Summer of Sam
1999 film directed by Spike Lee
Summer of Sam is a 1999 crime drama movie. It was directed by Spike Lee, who also co-wrote and co-produced it. The movie is about a series of murders done by David Berkowitz (nicknamed the Son of Sam) during the summer of 1977 in New York City. John Leguizamo, Mira Sorvino, Adrien Brody and Jennifer Esposito play fictional characters. The MPAA threatened Summer of Sam with an NC-17 due to a sex scene, which was then cut out. The movie was released in July 1999.