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.
Now, don't tell nobody. It's between you and me. Its bad enough that I ball her, right, but, then some sick side of me had to drive her right past the spot where we was stickin' it up her cousin's ass, you know. Oh sh*t, and that's where I saw the ...
In the film the British rock band, The Who are repeatedly referred to as a punk rock band. This is wildly incorrect. The Who was founded in 1964 and were part of the trailing edge of the British Invasion. The only thing that related to the violent attitude of hard-core punk bands was the fact that on a couple of occasions the drummer and guitarist (Keith Moon and Pete Townsend) smashed their instruments (which began at the Monterrey Pop Festival in 1967, in response to Jimi Hendrix' burning his guitar). By the time of the Son of Sam murders, the Who had already been hard rockers for nearly a decade and had been using synthesizers for over half that time - something that no punk band would ever do, up until the Clash released Bankrobber in 1980.
The credits are in the form of newspaper headlines.
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