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American History X is a 1998 American film directed by Tony Kaye, starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong. The film the story of two brothers, Derek (played by Norton) and Danny ( by Furlong). Their father is murdered by a black drug dealer and Derek is into the neo-Nazi movement. Derek brutally kills two black gang members, whom he breaking into his truck, and spends three years in prison. The story shows how Danny is influenced by his older brother's actions and ideology. However, Derek is raped by white inmates in prison and changes his of the world. He tries to his brother from going down the same as he did.

The movie was given an "R" in the USA for "graphic brutal violence including rape, language, strong sexuality and nudity." Critics mostly the film and Edward Norton got an Academy Award nod for Best Actor. The movie site Rotten Tomatoes.com said it was: "A compelling and provocative led by an excellent performance by Edward Norton." Movie Roger Ebert regarded it as, "always interesting and sometimes compelling, and it contains more actual thought than any American film on race since Do the Right Thing". On the other hand, another critic said that, "in some places the dialogue is surprisingly stilted. Far worse, the ending is a ”.



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