st Jul '17 6:45:55 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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There was controversy about it when it came out, with some even warning that the film might incite people to riot (which did not happen). The ambiguous nature of the ending was also controversial. The movie was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Original Screenplay and Danny Aiello as Sal for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

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There was controversy about it when it came out, with some even warning that the film might incite people to riot (which did not happen). The ambiguous nature of the ending was also controversial. The movie was nominated for two Academy Awards: UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s: Best Original Screenplay and Danny Aiello as Sal for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
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