Transcript for Cast of Iconic Film 'Do the Right Thing' Together Again After 25 Years
Reunion week here at "gma." We are teaming up with "entertainment weekly," to bring the stars of your favorite movie and tv shows back together. This morning, it is the cast of the iconic film, "do the right thing." Together again after 25 years. Abc's chris connelly sat down with the director and the stars of this spike lee movie. ♪ Fight the power ♪ Reporter: Spike lee's 1989 movie, "do the right thing," has been ranked by the american film institute, as one of the top 100 films of all-time. The brother up on the wall. Tell the story of right hand, left hand. Reporter: With an intense blend of politics, drama and comedy, it chronicles a neighbor's racial tensions on a hot summer day in brooklyn, where the claims of hatred, bigotry and violence, erupt into violence. Hold up. Reporter: And 25 years later, with cameras rolling for "entertainment weekly's" reunion issue, the cast reunited in the same brooklyn neighborhood. A walk down memory lane. Literally. This block really hasn't changed much in 25 years. That fire hydrant right there. The day I came out and I was cleaning my sneaker with a toothbrush. What have I done to you? You're a drunk fool. Reporter: Besides that. Reporter: It cast a hollywood's who's who. It launched the careers of rosie perez, and samuel l. Jackson. And it got an oscar nomination for danny aiello for the role oz sal. The film put me on the map as a character actor. It changed my life completely. Reporter: Surging with energy and risk, one of the film's most memorable scenes was its opening credits. ♪ Fight the power ♪ I remember the opening sequence of "do the right thing." Everyone on twitter reminds me of it. Eight hours of doing the same dance, I developed tennis elbow for throwing the punches. I'm mad at spike. I don't watch it because it makes me crack up, especially the way my face looks. That film took the world by storm. And people still call me mookie today. Reporter: Speaking of mookie -- you have to have rosie perez say it. She won't do it, though. Ask her. I will never say m-o-o-k-i-e ever again. Hey. I wrote that script in ten days. It just came. They keep bringing ugh back for photo shoots every five years. And people still talking about this film. It crossed a lot of boundaries. And that's the thing that made it the poignant, strong, controversial film. Reporter: Now, it seems mookie and sal's pizzerpizzeria, may be moving from brooklyn to broadway. May be doing a musical of "do the right thing." I'm not in it. I'm too old to play mookie. Reporter: For "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, new york. Spike has that same walk. Yeah. I remember, 1989. You couldn't talk to me. I was all that and a bag of
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