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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.

The Young Americans
The Young Americans (film).jpg
Directed byDanny Cannon
Produced byAlison Owen
Paul Trijbits
Written byDanny Cannon
David Hilton
StarringSee below
Music byDavid Arnold
CinematographyVernon Layton
Edited byAlex Mackie
Distributed byRank Film Distributors
Release date
  • 8 October 1993 (1993-10-08) (United Kingdom)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


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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