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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
Cinematography
Peter Suschitzky
Music By
Howard Shore
Studio
BenderSpink
Distributed By
Country
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Language
English
Release Date
May 16, 2005 (Cannes Film Festival)
September 23, 2005 (United States)
Runtime
96 minutes
Rating
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Budget
$32 million
Gross
$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

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.

Cast

  • Viggo Mortensen as Thomas "Tom" Stall / Jospeh "Joey" Cusack
  • Maria Bello as Edie Stall
  • Ed Harris as Carl Fogarty
  • William Hurt as Richie Cusack
  • Ashton Holmes as Jack Stall
  • Peter MacNeill as Sheriff Sam Carney
  • Stephen McHattie as Leland Jones
  • Greg Bryk as Billy Orser
  • Kyle Schmid as Bobby
  • Sumela Kay as Judy Danvers
  • Gerry Quigley as Mick
  • Deborah Drakeford as Charlotte
  • Heidi Hayes as Sarah Stall
  • Aidan Devine as Charles "Charlie" Roarke
  • Bill McDonald as Frank Mulligan
  • Michelle McCree as Jenny Wyeth
  • Ian Matthews as Ruben
  • R. D. Reid as Pat
  • Morgan Kelly as Bobby's Buddy

Video

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