A History of Violence (2005)

7.83 / Rated by 3 people

96 min.
Plot  Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) is a restaurant owner in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana. One night two men (Stephen McHattie and Greg Bryk) attempt to rob the restaurant. When a waitress is threatened, Tom deftly kills both robbers, and his actions make him a local celebrity.

He is visited by scarred gangster Carl Fogarty (Ed Harris), who alleges that Tom is actually a gangster named Joey Cusack who had dealings with him in the Irish Mob in Philadelphia some years ago. Tom vehemently denies this, claiming he has never been to Philadelphia, as well as never meeting this man before, but Fogarty remains persistent and begins to stalk the Stall family. Under pressure from Fogarty and his newfound fame, Tom's relationships with his wife Edie (Maria Bello), teenage son Jack (Ashton Holmes), and young daughter Sarah (Heidi Hayes) become strained.

Following an argument with his father over the use of violence after brutally assaulting a bully at school, Jack runs off. He ...



Viggo Mortensen
Tom Stall / Joey Cusack
Maria Bello
Edie Stall
Ed Harris
Carl Fogarty
William Hurt
Richie Cusack
Ashton Holmes
Jack Stall
Peter MacNeill
Sheriff Sam Carney
Stephen McHattie
Leland Jones
Greg Bryk
Billy Orser
Kyle Schmid
Aidan Devine
Charles "Charlie" Roarke


All Titles

A History of Violence
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




McBilek rated A History of Violence (2005) with 7.5 stars / 11.05.2016

Bultan rated A History of Violence (2005) with 8.0 stars / 07.07.2014

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