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A History of Violence

Rating:R (for strong brutal violence, graphic sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use)
Genre:Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:September 23, 2005
Running time:95 minutes
Cast:Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes
Director:David Cronenberg
Producer:JC Spink, Chris Bender
Writer:Josh Olson
Distributor:New Line Cinema

Description: Tom Stall is living a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife 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 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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