R | | Drama
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Edward Norton was said to have re-edited the film to lengthen his screen time. Director Tony Kaye then attempted to get his own name removed from the credits but violated a Directors' Guild of America rule that states that directors that use pseudonyms (such as "Alan Smithee") must not talk about why they had their name removed - which Tony Kaye had done in ads in Variety. According to Entertainment Weekly, he then wanted his credit to read "Humpty Dumpty". Eventually, Kaye sued the DGA and New Line Cinema for $200 million ($275 according to the book Cinematic Century) stating that the DGA rule violated his first amendment rights.
While Sweeney is at the prison infirmary, he is playing with his beard in the close-ups, but not in the wider shots.
The version released with the certificate 'UA' (Certificate #VFL/VV/2/19/2009-MUM) in the city of Mumbai, India, had the violence cut by 50%.
$1,340,166 (USA) (22 November 1998)