A History of Violence Poster

Release Date: September 30th, 2005

DVD Release Date: March 14th, 2006

R|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
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, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes, Stephen McHattie, Peter MacNeill, Ed Harris, Heidi Hayes

Director: David Cronenberg

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Production Co: Benderspink

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: 2000s, Husband, Wife, Murder, Daughter, Small town, Brother, Son, Family, Transformation, Revenge

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role