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Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two African-American men. 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 throughou

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 1998-07-01

Runtime 119 minutes

Budget $20m

Revenue $24m


TMDB 8.4


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CupcakeTron shared a tip "Great movie. Must watch!"

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SagesRain shared a tip "Incredibly brutal. A must watch for those struggling, or dealing with people who have who have extremist views."

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amelia_kaiser shared a tip "Very brutal and raw. I think everyone needs to watch this movie"

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jonathan_kent_6341 shared a tip "Very intense movie, but I consider it required viewing, really shows you how racism affects the community!"

awesome_user_425944 shared a tip "Great story that shows how this person evolved into what he was and what he ended up as. Best Edward Norton film!"

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rose_bonanno shared a tip "Had me screaming, and crying by the end. Amazing movie, so well done."

j_will_720 shared a tip "A must Watch and discuss movie"

laura_sprague_2543 shared a tip "Too much hate violence"

jennifer_johnston_7706 shared a tip "Edward Norton is so good in this movie!!"

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mlhawkins shared a tip "Not for everyone. Very good movie about extreme racism but the main character turns a corner to realize it’s not right."

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michelle_5136 shared a tip "Such a great movie. I could watch this one over and over. Truly gives a glimpse into different worlds."

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jlyn_wilson_2247 shared a tip "Timeless Topics; A-List Acting #explicit #violence #racism"

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lyndon_bray shared a tip "😀"

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brandi_sumner shared a tip "It's definitely an......... intense movie"

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isaiah_1689 shared a tip "I kinder view into racism and how it effects us all."

beth_kennedy_5381 shared a tip "One of the best movies I never want to see again."

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amy_oneal_7715 shared a tip "*Incredibly* difficult to watch, but Edward Norton is outstanding"

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willow_brooks shared a tip "Great film with a concept to last for ages"

barbaraz shared a tip "Watched it in Sociology class. So disturbing yet amazing."

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hanks_web_zone shared a tip "Hatred and bigotry is a straight shot to a life of regret that is destined to fail"

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david_ollington shared a tip "Men behind bars"

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