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.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Benicio Del Toro were originally considered for the lead roles.
Since when does your hairstyle determine whether or not you're a fuckin' killer?
Set in 1977, a 1990-92 Cadillac Brougham stretch limousine is seen outside the disco.
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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