American History X

American History X

119 mins | Drama | July 1, 1998

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.

American History X

119 mins | Drama | July 1, 1998

American History X
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.
IMDb rating 8.5
Producers New Line Cinema, The Turman-Morrissey Company, Savoy Pictures
Original title American History X
Directors Michael Keller, David Larson, Mark Cotone, Ira Hurvitz, Tony Kaye
Writers David McKenna

Cast

Edward Norton

as Derek Vinyard

Edward Furlong

as Danny Vinyard

Beverly D'Angelo

as Doris Vinyard

Elliott Gould

as Murray

Ethan Suplee

as Seth Ryan

Fairuza Balk

as Stacey

Christopher Masterson

as Daryl Dawson

Giuseppe Andrews

as Jason

Stacy Keach

as Cameron Alexander

William Russ

as Dennis Vinyard

Jennifer Lien

as Davina Vinyard

Avery Brooks

as Bob Sweeney

Guy Torry

as Lamont

Joe Cortese

as Rasmussen

Jason Bose Smith

as Little Henry

Antonio David Lyons

as Lawrence

Alex Sol

as Mitch McCormick

Jordan Marder

as Curtis

Nicholas R. Oleson

as Huge Aryan

Paul Le Mat

as McMahon

Cherish Lee

as Kammi

Sam Vlahos

as Dr. Aguilar

Tara Blanchard

as Ally Vinyard

Anne Lambton

as Cassandra

Jim Norton

as Randy

Steve Wolford

as Reporter

Richard Noyce

as Desk Sergeant

Danso Gordon

as Buddy

David Basulto

as Guard

Alexis Rose Coen

as Young Ally Vinyard

Kiante Elam

as Lawrence's Partner

Paul Hopkins

as Student

Keith Odett

as Random Skinhead

Paul E. Short

as Stocky Buddy

Nigel Miguel

as Basketball Player

Darrell Britt

as White Supremicist (uncredited)

Robert 'Duckie' Carpenter

as Skinhead (uncredited)

Sydney "Big Dawg" Colston

as Prison Gang Leader (uncredited)

John Embry

as Parking Lot Skinhead (uncredited)

Maximillian Kesmodel

as Young Danny Vinyard (uncredited)

Allie Moss

as Skinhead Girlfriend (uncredited)

Barbie Marie

as Student (uncredited)

Selwyn Ward

as Student Leaving Bathroom (uncredited)

Sam Sarpong

as Jail Inmate (uncredited)

Denney Pierce

as Arresting Officer (uncredited)

Glendon Rich

as Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)