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A history of violence / New Line Cinema presents ; a Benderspink production ; in association with Media I! Filmproduktion München GmbH & Co. KG ; a film by David Cronenberg ; produced by Chris Bender, JC Spink ; screenplay by Josh Olson ; directed by David Cronenberg.

Bender, Chris, 1971- (Added Author). Spink, J. C., 1973- (Added Author). Olson, Josh. (Added Author). Cronenberg, David, 1943- (Added Author). Mortensen, Viggo, 1958- (Added Author). Bello, Maria, 1967- (Added Author). Hurt, William. (Added Author). Holmes, Ashton. (Added Author). McHattie, Stephen. (Added Author). MacNeill, Peter. (Added Author). Harris, Ed, 1950- (Added Author). Suschitzky, Peter. (Added Author). Shore, Howard. (Added Author). Locke, Vince. (Added Author). Wagner, John, 1949- History of violence. (Added Author). New Line Cinema Corporation. (Added Author). Benderspink (Firm) (Added Author). New Line Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes, Stephen McHattie, Peter MacNeill, Ed Harris. (Cast).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0780654099
  • ISBN: 9780780654099
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen format (1.85:1).
  • Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : New Line Home Entertainment, ©2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the graphic novel: A history of violence / written by John Wagner & illustrated by Vince Locke.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Formatted Contents Note:
Special features (89 min.) : Optional audio feature commentary by director David Cronenberg ; Acts of violence (66 min. ; making-of featurette); Scene 44 (Deleted scene, with optional commentary by David Cronenberg, ca. 3 min.) ; Unmaking of Scene 44 (ca. 7 min.) ; Violence's history : United States version vs. International version [featurette] (ca. 1 min.); Too commercial for Cannes [featurette] (ca. 9 min.); theatrical trailer (3 min.); DVD-ROM features include the feature film with 'enhanced script-to-screen', allowing viewer to watch the film while viewing the actual script.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Peter Suschitzky ; edited by Ronald Sanders ; music by Howard Shore.
Participant or Performer Note:
Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes, Stephen McHattie, Peter MacNeill, Ed Harris.
Summary, etc.:
Tom is a loving, well-respected family man from a small Indiana town. When two criminals show up at his diner, Tom is forced to take action and thwart the robbery attempt. Suddenly heralded as a local hero who took the courage to stand up to crime, people look up to Tom as a man of high moral regard. But all the media attention attracts the likes of the mob, who show up at Tom's doorstep. Is it a case of mistaken identity or does Tom have a history that no one knows about?
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for strong brutal violence, graphic sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use.
System Details Note:
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; 5.1 Dolby digital or stereo. surround sound ; enhanced for widescreen TVs ; DVD-ROM special features require PC running Windows 98SE or higher, Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, Macromedia Flash 6.0 and an internet connection, a DVD-ROM drive, and software or hardware DVD player ; includes InterActual player software. Not available for Apple Macintosh.
Language Note:
In English; optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Wagner, John, 1949-
Locke, Vince.
Restaurateurs > Indiana > Drama.
Heroes > Indiana > Drama.
Mistaken identity > Indiana > Drama.
Graphic novels > Film adaptations.
Comic books, strips, etc > Film adaptations.
Violent crimes > Drama.
Criminals > Drama.
Identidad > Indiana > Teatro.
Héroes > Indiana > Teatro.
Wagner, John, 1949-
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Mistaken identity.
Violent crimes.
Crime > Drama.
Genre: Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Feature films > United States.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Suspense films.
Feature films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Films for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Thriller > Feature.
Crime > Feature.