History Film / JungleFever

7th Dec '17 12:26:17 AM jormis29
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''Jungle Fever'' is a 1991 film directed by Creator/SpikeLee. It follows three intertwining plotlines. In the first, architect Flipper Purify (Creator/WesleySnipes) leaves his wife Drew (Lonette [=McKee=]) and takes up an affair with his firm's temp secretary Angie Tucci (Annabella Sciorra). In the second, Flipper and his parents (Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee) struggle with the spiraling drug addiction of their elder son Gator (Creator/SamuelLJackson in a performance that won him a special supporting actor award at Cannes). In the third, Angie's former boyfriend Paulie Carbone (John Turturro) tries to free himself from the control of his autocratic father (Creator/AnthonyQuinn) and racist friends.

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''Jungle Fever'' is a 1991 film directed by Creator/SpikeLee. It follows three intertwining plotlines. In the first, architect Flipper Purify (Creator/WesleySnipes) leaves his wife Drew (Lonette [=McKee=]) and takes up an affair with his firm's temp secretary Angie Tucci (Annabella Sciorra). In the second, Flipper and his parents (Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee) struggle with the spiraling drug addiction of their elder son Gator (Creator/SamuelLJackson in a performance that won him a special supporting actor award at Cannes). In the third, Angie's former boyfriend Paulie Carbone (John Turturro) (Creator/JohnTurturro) tries to free himself from the control of his autocratic father (Creator/AnthonyQuinn) and racist friends.
5th Nov '17 7:52:38 PM Mullon
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->''She's got jungle fever, I've got jungle fever,''
->''We've got jungle fever, we're in love;''
->''I've gone white-girl crazy, she's gone black-boy hazy,''
->''We're each other's baby, we're in love.''
24th Jul '17 5:30:44 PM creader
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* TheCameo: Creator/GiancarloEsposito as a homeless man picking up Flipper's belongings while his wife throws them out of the window. This is Buggin' Out from ''Film/DoTheRightThing''.


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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: [[spoiler:Gator being killed by his father was inspired by the death of Music/MarvinGaye]].
10th Jul '17 2:48:18 AM Fireblood
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* MixedAncestry: Drew's father is white, her mother black. She gets concerned that her husband's initial attraction to her was because she is lighter due to this after he cheats with a white coworker.

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* MixedAncestry: Drew's father is white, her mother black.white. She gets concerned that her husband's initial attraction to her was because she is lighter due to this after he cheats with a white coworker.
10th Jul '17 2:46:53 AM Fireblood
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* MixedAncestry: Drew's father is white, her mother black. She gets concerned that her husband's initial attraction to her was because she is lighter due to this after he cheats with a white coworker.
10th Jul '17 2:43:22 AM Fireblood
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* MalignedMixedMarriage: The relationship between Flipper and Angie is condemned by Flipper's father, along with his friends, while ''her'' father beats her after finding out about it and throws her out of his house. At least in Flipper's case though it's partly due to it being adultery.


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* YourCheatingHeart: The film revolved around this, as main character Flipper cheats on his wife with a coworker.
20th Oct '16 5:19:45 AM Saveelich
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''Jungle Fever'' is a 1991 film directed by Creator/SpikeLee. It follows three intertwining plotlines. In the first, architect Flipper Purify (Wesley Snipes) leaves his wife Drew (Lonette [=McKee=]) and takes up an affair with his firm's temp secretary Angie Tucci (Annabella Sciorra). In the second, Flipper and his parents (Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee) struggle with the spiraling drug addiction of their elder son Gator (Creator/SamuelLJackson in a performance that won him a special supporting actor award at Cannes). In the third, Angie's former boyfriend Paulie Carbone (John Turturro) tries to free himself from the control of his autocratic father (Creator/AnthonyQuinn) and racist friends.

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''Jungle Fever'' is a 1991 film directed by Creator/SpikeLee. It follows three intertwining plotlines. In the first, architect Flipper Purify (Wesley Snipes) (Creator/WesleySnipes) leaves his wife Drew (Lonette [=McKee=]) and takes up an affair with his firm's temp secretary Angie Tucci (Annabella Sciorra). In the second, Flipper and his parents (Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee) struggle with the spiraling drug addiction of their elder son Gator (Creator/SamuelLJackson in a performance that won him a special supporting actor award at Cannes). In the third, Angie's former boyfriend Paulie Carbone (John Turturro) tries to free himself from the control of his autocratic father (Creator/AnthonyQuinn) and racist friends.
19th May '16 6:39:54 PM GordyTepig
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* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler: Flipper ends up realizing that he can't have the life he wanted with Angie, and that the prejudice them and any future kids they would have is too much to deal with. The movie ends with him being back with his wife and taking his daughter to school, pretty much exactly where he was at the start of the film.]]
4th Apr '16 7:46:41 PM AdamNY
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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Played straight, subverted, deconstructed, everything. For Flipper having an affair at all seems partly in frustration at his not being promoted at work. Angie is available, he admits to being curious about white, and says that she was curious about black. She is in part rebelling against her brutish father and brothers, although unfortunately she's still living with them.

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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Played straight, subverted, deconstructed, everything. For Flipper having an affair at all seems partly in frustration at his not being promoted at work. Angie is available, he admits to being curious about white, and says that she was curious about black. She is in part rebelling against getting back at her brutish arrogant father and brothers, although unfortunately she's still living with them.
21st Jan '16 1:25:15 PM Eagal
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* InMemoriam: The film starts with a dedication to the memory of murder victim Yusuf Hawkins.
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