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American History X

1998 . Drama . 1h 59m

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About the movie

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Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two African-American men. 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.

Actors:

Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Elliott Gould, Ethan Suplee

Director:

Tony Kaye

Rated:

R

Writer:

David McKenna

Language:

English

Release:

01 Jul 1998

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Reviews

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Raf Ayes

1 week ago

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As amazing as it is but the ending makes me sick to my stomach. The film shows us that hate is not a good thing it will eat out our lives. Hate is not a thing you should keep in your heart it should be removed. And to us adults let's not pass that hate to the young ones we should teach them how to be kind. Love one another whether your black, brown, or white.

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J F

4 months ago

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Still relevant today Edward Norton brought this movie to another level. The camera work and black and white used don't keep you immersed as if it were a 120 minute movie but gives you moments throughout to think about the world we live in and where we live on it. This is a must see for any high school kid.

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George Hague image

6 months ago

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Good film. Not Edward Norton bets performance in my opinion however still very effective. Displays a great message to the younger audience and it shows that people can be redeemed. A great film with a theme of redemption which is the best part of this movie I think - 8/10

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Tathagata Sinha Roy

10 months ago

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Great eye opener on racism and racial jingoism on daily day America. Edward Norton was impeccable, probably deserved an academy award for his performance.

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Kum Raggit

15 hours ago

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Turned it off looked like It was filmed on flip phone.

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Marco Bisotto

8 months ago

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Great film! Initially wasn't interested but the story is gripping and the message is powerful...

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Henry Lewington

1 year ago

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An amazing film that has changed my life.

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Jamie Bendy image

1 year ago

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Brilliantly told story of growth and overcoming prejudices. As always, Edward Norton is stunning.

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Beckie Menten

2 years ago

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Graphic but compelling. Edward Norton is great in this movie.

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Carl Johan Skovsen

2 years ago

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True classic. Edward Norton is convincing

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Ben Armstrong

3 months ago

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In my top 10 all time favourite films!

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Daisy Warren

8 months ago

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Strange that I enjoy this one so much.

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Eve Robertshaw

8 months ago

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sad, Norton was great

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Pernille Bekker

1 year ago

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A Classic movie - must watch!

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Jens Krogen

2 years ago

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More relevant than ever

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