About the film
neo-nazism prison skinhead sibling relationship rape fascism brother basketball jail school swastika los angeles, california family hate xenophobia interracial friendship nazism
American History X
Release Date: October 30, 1998
|Slogan||:||«Some Legacies Must End.»|
|Production Companies||:||New Line Cinema, Savoy Pictures, The Turman-Morrissey Company|
|Producers||:||Steve Tisch, John Morrissey, David McKenna, Valerie McCaffrey, Michael De Luca, Joe Fineman, Lawrence Turman, Carla Fry, Bill Carraro, Bill Carraro, Erik Holmberg, Brian Witten, Jon Hess, Joe Adams, Michael Mandaville, Wendy Cox, Karen Jarnecke, Paul Belenardo, Kearie Peak, Terrence Harris, Marc E. Spiegel, Brandon Smith, Paul Tompkins, Bill Dance, Leo Stefanos, Timothy P. Tundel, Natalie Trussell|
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.