American History X

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Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for brutally killing two black men who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother's, Danny Vineyard, 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.

Director: Tony Kaye
Writer: David McKenna
Production: New Line Cinema
Genre: drama
Year: 1998
MetaScore: 62/100
ImdbRating: 8.5
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 20 Nov 1998
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations.


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Derek Vinyard - Edward Norton
Danny Vinyard - Edward Furlong
Doris Vinyard - Beverly D'Angelo
Davina Vinyard - Jennifer Lien
Seth Ryan - Ethan Suplee
Stacey - Fairuza Balk
Dr. Bob Sweeney - Avery Brooks
Murray - Elliott Gould
Cameron Alexander - Stacy Keach
Dennis Vinyard - William Russ
Lamont - Guy Torry
Rasmussen - Joe Cortese
Little Henry (as Jason Bose-Smith) - Jason Bose Smith
Mitch McCormick - Alex Sol
Chris (as Keram Malicki-Sanchez) - Keram Malicki-Sánchez
Daryl Dawson (as Chris Masterson) - Christopher Masterson
Huge Aryan - Nicholas R. Oleson
Curtis - Jordan Marder
McMahon - Paul Le Mat
Cop #2 (as Tommy L. Bellissimo) - Thomas L. Bellissimo
Kammi - Cherish Lee
Dr. Aguilar - Sam Vlahos
Ally Vinyard - Tara Blanchard
Cassandra - Anne Lambton
Reporter - Steve Wolford
Desk Sergeant - Richard Noyce
Buddy #1 - Danso Gordon
Randy - Jim Norton
Young Ally Vinyard - Alexis Rose Coen
Lawrence's Partner (as Kiant Elam) - Kiante Elam
Student - Paul Hopkins
Random Skinhead - Keith Odett
Stocky Buddy (as Paul Short) - Paul E. Short
Basketball Player - Nigel Miguel
White Supremicist - Darrell Britt
Prison Gang Leader - Sydney 'Big Dawg' Colston
Police Officer #2 - Hans Cozzens
Parking Lot Skinhead - John Embry
Young Danny Vinyard - Maximillian Kesmodel
Student - Barbie Marie
Basketball Player - Andre McCoy
Skinhead Girlfriend - Allie Moss
Arresting Officer - Denney Pierce
Deputy Sheriff - Glendon Rich
Jail Inmate - Louis E. Rosas
Jail Inmate - Sam Sarpong
Skinhead in Store - Mark Swanson
Skinhead - Jeremy Sweet
High School Student Leaving Bathroom - Selwyn Ward
Mother in a coffee shop - Debra Wilson