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American History X (1998)

Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton), a neo-Nazi white supremacist recently released from three years jail for manslaughter, tries to rid his younger brother, Danny, (Edward Furlong) of his racial prejudices.

Norton has undergone a radical transformation through his friendship with a black prison inmate and the moral clarity of solitude.


This tough, powerful and uncompromising cautionary tale from director Tony Kaye takes a brutal look at the depths of racial prejudice and the roots of violent hate crimes.

Told in colour with black-and-white flashbacks, Kaye’s cutting-edge treatise is a shock to the system filled with unforgettable moments, seriously handled issues and superb acting by Norton, who was deservedly Oscar-nominated.

It’s definitely not for the squeamish.

Derek Vinyard
Edward Norton
Danny Vinyard
Edward Furlong
Doris Vinyard
Beverly D’Angelo
Davina Vinyard
Jennifer Lien
Dennis Vinyard
William Russ
Ethan Suplee
Fairuza Balk
Dr Robert Sweeney
Avery Brooks
Elliott Gould
Cameron Alexander
Stacy Keach

Tony Kaye