American History X

1998 film directed by Tony Kaye

American History X is a 1998 American crime drama movie directed by Tony Kaye. It was released on October 23, 1998 in North America and received positive reviews, with an 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 62/100 from Metacritic. Edward Norton was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. The movie was named by Empire magazine as the 311th Greatest Movie of All Time. It is about a man who joins a neo-nazi gang, after his firefighter father is killed by black drug dealers in Venice, Los Angeles. While staying in prison for three years, his younger brother ends up facing the wrong path.

American History X
Directed byTony Kaye
Written byDavid McKenna
Produced byJohn Morrissey
StarringEdward Norton
Edward Furlong
Beverly D'Angelo
Avery Brooks
Stacy Keach
Jennifer Lien
Fairuza Balk
Elliott Gould
CinematographyTony Kaye
Edited byGerald B. Greenberg
Alan Heim
Music byAnne Dudley
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
October 23, 1998
Running time
119 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million
Box office$23,875,127



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