American History X

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In theatres:
  • July 1, 1998 - July, 1998
Running time: 1h 58m
Genre: Drama

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
Cast: Avery Brooks, Edward Furlong, Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Elliott Gould, Edward Norton
Writer(s): David McKenna
Official Site: www.historyx.com

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