Mookie (Spike Lee) is a 25-year-old delivery man living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn with his sister Jade (Joie Lee). He and his girlfriend Tina (Rosie Perez) have a toddler son named Hector (Travell Toulson). He works at the local pizzeria, but lacks ambition. Sal (Danny Aiello), the pizzeria's Italian-American owner, has been in the neighborhood for 25 years. His older son Pino (John Turturro) intensely dislikes blacks, and does not get along with Mookie. Because of this, Pino is at odds with both his father, who refuses to leave the increasingly African-American neighborhood, and his younger brother Vito (Richard Edson), who is friendly with Mookie.
The neighborhood is full of distinct personalities, including Da Mayor (Ossie Davis), a friendly drunk; Mother Sister (Ruby Dee), who watches the neighborhood from her brownstone; Radio Raheem (Bill Nunn), who blasts Public Enemy on his boombox wherever he goes; and Smiley (Roger Guenveur Smith), a mentally disabled man, who meanders around the neighborhood trying to sell hand-colored pictures of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Produced By:||Spike Lee, Monty Ross, Jon Kilik|
|Directed By:||Spike Lee|
|Written By:||Spike Lee|
|Cast:||Rosie Perez, Ginny Yang, Chris Delaney, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Savage, Giancarlo Esposito, Rick Aiello, Gwen McGee, John Turturro, Martin Lawrence, Leonard L. Thomas, Nicholas Turturro, Nelson Vasquez, Ruby Dee, David E. Weinberg, Frank Vincent, Michael Ralph, Garry Pastore, Angel Ramirez Jr., Sixto Ramos, Samuel L. Jackson, Joie Lee, Joel Nagle, Luis Antonio Ramos, Ossie Davis, Danny Aiello, Frankie Faison, Paul Benjamin, Richard Edson, Erik Dellums, Richard Habersham, John Michael Quinn, Shawn Elliott, Steve White, Robin Harris, Miguel Sandoval, Eric Payne, Steve Park, Bill Nunn, Spike Lee|
|In Theaters:||Jul 21, 1989|
|Production:||40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Vudu|