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• USA: Jun 7, 1991
DVD Release Date
• R1: Dec 15, 1998
Rated R for sensuality, strong language, drug content, and for violence.
2 hours, 12 minutes
40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Universal Pictures
Studio 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Mule Filmworks, Universal
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• Jungle Fever (1991)
|Genre: Drama, Erotic, Racy, Drugs, Infidelity, Murder, Deception, Urban|
Plot: Spike Lee's drama is a complex, multilayered, and volatile look at interracial romance in present-day New York City. Flipper Purify (Wesley Snipes), an up-and-coming African American architect, seems to have it all: a successful career, a nice apartment on a renovated street in Harlem, a beautiful, intelligent wife whom he adores, and a bright, loving daughter. The last thing he expects is to find himself in an affair with a blue-collar Italian American from Bensonhurst. But soon after Angie Tucci (Annabella Sciorra) comes to work in his office, the two end up staying late together and having intimate talks over takeout Chinese food. Inevitably a romance begins, leaving Flipper and Angie caught up in the fury and suspicion of the racial prejudice of their families and friends. As their lives unravel, so does their affair, and they wonder if their relationship ever had a chance from the beginning. As usual with Lee, he isn’t content to tackle simply one issue in his films--in JUNGLE FEVER, he addresses, for perhaps the first time, the drug epidemic in the African American community. In this subplot, Samuel L. Jackson plays Gator, Flipper’s crackhead brother, with an intensity that is almost too painful to watch.
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