A history of violence

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New Line Home Entertainment,
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Widescreen format (1.85:1).
David Cronenberg directed this screen adaptation of a graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke which explores how an act of heroism unexpectedly changes a man's life. Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) lives a quiet life in a small Indiana town, running the local diner with his wife, Edie (Maria Bello), and raising their two children. But the quiet is shattered one day when a pair of criminals on the run from the police walk into his diner just before closing time. After they attack one of the customers and seem ready to kill several of the people inside, Tom jumps to the fore, grabbing a gun from one of the criminals and killing the invaders. Tom is immediately hailed as a hero by his employees and the community at large, but Tom seems less than comfortable with his new notoriety. One day, a man with severe facial scars, Carl Fogarty (Ed Harris), sits down at the counter and begins addressing Tom as Joey, and begins asking him questions about the old days in Philadelphia. While Tom seems puzzled, Carl's actions suggest that the quiet man pouring coffee at the diner may have a dark and violent past he isn't eager to share with others -- as well as some old scores that haven't been settled. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouped Work IDcac816e4-ad54-b536-5f37-68225e71afdc
Grouping Titlehistory of violence
Grouping Authornew line cinema
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2020-01-16 07:59:51AM
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auth_author2Bello, Maria, 1967-
Bender, Chris, 1971-
Cronenberg, David, 1943-
Harris, Ed, 1950-
Holmes, Ashton.
Hurt, William.
Locke, Vince.
MacNeill, Peter.
McHattie, Stephen.
Mortensen, Viggo, 1958-
Olson, Josh.
Shore, Howard.
Spink, J. C., 1973-
Suschitzky, Peter.
Wagner, John, 1949-
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Bender, Chris,1971-
Benderspink (Firm)
Cronenberg, David,1943-
Harris, Ed,1950-
Holmes, Ashton.
Hurt, William.
Locke, Vince.
MacNeill, Peter.
McHattie, Stephen.
Mortensen, Viggo,1958-
New Line Cinema Corporation.
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Olson, Josh.
Shore, Howard.
Spink, J. C.,1973-
Suschitzky, Peter.
Wagner, John,1949-History of violence.
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display_descriptionTom is a loving, well-respected family man from a small Indiana town. When two criminals show up at his diner, Tom is forced to take action and thwart the robbery attempt. Suddenly heralded as a local hero who took the courage to stand up to crime, people look up to Tom as a man of high moral regard. But all the media attention attracts the likes of the mob, who show up at Tom's doorstep. Is it a case of mistaken identity or does Tom have a history that no one knows about?
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subject_facetCrime -- Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Heroes -- Indiana -- Drama
Mistaken identity -- Indiana -- Drama
Restaurateurs -- Indiana -- Drama
Thriller -- Feature
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings
title_displayA history of violence
title_fullA history of violence [videorecording] / New Line Cinema presents ; a Benderspink production ; produced by Chris Bender, JC Spink ; screenplay by Josh Olson ; directed by David Cronenberg
title_shortA history of violence
Mistaken identity