American History X

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Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

  1. David McKenna

    Author, Screenplay

  2. Tony Kaye

    Director

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  1. Edward Norton

    Edward Norton

    Derek Vinyard

  2. Edward Furlong

    Edward Furlong

    Danny Vinyard

  3. Beverly D'Angelo

    Beverly D'Angelo

    Doris Vinyard

  4. Avery Brooks

    Avery Brooks

    Dr. Bob Sweeney

  5. Jennifer Lien

    Jennifer Lien

    Davina Vinyard

  6. Ethan Suplee

    Ethan Suplee

    Seth Ryan

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 59m

Budget $20,000,000.00

Revenue $23,875,127.00

Homepage http://www.historyx.com/

Release Information

  • October 30, 1998
    R, Theatrical (limited)
  • November 20, 1998
    Theatrical

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