History Trivia / DoTheRightThing

7th Sep '17 6:20:49 AM qpa
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** The key scene when Danny Aiello and John Turturro talk alone approximately midway through the film was partly improvised. The scripted scene ended as the character Smiley approached the window. Everything after that until the end of the scene was completely ad-libbed.

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** The key scene when Danny Aiello and John Turturro talk alone approximately midway through in the film restaurant booth was partly improvised. The scripted scene ended as the character Smiley approached the window. Everything after that until the end of the scene was completely ad-libbed.
26th Jul '17 4:10:54 PM glickmam
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** Creator/Wesley Snipes turned down a role in the film in order to star in ''Film/MajorLeague''.

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** Creator/Wesley Snipes Creator/WesleySnipes turned down a role in the film in order to star in ''Film/MajorLeague''.
24th Jul '17 5:38:23 PM creader
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!!General



* PlayingAgainstType: John Turturro (an Italian-American), actually playing... an Italian![[note]]He's frequently cast as [[FakeNationality Latinos]][[/note]]

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John Turturro (an Italian-American), actually playing... an Italian![[note]]He's frequently cast as [[FakeNationality Latinos]][[/note]]



* RealLifeRelative: Mookie's sister Jade is played by Creator/SpikeLee's real-life sister Joie.

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Mookie's sister Jade is played by Creator/SpikeLee's real-life sister Joie.



* 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.
* ThrowItIn: The key scene when Danny Aiello and John Turturro talk alone approximately midway through the film was partly improvised. The scripted scene ended as the character Smiley approached the window. Everything after that until the end of the scene was completely ad-libbed.

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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.
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The key scene when Danny Aiello and John Turturro talk alone approximately midway through the film was partly improvised. The scripted scene ended as the character Smiley approached the window. Everything after that until the end of the scene was completely ad-libbed.




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20th Jul '17 10:56:01 AM ClintEastwood
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Radio Raheem seems to do nothing but walk around carrying a boombox blaring Music/PublicEnemy's "Fight the Power", and there are references to several contemporary well-publicized hate crimes, making it a perfect period piece of its late '80s release date (it was released in 1989).
8th Dec '16 8:24:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/SpikeLee's first choice for Sal was RobertDeNiro, who turned it down because he felt the role was too similar to ones he had played in the past. MattDillon was also Lee's first choice for Pino.

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Creator/SpikeLee's first choice for Sal was RobertDeNiro, Creator/RobertDeNiro, who turned it down because he felt the role was too similar to ones he had played in the past. MattDillon Creator/MattDillon was also Lee's first choice for Pino.



** Wesley Snipes turned down a role in the film in order to star in ''Film/MajorLeague''.

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** Wesley Creator/Wesley Snipes turned down a role in the film in order to star in ''Film/MajorLeague''.
17th Sep '16 2:12:47 PM DrOO7
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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #96

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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #96
8th Jul '16 2:19:57 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Wesley Snipes turned down a role in the film in order to star in ''FilmMajorLeague''.

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** Wesley **Wesley Snipes turned down a role in the film in order to star in ''FilmMajorLeague''.''Film/MajorLeague''.
8th Jul '16 2:18:57 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CastingGag: Buggin' Out, who says Sal is racist for not putting any black people on his Italian-American exclusive "Wall of Fame" is played by Giancarlo Esposito, who is himself half-black, half-Italian American.
* DoingItForTheArt: Spike Lee funded the entire film himself by maxing out his credit cards, surely as a way to maintain creative control over a film with such a personal, controversial subject.

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* CastingGag: Buggin' Out, who says Sal is racist for not putting any black people on his Italian-American exclusive "Wall of Fame" is played by Giancarlo Esposito, Creator/GiancarloEsposito, who is himself half-black, half-Italian American.
* DoingItForTheArt: Spike Lee Creator/SpikeLee funded the entire film himself by maxing out his credit cards, surely as a way to maintain creative control over a film with such a personal, controversial subject.



** Wesley Snipes turned down a role in the film in order to star in ''FilmMajorLeague''.

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** Wesley **Wesley Snipes turned down a role in the film in order to star in ''FilmMajorLeague''.
8th Jul '16 2:17:50 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeRelative: Mookie's sister Jade is played by Spike Lee's real-life sister Joie.

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* RealLifeRelative: Mookie's sister Jade is played by Spike Lee's Creator/SpikeLee's real-life sister Joie.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Lee's first choice for Sal was RobertDeNiro, who turned it down because he felt the role was too similar to ones he had played in the past. MattDillon was also Lee's first choice for Pino.
** Creator/JamesEarlJones was offered to play the role as Da Mayor.

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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.
* ThrowItIn: The key scene when Danny Aiello and John Turturro talk alone approximately midway through the film was partly improvised. The scripted scene ended as the character Smiley approached the window. Everything after that until the end of the scene was completely ad-libbed.
** All of the scenes of the corner men were improvised.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Lee's Creator/SpikeLee's first choice for Sal was RobertDeNiro, who turned it down because he felt the role was too similar to ones he had played in the past. MattDillon was also Lee's first choice for Pino.
** Creator/JamesEarlJones was offered to play the role as Da Mayor.Mayor, but turned it down in favour of ''Film/TheBestOfTheBest''.


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** Creator/LaurenceFishburne was offered but turned down the role of Love Daddy.
**Wesley Snipes turned down a role in the film in order to star in ''FilmMajorLeague''.
** [[spoiler: In the original scripted ending, Sal and Mookie reconcile. Sal, although upset, tells Mookie that he understands that Mookie had to do the right thing. Creator/SpikeLee changed the ending during filming and has never explained why he did]].
12th Jun '16 3:18:46 PM NWolfman
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* UsefulNotes/BarackObama and his future first lady Michelle saw this film on their first date.
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