American History X | reviewed by: Scott Crick | February 19, 2012
entertainment value
#americanhistoryx One of the best American films of the past 20 years. Never loses its power despite multiple viewings.
genre Drama
synopsis 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 becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.
lead actors Edward Norton | Edward Furlong | Beverly D'Angelo | Avery Brooks | Jennifer Lien | Ethan Suplee | Stacy Keach | Fairuza Balk | Elliott Gould | Guy Torry | William Russ | Joseph Cortese | Jason Bose Smith | Antonio David Lyons | Alex Sol | Giuseppe Andrews | Keram Malicki-Sánchez
director Tony Kaye