American History X

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Release Date: July 1, 1998 - July, 1998

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Cast: Avery Brooks, Edward Furlong, Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Elliott Gould, Edward Norton


A fireman is murdered by a black gang member -- an event which begins this tale about the consequences of prejudice as a family is torn apart by hate. The fireman's death triggers a violent rage in his eldest son (Norton), a skinhead who retaliates by forming a white supremacist gang at his high school. It soon becomes apparent to him that this is not the best way to lead a life, so he begins the struggle to reform himself and save his younger brother (Furlong) from a life of violence, bigotry and racism.

Director: Tony Kaye
Studio: New Line Cinema
Producer(s): John Morrissey
Screenplay: David McKenna

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