R | | Comedy, Drama
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.
Laurence Fishburne was offered, but turned down the role of Radio Raheem.
Mister Senor Love Daddy:
Wake up! Wake up! Up you wake!
When Da Mayor first presents the bunch of roses to Mother Sister the blooms are fully opened. However, later in the film when the roses are again seen in her apartment, the blooms are closed.
Film title logo at the end of closing credits
the "pan & scan" version broadcast on ITV4 truncates the conversation between Radio Raheem and the Koreans when he visits their store to replace the batteries for his portable radio. The sequence where the husband loses his temper and swears "mother-f&%k you", to which Raheem responds warmly is omitted.
English, Italian, Spanish, Korean
$3,563,535 2 July 1989