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Trivia: Do the Right Thing
  • Fake Nationality: Frankie Faison's painfully bad (and inconsistent) impression of a Jamaican accent.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Martin Lawrence and Rosie Perez make their film debuts in this film.
    • Vito is played by Richard Edson, the original drummer from Sonic Youth and the creepy valet in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
    • We also see Samuel L. Jackson several years before Pulp Fiction.
    • Buggin' Out is the polar opposite of Gus.
    • Phil Leotardo is the guy who gets water sprayed on his car.
    • Several actors have appeared in multiple Spike Lee films. John Turturro and Spike's sister Joie share the record with nine appearances each.
  • Playing Against Type: John Turturro (an Italian-American), actually playing... an Italian!note 
  • Real-Life Relative: Mookie's sister Jade is played by Spike Lee's real-life sister Joie.
    • Ossie Davis and wife Ruby Dee, as Da Mayor and Mother Sister.
  • What Could Have Been: Lee's first choice for Sal was Robert De Niro, who turned it down because he felt the role was too similar to ones he had played in the past.

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