A History of Violence Tom had the perfect life, until he became a hero.

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2005 | R | Crime Drama | 1hr, 35m

Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) is living a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife (Maria Bello) and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana, but one night their idyllic existence is... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, September 30, 2005

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

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DIRECTOR

David Cronenberg

Screenwriter

Josh Olson

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Rating MPAA

R for strong brutal violence, graphic sexuality, nudity, language, and some drug use

Storyline

Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) is living a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife (Maria Bello) and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana, but one night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner.

Sensing danger, he takes action and saves his customers and friends in the self-defense killings of two-sought-after criminals.

Heralded as a hero, Tom's life is changed overnight, attracting a national media circus, which forces him into the spotlight.

Uncomfortable with his newfound celebrity, Tom tries to return to the normalcy of his ordinary life only to be confronted by a mysterious and threatening man (Ed Harris) who arrives in town believing Tom is the man who's wronged him in the past.

As Tom and his family fight back against this case of mistaken identity and struggle to cope with their changed reality, they are forced to confront their relationships and the divisive issues which surface as a result.

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