Top 7 American History X Movie Facts

Following is our collection of American History X facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of American History X film message.

During the arrest scene, the officer covers Norton's character's swastika tattoo while apprehending him, symbolically foreshadowing an end to his racism through a path to redemption

At the start Principal Sweeney tells Danny Vinyard (Furlong) that "if the report is not on his desk the next morning - "He is a ghost at the High School". The report makes it to school, but not his desk and Danny essentially becomes a ghost.

American History X Hidden Details

1 - . When Derk's skinhead friend was at his house eating candies, he started with the black one.
. When Derk's skinhead friend was at his house eating candies, he started with the black one.
1 - . After his black cellmate mocked KKK, angry Derek took a couple of seconds to put the sheets on the shelf, he was laughing.
. After his black cellmate mocked KKK, angry Derek took a couple of seconds to put the sheets on the shelf, he was laughing.
1 - . derek lying on the floor after he got raped and beaten. The camera focuses for less than a second on his "White power" tattoo. it didn't help him.
. derek lying on the floor after he got raped and beaten. The camera focuses for less than a second on his "White power" tattoo. it didn't help him.
1 - Dr Sweeny foreshadows Danny's later fate in the film during the scene in his office
Dr Sweeny foreshadows Danny's later fate in the film during the scene in his office
American History X poster
American History X poster

American History X Plot

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of American History X. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Drama
Director Tony Kaye
Stars Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien
IMDB score 8.5