Jungle Fever

Jungle Fever

name = Jungle Fever

caption = "Jungle Fever" movie poster
writer = Spike Lee
starring = Wesley Snipes
Annabella Sciorra
John Turturro
Anthony Quinn
Samuel L. Jackson
Halle Berry
Queen Latifah
Ossie Davis
Ruby Dee
director = Spike Lee
producer = Spike Lee
editing = Samuel D. Pollard
cinematography = Ernest Dickerson
distributor = Universal Pictures
released = 1991
(United States)
runtime = 132 min.
language = English
music = Stevie Wonder
budget =
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followed_by =
imdb_id = 0102175
Infobox movie certificates
United_States = R

"Jungle Fever" is a 1991 drama film directed by Spike Lee, starring Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra. It is Lee's fifth feature length film.


The plot centers on the interracial romance between a successful married African American architect, Flipper Purify (Snipes), and an Italian-American woman, Angie Tucci (Sciorra). The two meet at their workplace in New York, an architectural firm where Purify works and Tucci is hired as a temporary secretary. The lovers come under intense pressure from their friends and family as a result of their relationship. The title of the film refers to the sexual attraction of white people to black people.

A subplot considers the problems of drug abuse, with Flipper's brother Gator (Samuel L. Jackson) a crack addict.

The film is notable as the screen debut of Halle Berry, who would later become the first African American winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for "Monster's Ball". It was also Queen Latifah's screen debut.


:"See: Jungle Fever (soundtrack)".


*Cannes Film Festival
**Best Supporting Actor
**:Samuel L. Jackson
**Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention)
*Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards
**Best Supporting Actor
**:Samuel L. Jackson
*National Board of Review
**10th best film of the year
*New York Film Critics Circle Awards
**Best Supporting Actor
**:Samuel L. Jackson
*Political Film Society Human Rights Award

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