American History X
A California neo-Nazi gets sent to prison for murder and comes out a changed man. But can he atone for his sins and prevent his younger brother from following in his hate-filled footsteps?
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- Tony Kaye
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1999 Academy Award®
- Best Actor nominee: Edward Norton
RGraphic brutal violence including rape, pervasive language, strong sexuality and nudity
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; deleted scenes; cast and crew information.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby True HD, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; deleted scenes.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this flawed but live-wire drama of two brothers caught up in a violence-ridden SoCal skinhead lifestyle raises some important points, but the mixture of very R-rated realism (strong language, hideous violence, and frank sex) makes this a very guarded choice for anyone but older teens and up.
- Sexual Content
- A prison rape and a lusty skinhead girlfriend.
- Numerous fights and particularly brutal murders.
- Very Strong language.
- Social Behavior
- One character, seemingly an unredeemable racist and criminal, completely cleans up his act. Others are either virtuous (but ineffective), or entirely evil.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drinking and drug-dealing.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it