A History of Violence

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  96 min.
Release Date: September 23, 2005 (limited)
DVD: March 14, 2006

Current rating: Rating: 3.83
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Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes, Heidi Hayes, Stephen McHattie, Greg Byrk, Peter MacNeill


Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) is a pillar of a small town community who runs a diner and lives a happy and quiet life with his wife (Maria Bello) and two children. But their lives are forever changed when Stall thwarts an attempted robbery and is lauded as a hero by the media, attracting the attention of some mobsters (William Hurt, Ed Harris) who believe he is someone else.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Director David Cronenberg and some cast members are Canadian; filmed in Toronto, Tottenham and Millbrook, Ontario.

Director: David Cronenberg
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): David Cronenberg, Chris Bender, J.C. Spink
Screenplay: Josh Olsen
Official Site: www.historyofviolence.com

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  • 5 stars "I loved this movie. It was very entertaining and quite well done. I cant believe some people didn't get it. Top rate flick and great acting"