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A History of Violence [videorecording]

New Line Productions, Inc. ; Bender-Spink, Inc. ; produced by Chris Bender, David Cronenberg, J.C. Spink ; screenplay by Josh Olson ; directed by David Cronenberg
Video; DVD
Tom 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?
David Cronenberg
Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes, Peter MacNeill, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk.
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95 min.
English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
MPAA rating: R; for strong brutal violence, graphic sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use
  • Title from container.
  • Based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke.
  • Videodisc release of a 2005 motion picture production.
Director of photography, Peter Suschitzky ; art director, James McAteer ; editor, Ronald Sanders ; music, Howard Shore ; costume designer, Denise Cronenberg ; production designer, Carol Spier.
Burbank, CA : New Line Home Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2006]
Publisher no.
N10095 New Line Home Entertainment
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1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
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