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Spike Lee

Summer of Sam

Edition 1999
142' - 1999 - Crime, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Italian, English
Director: Spike Lee Composer: Terence Blanchard With: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino
The year is 1977, punk rock is pushing disco out of the limelight and New York is experiencing one of its hottest summers of all time. While the city sizzles, a maniac with a gun is stalking single women through the Italian-American suburbs, taunting newspapers with crazed bulletins -signed “Son Of Sam”- that boast about his killings. The city is in panic. To stop the madness a Mafia boss puts out a contract on Sam, a challenge eagerly accepted by streetwise Joey T. and his gang. Joey figures that it must be someone local, someone they know. When the mob mentality takes over, a witch hunt ensues.

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Credits

Director

Spike Lee

Composer

Terence Blanchard

With

John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino

Scenario

Spike Lee, Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli

Director of Photography

Ellen Kuras

Editor

Barry Alexander Brown

Producer

Jon Kilik, Spike Lee

More information

Dialogue

Italian, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1999

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