An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.

  1. Josh Olson


  2. David Cronenberg


Top Billed Cast

  1. Viggo Mortensen

    Viggo Mortensen

    Tom Stall

  2. Maria Bello

    Maria Bello

    Edie Stall

  3. Heidi Hayes

    Heidi Hayes

    Sarah Stall

  4. Ashton Holmes

    Ashton Holmes

    Jack Stall

  5. William Hurt

    William Hurt

    Richie Cusack

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A History of Violence
A History of Violence



Status Released

Release Information

  • September 23, 2005


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget $32,000,000.00

Revenue $60,740,827.00

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