Estranged brothers Toph and Cooper take a road trip to their remote cabin to evict a squatter. Buried resentment and bruised egos derail the plan, and with their lives at stake, they must work together to survive.
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi play identically dressed hip musicians (roles they created on the TV show Saturday Night Live) who cut a destructive swath across Chicago as they bring black musicians together for a benefit concert to keep open the Catholic orphanage where they were raised. Cab Calloway, James Brown and Aretha Franklin head the supporting cast.
It’s the hottest day of a long, hot summer, and tensions in Bed-Stuy New York are ready to boil over. Spike Lee’s second feature is still his best. From the bristling credit sequence (Public Enemys’ Fight the Power, over Rosie Perez’s punchy, sexy dance moves) through to its combustible climax, the movie is incredibly dynamic and exuberant, while its portrait of police brutality and endemic racism remains all too relevant.