Do the Right Thing script
Synopsis: Salvatore "Sal" Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.

JADE:

Don't you have enough sense not to

bother people when they're sleeping?

MOOKIE:

Wake up!

JADE:

Wake up? Saturday is the lone day

I get to sleep late.

MOOKIE:

It's gonna be hot today.

JADE:

Good! Leave me alone when I'm

sleeping. I'm gonna get a lock on

my door, to keep ya ass outta here.

MOOKIE:

Don't ya love ya brother Mookie

anymore? I loves ya, Jade.

JADE:

Do me a favor. Go to work.

MOOKIE:

Later. Gotta get paid.

He plants a big fat juicy on his sister's forehead.

EXT:
SAL'S FAMOUS PIZZERIA--DAY

A 1975 El Dorado pulls up in front of the neighborhood

pizzeria--Sal's Famous Pizzeria.

From out of the car comes the owner, SAL, a slightly

overweight man in his early fifties, and his two sons, PINO,

22, and VITO, 20. It's time for them to go to work at Sal's

Famous Pizzeria in the heart of Black Brooklyn. Sal's sits

on the corner of The Block. The Block being where this film

on the hottest day of the summer takes place.

Pino kicks a beer can in his path into the gutter.

SAL:

Pino, get a broom and sweep out

front.

PINO:

Vito, get a broom and sweep out

front.

VITO:

See, Pop. That's just what I was

talkin' about. Every single time

you tell Pino to do something, he

gives it to me.

PINO:

He's nuts.

SAL:

The both of youse, shaddup.

VITO:

Tell Pino.

PINO:

Get the broom.

VITO:

I ain't getting shit.

SAL:

Hey! Watch it.

PINO:

I didn't want to come to work

anyway. I hate this freakin' place.

SAL:

Can you do better? C'mere.

Pino is now silent. Sal walks over to him.

SAL:

Can you do better?

(he pops Pino upside

the head)

I didn't think so. This is a

respectable business. Nuthin'

wrong with it. Get dat broom.

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Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983. more…

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