Release date:September 23, 2005
(10 markets; wide release: September 30)
Studio:New Line Cinema
MPAA Rating:R (for strong brutal violence, graphic sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use)
Starring:Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes, Sumela Kay
A thriller from director David Cronenberg, "A History of Violence" stars Viggo Mortensen as a pillar of a small town community who runs a diner and lives a happy and quiet life with his wife (Maria Bello) and two children. But their lives are forever changed when Mortensen thwarts an attempted robbery and is lauded as a hero by the media, attracting the attention of some mobsters (William Hurt and Ed Harris) who believe he is someone else.