PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama
Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.
None of the children on set had any idea how to play any of the street games their characters engage in - Lee had to personally instruct them.
Clinton: What's wrong with you? I'm watching the Knicks!
Carolyn: Boy, I'll knock you out.
Wendell: Yeah, what's the big deal?
Carolyn: The big deal is I said no TV on a school night, damn it! The Knicks got a job! You need an education or I will throw this idiot box ...
In the beginning of the movie, Troy is playing stick ball wearing moccasin shoes, in the next scene, she is still wearing the moccasin shoes.
The closing credits play over old footage of several episodes of "Soul Train".
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