A History of Violence

A History of Violence

Viggo Mortensen
Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
, Maria Bello
Maria Bello
, Ashton Holmes
Ashton Holmes
David Cronenberg


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David Cronenberg directed this screen adaptation of a graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke which explores how an act of heroism unexpectedly changes a man's life. Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) lives a quiet life in a small Indiana town, running the local diner with his wife, Edie (Maria Bello), and raising their two children. But the quiet is shattered one day when a pair of criminals on the run from the police walk into his diner just before closing time. After they attack one of the customers and seem ready to kill several of the people inside, Tom jumps to the fore, grabbing a gun from one of the criminals and killing the invaders. Tom is immediately hailed as a hero by his employees and the community at large, but Tom seems less than comfortable with his new notoriety. One day, a man with severe facial scars, Carl Fogarty (Ed Harris), sits down at the counter and begins addressing Tom as Joey, and begins asking him questions about the old days in Philadelphia. While Tom seems puzzled, Carl's actions suggest that the quiet man pouring coffee at the diner may have a dark and violent past he isn't eager to share with others -- as well as some old scores that haven't been settled.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/14/2006
UPC: 0794043100956
Original Release: 2005
Rating: R
Source: New Line Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 22,079

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director David Cronenberg commentary; "Acts of Violence" documentary- a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes journey on the making of the film; Three riveting featurettes:; "Violence history:

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Viggo Mortensen Tom Stall
Maria Bello Edie Stall
Ashton Holmes Jack Stall
William Hurt Richie Cusack
Stephen McHattie Leland Jones
Peter MacNeill Sheriff Sam Carney
Ed Harris Carl Fogarty
Heidi Hayes Sarah Stall
Greg Bryk William "Billy" Orser

Technical Credits
David Cronenberg Director
Chris Bender Producer
Dierdre Bowen Casting
Josh Braun Executive Producer
Denise Cronenberg Costumes/Costume Designer
Walter Gasparovic Asst. Director
Glen Gauthier Sound/Sound Designer
Justis Greene Executive Producer
Wayne Griffin Sound Mixer
Roger E. Kass Executive Producer
James McAteer Art Director
Michael O'Farrell Sound Mixer
Josh Olson Screenwriter
Ronald Sanders Editor
Howard Shore Score Composer
Carol Spier Production Designer
J.C. Spink Producer
Peter Suschitzky Cinematographer
Jane Weiner Co-producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- History of Violence
1. Monsters [6:03]
2. Family Man [4:36]
3. Jack [1:25]
4. Teens [7:20]
5. A Stop at the Dinner [1:52]
6. An American Hero [3:44]
7. Bad Man [4:01]
8. "Get the Shotgun" [9:12]
9. "Ask Tom" [6:07]
10. Tought Guy [3:37]
11. Standoff [4:01]
12. The Truth [5:52]
13. Questions ans Answers [3:44]
14. Philadelphia [8:26]
15. Richie [4:56]
16. Home [12:06]
17. End Credits [4:29]

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