A History of Violence


Release Dates: SEPTEMBER 30, 2005

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Taglines: Tom Stall had the perfect life… until he became a hero.

Production Company: Bender-Spink


A History of Violence examines how far a man is willing to go in his quest for redemption and to protect his family. Viggo Mortensen stars as Tom McKenna, a man who leads a quiet, charmed life with his loving wife and family in a small town. But when an unexpected incident turns bloody and brings unwanted attention to him, Tom is forced to return to his secret past in order to rescue his family from peril. The film also features Ed Harris and Maria Bello.

Crew: David Cronenberg (director and producer);
John Wagner and Vince Locke (graphic novel); Josh Olson (screenplay); Kent Alterman, Cale Boyter, Josh Braun, Justis Greene and Roger Kass (executive producers); Chris Bender and J.C. Spink (producers)

Cast: Viggo Mortensen as Tom McKenna, Maria Bello as Edie Stall, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes as Jack Stall, Steve Arbuckle as Jared, Jason Barbeck as Thug 1, Greg Bryk as Billy Orser, Sumela Kay as Judy, Morgan Kelly as Bob’s buddy, April Mullen as Lisa, Connor Price as Kid, Evan Rose as Hulk Boy and Kyle Schmid as Bobby Jordan

Studio: New Line Cinema

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Film Fetish trivia:
A History of Violence is based on a graphic novel created by John Wagner and Vince Locke.

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