In the 1998 Tony Kaye film “American History X,” Derek, played by Edward Norton, lives at this house in Venice, California. After a racially motivated assault in front of the house, Derek is sent to prison.
LOCATION: 2206 Meade Pl, Venice, CA 90291
Derek and his friends play a basketball game at the Venice Beach Recreation Center in order to determine which race wins rights to play on the court.
LOCATION: 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
Derek and his skinhead crew vandalize the former Archie’s Ranch Market in North Hollywood, which has since closed and is now a gym. This angle seen in the film is from the rear parking lot. The same market appeared in the film “10 Items Or Less.”
LOCATION: 7500 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91605
Danny, played by Edward Furlong, attends school at the famous Venice High School, most well know for its use in the film “Grease.”
LOCATION: 13000 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Derek escapes a confrontation with his former supremacist friends and disposes of a gun in a dumpster at this intersection. This is located just one block up from the basketball court seen earlier in the film.
LOCATION: 18th Ave & Speedway, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Later in the film, Derek and his brother Danny visit Johnie’s Coffee Shop Restaurant in midtown Los Angeles. The restaurant closed many years ago, but still operates as a filming location. It has appeared in “Reservoir Dogs,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Miracle Mile,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds” and many more.
LOCATION: 6099 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048