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A History of Violence (2005)

Tom Stall had the perfect life until he became a hero.
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Rating: R
imdb: 7.6
Runtime: 96
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Theater gross
$31.5 mil
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller, Crime
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A small town family man, Tom Stall, and his family live a quiet, happy existence in Indiana. Tom is working in the local diner one morning when two men enter the diner and attempt a robbery. Defying his apparent quiet, passive demeanor, he reacts without hesitation, successfully defending the diner and another employee and killing the two men in self defense. The incident attracts national media attention, and suddenly Tom is lauded as a hero and is thrust into a media storm. This attracts a mysterious man to the town, believing Tom to be someone with a different name and a violent, mysterious history who has committed wrongs in the past. The ensuing struggle with identity and defining family relationships leads to an unexpected conclusion.
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UPC: 883929037926
Release Date February 10, 2009

UPC: 794043100956
Release Date March 14, 2006

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