History Film / AmericanHistoryX

7th Mar '17 3:09:38 PM ThePest179
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** However, Derek still bears the consequences of his legacypast, as illustrated by his swastika tatoo [[spoiler:and ultimately his brother's death]].

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** However, Derek still bears the consequences of his legacypast, legacy, as illustrated by his swastika tatoo [[spoiler:and ultimately his brother's death]].



* AxesAtSchool: [[spoiler: Danny is shot to death in the school bathroom by a black kid he had earlier dissed.]]



* CoolOldGuy: Sweeney.

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* %%* CoolOldGuy: Sweeney.



* DeadManWriting: The ending.

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* %%* DeadManWriting: The ending.



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The flashbacks.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The flashbacks.flashbacks to Derek's past are all monochrome.



* {{Jerkass}}: Almost all of the characters. But Derek himself counts, at first.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Almost all A great deal of the characters. But Derek himself counts, at first.



* PsychologistTeacher: Dr. Sweeney chose to be the principal of a Venice Beach high school despite his high credentials and is a law enforcement liaison on the local youth gang activity. He is familiar enough with the Vinyard family that he goes through some effort to turn the two sons Derek and Danny away from their Neo-Nazi racism, but he makes it clear that [he's not a saint; his help is not unconditional and the Vinyards ultimately have to effect their own salvation.

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* PsychologistTeacher: Dr. Sweeney chose to be the principal of a Venice Beach high school despite his high credentials and is a law enforcement liaison on the local youth gang activity. He is familiar enough with the Vinyard family that he goes through some effort to turn the two sons Derek and Danny away from their Neo-Nazi racism, but he makes it clear that [he's he's not a saint; his help is not unconditional and the Vinyards ultimately have to effect their own salvation.
23rd Jan '17 9:10:06 PM starwolf
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''American History X'' is a 1988 crime drama film directed by Tony Kane.

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''American History X'' is a 1988 1998 crime drama film directed by Tony Kane.
22nd Jan '17 7:26:38 PM Mdumas43073
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''American History X'' is a crime drama film made in 1998.

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''American History X'' is a 1988 crime drama film made in 1998.
directed by Tony Kane.
7th Dec '16 5:35:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* RapePortrayedAsRedemption: After Derek is {{prison rape}}d by his "comrades" for associating with a black inmate (ironically, the man who rapes him deals with a Mexican), it's one of the turning points for him abandoning his Neo-Nazi ways. The rape occurs because Derek, as a Neo-Nazi who got his start before going to prison, disapproves of the prison Neo-Nazis associating with non-whites. They later rape him to teach him a lesson.

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* RapePortrayedAsRedemption: After Derek is {{prison rape}}d by his "comrades" for associating with a black inmate (ironically, [[{{hypocrite}} the man who rapes him deals with a Mexican), Mexican]]), it's one of the turning points for him abandoning his Neo-Nazi ways. The rape occurs because Derek, as a Neo-Nazi who got his start before going to prison, disapproves of the prison Neo-Nazis associating with non-whites. They later rape him to teach him a lesson.
26th Oct '16 12:38:13 PM Sunburst
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** However, Derek still bears the consequences of his legacypast, as illustrated by his swastika tatoo [[spoiler:and ultimately his brother's death]].
4th Oct '16 5:34:37 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RevisedEnding: [[spoiler:The original ending was of Derek standing in front of a mirror, shaving his head after Danny was shot. This was to make sense of the endless cycle of violence and tie the otherwise disjointed plot together but was removed after Creator/EdwardNorton objected]].
4th Oct '16 12:56:04 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ReCut: Differences between the theatrical cut and the workprint can be found here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120586/alternateversions?ref_=tttrv_sa_4.
18th Sep '16 11:32:12 PM ManOfSin
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* BlackComedyRape: {{Subverted}}. When Derek meets Cameron again after his release from prison, Cameron jokes about Derek's PrisonRape. It's only used to highlight Cameron as a {{Jerkass}}; the rape itself is portrayed [[RapeAsDrama dramatically]].
13th Sep '16 10:57:56 AM CynicalBastardo
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* BaldOfEvil: The skinheads. Could be considered an InvokedTrope, although [[KnightTemplar they're deluded enough to think they're the heroes]].

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* BaldOfEvil: The skinheads. Could be considered an InvokedTrope, although [[KnightTemplar they're deluded enough to think they're the heroes]]. Derek subverts it on both counts when he decides [[TheAtoner to atone for his own racism]] by growing his hair again.
3rd Sep '16 11:25:00 PM Eagal
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* ParentWithNewParamour: Type 3. Oh so much. It doesn't help that he's Jewish, and dating the mother of a Neo-Nazi...

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* ParentWithNewParamour: Type 3. Oh so much. It doesn't help that he's Jewish, and dating the mother of a Neo-Nazi... %%* ParentWithNewParamour
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