A History of Violence

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In theatres:
  • September 23, 2005
On DVD: March 14, 2006
Running time: 1h 36m
Genre: Drama, Thriller

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): Chris Bender, David Cronenberg, J.C. Spink
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes, Heidi Hayes, Stephen McHattie, Greg Byrk, Peter MacNeill, Steve Arbuckle, Sumela Kay, Evan Rose
Writer(s): Josh Olsen
Official Site: www.historyofviolence.com

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