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Edward Norton Edward Norton
Derek Vinyard
Edward Furlong Edward Furlong
Danny Vinyard
Beverly D Beverly D'Angelo
Doris Vinyard
Jennifer Lien Jennifer Lien
Davina Vinyard
Ethan Suplee Ethan Suplee
Seth Ryan
Fairuza Balk Fairuza Balk
Avery Brooks Avery Brooks
Dr. Bob Sweeney
Elliott Gould Elliott Gould

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People Can Change

5 years ago at Sep 16 23:57
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Can people change? The general consensus, if that person is Derek Vinyard, is no. Derek (Edward Norton) was a crazy-mean white supremacist who committed a brutal crime and wound up in prison.

After a traumatic term, he came out a changed man. This change is derived, including an eye-opening relationship between him and a black prisoner. He comes back to see that although his home... read more


8 years, 5 months ago at May 4 12:51
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"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained we must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature."

I doubt that the true profound impact of American History X can be accurately described using words. I had wanted to see this film fo... read more


9 years, 1 month ago at Aug 12 15:52
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A superb film, definitely one of my favourites of all time. Norton's character is portrayed outstandingly and it is amazing to see just how much muscle mass he has managed to put on just for this role! Seeing the sort of neighbourhood his character grows up in and how his behaviour impacts on the rest of his family after the death of his father is really quite moving. You feel a real sense of gloo... read more
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A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Release date: 20 November 1998
UPC: 794043473920
Tags: Drama (78), Crime (56), Racism (53), Prison (38), Violence (27), Nazi (27), 1998 (26), 1990s (25), Murder (24), Gang (22), Skinhead (20), Skinheads (20), Prejudice (20), White Supremacy (16), Redemption (16), Edward Norton (15), Hate (14), Disturbing (13), Usa (12), (12)
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"My favorite of Ed Norton's performances in his career so far. The only thing that kept this movie from making it to the number one spot on this particular list is that while the story did a fair job of getting it's intention through, is still came off a bit clunky & broken in some parts (which may due to the editing that got this film into so much trouble with it's director). With its glaring look into the world of radical racist organizations, American History X is a tense piece of captivat"

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" "Has anything you've done made your life better?" Director: Tony Kaye Writer: David McKenna Cinematographer: Tony Kaye Composer: Anne Dudley Cast: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien, Ethan Suplee, Fairuza Balk, Avery Brooks, Elliott Gould, Stacy Keach and William Russ "

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“I cannot recall having seen a film in which the two leading actors deliver such stunning performances as those given by the two Edwards - Norton and F”

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" Directed by Tony Kaye Starring Edward Norton, Avery Brooks, Elliot Gould, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien, Fairuza Balk, Ethan Suplee, Christopher Masterson, Stacy Keach, Keram Malick Sanchez, Joe Cortese, William Russ, Guy Torry, Antonio David Lyons, Giuseppe Andrews, Paul LeMat, Anne Lambton, Danso Gordon, Jim Norton, Sydney "Big Dawg" Colston, Sam Sarpong, Selwyn Ward, and Tara Blanchard  "

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"#2: Edward Norton, American History X! Lost to: Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful!"

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