R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
The word "fuck" is said 326 times in this 142-minute film, an average of 2.29 times per minute.
You're the f*ckin' whore! You stupid, lesbian f*ckin' whore!
Dionna: And you're a faggot f*ckin' hair dresser!
At the beginning of the movie, set in the summer of 1977, characters are seen dancing in a disco to the song "There But For the Grace of God Go I" by Machine. The song wasn't recorded until 1979.
The credits are in the form of newspaper headlines.
After they are refused entry into Studio 54, the sex scene between Dionna (Mira Sorvino) and Vinny (John Leguizamo) included more explicit shots in the original cut. This scene was edited a bit after the MPAA threatened the film with an "NC-17" rating.
$7,991,450 (USA) (4 July 1999)
$19,283,782 (USA) (12 September 1999)
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