Derek Vinyard is dangerous, a coiled fury of hate who leads a neo-Nazi gang. But time and events start to change him. He reassesses his ways while doing time for manslaughter and emerges from prison eager to keep his younger brother (Edward Furlong) from falling victim to the thug cycle of violence and payback. It may be too late. Weaving in and out of events past and present in Derek's life, American History X is revealing in its look at white-supremacist gangs and impassioned in its message that hatred and bigotry can be unlearned. Edward Norton (Fight Club, Pride and Glory) portrays Derek, giving a powerful, persuasive, OscarÂ®-nominated' performance.
Edward Furlong,Elliott Gould,Fairuza Balk,Beverly D'Angelo,Stacy Keach,Edward Norton
A former neo-nazi skinhead is released from jail after serving his time for committing a heinous hate crime. Realizing that most of his life was consumed by violence and bigotry, he tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. A profound and stirring drama.