The Young Americans (film)

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The Young Americans
Directed by Danny Cannon
Produced by Alison Owen
Paul Trijbits
Written by Danny Cannon
David Hilton
Starring See below
Music by David Arnold
Cinematography Vernon Layton
Edited by Alex Mackie
Distributed by Rank Film Distributors
Release date
  • 8 October 1993 (1993-10-08) (United Kingdom)
Running time
103 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Young Americans is a 1993 crime drama that marked the feature film debut of British director Danny Cannon and his friend David Arnold, best known for composing scores for five of the James Bond films.


Harvey Keitel plays an American cop who travels to London to apprehend a gangster (Viggo Mortensen) who has formed a new gang of sociopathic teenagers trying to imitate American culture.



The music was by David Arnold; Björk's song "Play Dead" and a remix of "Gave Up" by Nine Inch Nails[1] appear in the film.


  1. ^ Dunphy, Matt (2012-10-04). "HTDA digital single announced on Amazon". The NIN Hotline. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 

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