About

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

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Directed by

Spike Lee

Written by

Spike Lee (Screenplay)

Runtime

120 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

It's the hottest day of the summer. You can do nothing, you can do something, or you can …

Cast

Keywords

punk new york city pizza heat culture clash money racism hip-hop restaurant critic italian american chaos police brutality radio transmission police operation brooklyn, new york city black people street war pizzeria heat wave

Photos

Lists

#145 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#96 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#403 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Danny Aiello

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen