Ossie Davis, Danny Aiello, Giancarlo Esposito, Richard Edson
Spike Lee (Director), Spike Lee (Screenplay)
Released: Jun. 30th, 1989
Runtime: 2 hours
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.
By the time this film reaches its climax, most viewers should be well aware that they have seen a complex film about a complex subject, and I, for one, do not find it racist at all, from any of the possible "racist" angles.
Spike Lee probably gets the most screen time as he acts within his own film and the title could refer to many things, but most likely its the action Lees character Mookie takes at the films climax.