Directed By
Produced By
Chris Bender
J. C. Spink
Screenplay By
Josh Olson
Based on
A History of Violence
by John Wagner and Vince Locke
Edited By
Ronald Sanders
Peter Suschitzky
Music By
Howard Shore
Distributed By
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Release Date
May 16, 2005 (Cannes Film Festival)
September 23, 2005 (United States)
96 minutes
Rating R.gif
$32 million
$60.7 million

A History of Violence is a 2005 American crime thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson. It is an adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Vince Locke. The films stars Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes and Ed Harris.

Plot[edit | edit source]

When a pair of petty criminals attempt to rob his small-town diner, Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) quickly and easily kills them both. In the flush of news coverage of Tom's seemingly heroic actions, a threatening stranger named Carl Fogarty (Ed Harris) comes to town, fingering the unassuming family man as long-missing Philadelphia mobster Joey Cusack. To the horror of his wife, Edie (Maria Bello), and teenage son, Jack (Ashton Holmes), Tom finds he must confront his violent past.

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