• Release Date: Oct 30, 1998
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 309 Ratings

Summary: Derek Vinyard returns from prison to find his younger brother, Danny, caught in the same web of racism and hatred that landed him in prison. After Derek's father is killed in the line of duty by a minority, Derek's view of mankind is altered, but while in prison, he discovers that there is good and bad in every race. The task before him now is to convince Danny of his newfound enlightenment.
Runtime: 119 min
Rating: Rated R for graphic brutal violence including rape, pervasive language, strong sexuality and nudity.
Production: New Line Cinema
Genres: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Apr 16, 1999
Director Credit
Tony Kaye Director
Writer Credit
David McKenna Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Edward Furlong Danny Vinyard
Edward Norton Derek Vinyard
Cast Credit
Alex Sol Mitch McCormick
Antonio David Lyons Lawrence
Avery Brooks Dr. Bob Sweeney
Beverly D'Angelo Doris Vinyard
Elliott Gould Murray
Ethan Suplee Seth Ryan
Fairuza Balk Stacey
Guy Torry Lamont
Jason Bose Smith Little Henry
Jennifer Lien Davina Vinyard
Joseph Cortese Rasmussen
Stacy Keach Cameron Alexander
William Russ Dennis Vinyard
Producer Credit
Bill Carraro Executive Producer
Brian Witten Co-Executive Producer
David McKenna Co-Producer
John Morrissey Producer
Jon Hess Co-Producer
Kearie Peak Executive Producer
Lawrence Turman Executive Producer
Michael De Luca Co-Executive Producer
Steve Tisch Executive Producer
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