Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind the Making of “Do The Right Thing”

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How long did it take Spike to write this?

Apparently, Spike Lee was so gassed up about this whole Howard Beach incident, he wrote Do The Right Thing in just two weeks. As a homage to the men involved in the Howard Beach incident, you can hear rioters in Do The Right Thing screaming “HOWARD BEACH, HOWARD BEACH!” after Radio Raheem is killed. Raheem’s death was also inspired by the real life death of Michael Stewart, a graffiti artist who died in police custody.

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