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American History X 8.4

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.

  Genre   Production Release
  • Drama
  • New Line Cinema
  • Savoy Pictures
  • The Turman-Morrissey Company
30 Oct 1998


Edward Norton
(Derek Vinyard)
Edward Furlong
(Danny Vinyard)
Beverly D'Angelo
(Doris Vinyard)
Elliott Gould
Ethan Suplee
(Seth Ryan)
Fairuza Balk
Christopher Masterson
(Daryl Dawson)
Giuseppe Andrews
Stacy Keach
(Cameron Alexander)
William Russ
(Dennis Vinyard)
Avery Brooks
(Bob Sweeney)
Guy Torry
Joe Cortese
Antonio David Lyons
Alex Sol
(Mitch McCormick)
Keram Malicki-Sánchez
Jordan Marder
Paul Le Mat
Cherish Lee
Sam Vlahos
(Dr. Aguilar)
Anne Lambton
Jim Norton
Paul E. Short
(Stocky Buddy)
Sydney "Big Dawg" Colston
(Prison Gang Leader (uncredited))
Allie Moss
(Skinhead Girlfriend (uncredited))
Selwyn Ward
(Student Leaving Bathroom (uncredited))
Sam Sarpong
(Jail Inmate (uncredited))
Denney Pierce
(Arresting Officer (uncredited))