A History of Violence

Synopsis: This is the story of a mild-mannered man, named Tom Stall, who becomes a local hero through an act of violence, he lives a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana. But one night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner. Sensing danger, he takes action and saves his customers and friends in the self-defense killings of two-sought-after criminals. Heralded as a hero, Tom's life is changed overnight, attracting a national media circus, which forces him into the spotlight. Uncomfortable with his newfound celebrity, Tom tries to return to the normalcy of his ordinary life only to be confronted by a mysterious and threatening man who arrives in town believing Tom is the man who wronged him in the past. As Tom and his family fight back against this case of mistaken identity and struggle to cope with their changed reality, they are forced to confront their relationships and the
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): David Cronenberg
Production: New Line Cinema
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 37 wins & 78 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min


Yeah, that's it.

He's got nothing.

He's got nothing.

Let's go, let's go.

One more. Come on, now.

Come on, Bobby.

Yeah. He's yours, he's yours.

- Oh!

- Whoo!

- Whoo!

- Easy, Jack. Come on, Jack.

Don't drop it, Jack!

- That's yours. Come on.

- Jinx, Jackie boy!

- Oh!

- Oh!

Game over!

Yellows win. Let's go, guys.

Taylor, Dietrich,

you're on equipment. Let's go.

Guys, come on. Let's go.

- Good try, Bobby.

- You was robbed, Bobby.

Everyone hit the showers.

- Awesome.

- Nice.

Good job.

Guess you think

you're hot shit, huh, Stall?

What? No, I don't.

Little hero here, huh?

Little superstar here.

Little hero saves the day

at the last minute, right?

Bobby, it's just a game, OK?

It's just stupid gym class.

Who you calling stupid?


No, I said gym class was stupid.

"No, I said gym class was..."

Listen to this little faggot.

Yeah. You're right.

I'm both little and a faggot.

You got me dead to rights.

Come on, chickenshit,

let's do this.

What would be the point?

I mean, you win.

You win, you win.

You've established

your alpha male standing.

You've established

my unworthiness.

But doing violence to me

just seems... ahem...

pointless and cruel,

don't you think?

Let's do this, you punk bitch.

Shouldn't that be little punk

ass chickenshit faggot bitch?

Chickenshit faggot bitch.



Bobby is a chickenshit.

Hey, good looking.

Where are we going?

Well, Jack's studying

over at Judy Danvers'...

and Martha's

taking care of Sarah.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

So, where are we going?

We never got to be teenagers



I'm going to fix that.

What's going on in there?

Keep your shirt on. I'm coming.

Holy cow.


Do you need some help with that,

big boy?

Uh... maybe.

Oh, my God.

What have you done with my wife?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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