'A History of Violence'
"A History of Violence"
Director: David Cronenberg
Producers: Kent Alterman, David Cronenberg, Cale Boyter
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes
Studio: New Line Cinema
Synopsis: Diner owner Mortensen lives a happy and fulfilled life in a small Midwestern town with his wife (Bello) and two children. But their lives are forever changed when Mortensen foils a robbery and is heralded as a hero by the media, attracting the attention of mobsters who believe he is someone else.
Story source: Based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke.
Factoid: Mortensen is the ex-husband of Exene Cervenka, the singer of the punk band X.
Release date: Sept. 30, 2005
Running time: 90 minutes
MPAA rating: R