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A History of Violence full movie is released on Sep 30, 2005. Watch A History of Violence online - the English Action movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $61,385,065. A History of Violence is directed by David Cronenberg and created by John Wagner with Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello. A History of Violence is available online on Apple iTunes and Amazon Video.

Leading a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana, mild-mannered Tom Stall cherishes his simple, uneventful existence. However, their idyllic lifestyle is shattered when, one night, Tom saves his customers and friends in self-defence, foiling a vicious attempted robbery in his diner by two violent wanted criminals. Now, heralded as a local hero, Tom's life is changed overnight, attracting unwanted attention, and a national media feeding frenzy. Uncomfortable with his newfound celebrity, Tom tries to return to normalcy, only to find himself confronted by a mysterious man who arrives in town believing Tom is the man who wronged him in the past. More and more, as Tom and his family struggle to cope with their new reality and this case of mistaken identity, they have no other choice but to fight back and protect all that they hold dear. But, is there more to Tom than meets the eye? Does he have, indeed, a history of violence?

As know as:

Erőszakos múlt, History of Violence, To telos tis vias, Istorija nasilja, Το τέλος της βίας

Release Date:

Sep 30, 2005

Release Date (Streaming):

Mar 14, 2006


United States, Canada



Stream Service:

New Line Cinema

Production Companies:

New Line Cinema, BenderSpink, Media I! Filmproduktion München & Company

Official Site:

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Everyone has something to hide., A film by David Cronenberg, Tom Stall had the perfect life... until he became a hero.


Christy Lemire
Associated Press
The less you know about this movie before seeing it -- and you really should see it -- the better.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 15, 2013
David Denby
New Yorker
Cronenberg's direction, mirroring the split in Tom, is alternately measured and frighteningly explosive, and, as always, he gives the movie a nasty underlay of sexual perversity.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 15, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
This peculiarly predictable picture has been calculated, or miscalculated, to set up certain expectations, fulfill them, and then do the same thing again, thereby giving us a chance to see what's coming and, at least in theory, be shocked.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 15, 2013

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