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American History X

Cast

Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Avery Brooks View All


Crew

Tony Kaye (Director), David McKenna (Screenplay) View All

Release: Oct. 30th, 1998
Runtime: 1 hour, 59 minutes
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...
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The Rodent
Sentenced to prison, Derek is brutally treated by everyone he comes into contact with, at one point he's even raped, but eventually gathers a humane side and his feelings of Race Hate are quashed as he becomes good friends with a fellow inmate, an African American.
Gideon58
Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) was an angry young man, whose hate of anyone not white and protestant, seems to have been triggered by the death of his father, manifesting itself into Derek becoming a number one proponent of white supremacy in Venice Beach, sprouting vicious hate propaganda that reaches a fever pitch when two black men try to break into Derek's truck one night and pay with their lives, right in front of Daniel's eyes.


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