Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. 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.
|Release Date||:||October 30, 1998|
|Production Company||:||New Line Cinema, The Turman-Morrissey Company, Savoy Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Tony Kaye, David Larson, Mark Cotone, Ira Hurvitz|
|Writers||:||David McKenna, David McKenna|
|Casts||:||Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Avery Brooks, Jennifer Lien, Ethan Suplee, Stacy Keach, Fairuza Balk, Elliott Gould, Guy Torry, William Russ, Joe Cortese, Jason Bose Smith, Antonio David Lyons, Alex Sol, Giuseppe Andrews, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Michelle Christine White, Jonathan Fowler Jr., Christopher Masterson, Jordan Marder, Nicholas R. Oleson, Paul Le Mat, Thomas L. Bellissimo, Cherish Lee, Sam Vlahos, Tara Blanchard, Anne Lambton, Steve Wolford, Richard Noyce, Danso Gordon, David Basulto, Alexis Rose Coen, Kiante Elam, Paul Hopkins, Keith Odett, Jim Norton, Paul E. Short, Nigel Miguel, Darrell Britt, Robert 'Duckie' Carpenter, Sydney 'Big Dawg' Colston, Hans Cozzens, John Embry, Maximillian Kesmodel, Barbie Marie, Allie Moss, Louis E. Rosas, Sam Sarpong, Jeremy Sweet, Selwyn Ward, Denney Pierce, Glendon Rich|
|Plot Keywords||:||usa, neo-nazi, prison, skinhead, brother brother relationship, rape, fascism, brother, basketball, jail, school, swastika, los angeles, family, hate, neo nazism, xenophobia, interracial friendship, nazism, prison rape|
Powerful portrayal of Neo-Nazi movement in America. Told in series of flashbacks. Flawless acting by Edward Norton. Does its best to make the point that no one is ever right aand no one is ever wrong. I have a friend who was a Nazi and a racist. But upon walking out of the theater after this movie he hung his head in shame. This is why the film industry began.