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American History X

DOWN & DIRTY:
Drama: A former skin head tries to prevent his younger brother from following him down the same path of hatred and violence.

NITTY GRITTY:
Danny Vinyard (EDWARD FURLONG) is a troubled kid whose recent paper on Hitler's "Mein Kampf" has landed him in the office of Principal Bob Sweeney (AVERY BROOKS).

Sweeney is concerned because he has seen this fascination with radical racial ideologies before, in Danny's older brother, Derek (EDWARD NORTON). Derek has been serving time in prison for killing two black men who were trying to steal his truck. Knowing that Derek is about to be released, Sweeney gives Danny a new assignment: write about his brother's past problems and recent change of heart.

Upon his release, Derek is a new man. No longer full of racial anger and hate, he's concerned when he sees that Danny has become a skin head under the guidance of his former mentor, Cameron Alexander (STACY KEACH), a middle-aged white supremacist.

As Danny writes his story, there are flashbacks of the events that lead up to Derek's transformation from a brilliant student to the poster boy for racial hatred.

As Derek tries to set Danny straight, his changed beliefs anger his former girlfriend, Stacey (FAIRUZA BALK), and Cameron and the other skin heads. Derek hits Cameron in the face and tells him to stay away from Danny.

THE ENDING:
Derek takes Danny to school and then goes looking for a job. Danny goes in to use the restroom and another student, who he had an altercation with earlier, pulls a gun and shoots Danny.

Derek hears about the shooting and rushes to the school. He finds Danny and holds him dead in his arms, crying.

WHAT EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT:

The performance of Edward Norton. One of these days he's gonna finally take home the little golden guy.

 
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