It is an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same title by John Wagner and Vince Locke. The film stars Viggo Mortensen as the owner of a small-town diner who is thrust into the spotlight after confronting two robbers in self-defense , thus changing his life forever. The film was in the main competition for the Palme d'Or. The film was put into limited release in the United States on September 23, , and wide release on September 30, Tom Stall is a diner owner who lives in the small fictional town of Millbrook, Indiana , with a loving wife Edie, teenage son Jack, and daughter Sarah.
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A History of Violence….sort of
The film A History of Violence , which arrived in theaters in September of — 15 years ago this week — was a significant motion picture for quite a few reasons. Overall, A History of Violence is the rare movie to take violence, and its consequences, seriously, while not being in any way smug or lecturing about it. The film centers on the Stall family, who live in a small town in Indiana. One night, robbers attack the diner, and Tom subdues and kills them both, giving him some media attention as a hero who saved lives. Soon after, Tom gets a visit from a gangster Ed Harris , who claims that Tom is in fact a long-missing former hitman from Philly, whose heroism has caused him to resurface and draw the attention of his past enemies.
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