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Tear Jerker / American History X

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  • The ending, so very much, where Danny is shot to death over a senseless spat with a black kid and his brother cradles his dead body.
  • The flashback, when Danny is remembering his father and wipes away tears as he finishes typing. This segues into a home video-style flashback where Derek and Danny are playing on the beach. This is even more dramatic in hindsight since the younger brother who seems to marvel at the world as a little kid dies in the end.
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  • The look on Murray's face when he says "Derek, this is your family" after Derek escalated a heated discussion into a physical fight.


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