A History of Violence
New Line Platinum Series
Country of Origin: United States, Germany
Production year: 2005
Director: David Cronenberg
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 794043-100956
Running time: 1:36 (96 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 14, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#2247)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 10, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
In this thrill-packed actioner, small-town diner owner, Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) finds himself a local hero after he successfully takes down two thugs during an attempted robbery. But his sudden celebrity draws unwanted attention from the outside world, including mobsters Carl Fogarty (Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris, A Beautiful Mind)* and Richie Cusack (Academy Award® winner William Hurt, Kiss of the Spider Woman),** who insist that Tom is intricately tied to their past. Fogarty begins stalking Tom's wife (Maria Bello, The Cooler) and children, resulting in a bloody standoff in which Tom must protect his family from what is either a case of mistaken identity or a violent past that's finally caught up with him.

*Best Supporting Actor, The Hours (2002)
**Best Actor, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
DVD Covers
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Misc.
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Genres
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • New Line Cinema
 • Benderspink
 • Media I! Filmproduktion
Media Companies:
 • New Line Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Closed Captioned
Easter Eggs
Go to the Special Features menu. Highlight the "Scene 44 (Deleted Scene)" entry and click the right or left button on your remote control to reveal a red bullet hole next to the Special Features menu title at the bottom. Click enter.
Crew
Direction
David Cronenberg....Director
Writing
John Wagner....Original Material By
Vince Locke....Original Material By
Josh Olson....Screenwriter
Production
Roger E. Kass....Executive Producer
Josh Braun....Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich....Executive Producer
Justis Greene....Executive Producer
Kent Alterman....Executive Producer
Cale Boyter....Executive Producer
Chris Bender....Producer
JC Spink....Producer
Cinematography
Peter Suschitzky....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Ronald Sanders....Film Editor
Music
Howard Shore....Composer
Sound
Glen Gauthier....Production Sound Mixer
Wayne Griffin....Supervising Sound Editor
Michael O'Farrell....Supervising Sound Editor
Orest Sushko....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Christian Cooke....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Mark Zsifkovits....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Denise Cronenberg....Costume Designer
Carol Spier....Production Designer
James McAteer....Art Director
Stéphan Dupuis....Make-up Artist
Christopher Pizzarelli....Make-up Artist
Neil Trifunovich....Visual Effects
Visual Effects by Mr. X
Aaron Weintraub....Visual Effects
Dennis Berardi....Visual Effects
Cast
Viggo Mortensen....Tom Stall/Joey Cusack
Maria Bello....Edie Stall
Ed Harris....Carl Fogarty
William Hurt....Richie Cusack
Ashton Holmes....Jack Stall
Peter MacNeill....Sheriff Sam Carney
Stephen McHattie....Leland
Greg Bryk....Billy
Kyle Schmid....Bobby
Sumela Kay....Judy Danvers
Gerry Quigley....Mick
Deborah Drakeford....Charlotte
Heidi Hayes....Sarah Stall
Aidan Devine....Charlie Roarke
Bill MacDonald....Frank Mulligan
Michelle McCree....Jenny Wyeth
Ian Matthews....Ruben
R.D. Reid....Pat
Morgan Kelly....Bobby's Buddy
Martha Reilly....Shoe Saleswoman
Richie's Thugs
Jason Barbeck
Bruce Beaton
Neven Pajkic
Local TV Reporters
Brendan Connor
Nick Antonacci
John Watson....Baseball Coach
Don Allison....TV Broadcaster
Brittany Payer....Motel Girl
Kids in Diner
Mitch Boughs
April Mullen
George King....Hospital Well-Wisher
Shawn Campbell....Orderly