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Do the Right Thing
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Tina's breasts are shown briefly in a close-up as ice is rubbed over them.

Some sexual dialogue.

A man starts a ruckus in a pizza parlor and gets forced out

Two young men are seen scuffling briefly in a pizza parlor storage room; one young man threatens to harm the other shortly thereafter.

A boy is almost run over by a car but is pushed out of the way by an old man

A riot breaks out when a man bashes another man's stereo in a pizza parlor with a baseball bat, the man with the bat is then forced out of his shop, people trash and torch the restaurant, a cop asphyxiates a man with a nightstick and other related pandemonium breaks out into the streets, ending with the pizza parlor burning to the ground.

Over 200 uses of "fuck", other strong language and racial epithets (including one montage) throughout. The N-word is used many times.

Some scenes of smoking and people drinking beer

The film focuses on racism in a Brooklyn neighborhood on the hottest day of the year. Many racial words are used, possibly making it disturbing for some viewers

The riot at the end of the film is intense and disturbing.


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