American History X script
Synopsis: Living a life marked by violence and racism, neo-Nazi Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) finally goes to prison after killing two black youths who tried to steal his car. Upon his release, Derek vows to change his ways; he hopes to prevent his younger brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), who idolizes Derek, from following in his footsteps. As he struggles with his own deeply ingrained prejudices and watches their mother grow sicker, Derek wonders if his family can overcome a lifetime of hate.

He looks at his girlfriend and walks off.

INT. HALLWAY - SAME

TIGHT ON DEREK. He walks down the hall. The intensity

on his face is alarming. He stops at the front door and

grabs the doorknob. Before he turns the knob, he peeks

through the eye hole on the door.

EXT. HOUSE - DEREK'S EYE POV

THE BLACK GUARD carelessly turns toward the driveway to

see what's taking his partner so long with the wires.

INT. HOUSE - DEREK AT THE DOOR

The guard has his back to him. Derek goes.

EXT. HOUSE - THE DUEL

Derek throws open the door and the black man standing

guard wheels and fires a shot into the front door. Derek

buries two bullets in his chest.

DEREK:

Fuck you!

The force propels the man six feet backwards.

INT./EXT. BRONCO - THE OTHER MAN

Stunned by the gunfire, he charges back to the getaway

Tranny. Derek buries a bullet into his shoulder. The

car splits and Derek fires a shot through the side

window. He then walks towards the car and fires shot

after shot at it until it disappears.

INT. VINYARD HOUSEHOLD - DARKNESS

Davina and Doris Vinyard yell in the background like they

were in Vietnam. They meet in the hallway, still not

able to place the direction of the gunfire.

DAVINA:

MOM!!!!

DORIS:

STAY DOWN, HONEY! DANNY?!

They stay down on the carpet together.

EXT. BEDROOM - DANNY'S POV

From the rain-soaked window he watches Derek face his

wounded prey - crawling on the ground. Sirens sound from

a distance.

STACEY (O.S.)

Get down, Danny! Jesus!

TIGHT ON DANNY. His gaze is locked on his brother from

his bedroom window. Derek cocks his piece, points it and

walks toward the man.

TIGHT ON DEREK'S FACE. Eyes blistering.

FADE TO BLACK:

THREE YEARS LATER

EXT. POLICE STATION - EARLY MORNING

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David McKenna

David McKenna (born August 14, 1968) is an American screenwriter and producer. He worked as executive producer of E-Ring. He used the screen name Zachary Long for Bully. more…

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