Why to Watch - American History X

Some movies are amazing for their pacing or consistent feel across the entire ride, I would say “American History X” is the opposite, which is amazing for its individually iconic scenes while exposing the ignorance and hypocrisy of racism.



American History X (1998) Drama | 119min | November 20, 1998 (United States) 8.5
Director: Tony KayeWriter: David McKennaStars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'AngeloSummary: 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. —Nitesh D.(nmxpa7@msn.com)


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