Do The Right Thing (1989)
A Mule Filmworks
Directed by Spike Lee
Starring Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, and Samuel L. Jackson
This powerful visual feast combines humor and drama with memorable characters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It’s the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever. Danny Aiello co-stars in this absorbing tale of inner-city life that heats up with vivid images and unforgettable performances.
Song: “Don’t Shoot Me”
Merv produced this song, which was performed by legendary vocal group Take 6 (while Merv was still a member). Merv also wrote the song with Spike Lee and fellow Take 6 members Claude V. McKnight III and David Thomas.