“- Judy Danvers: You ever wonder what kids did for fun on a Saturday 100 years ago?
- Jack Stall: I don't know. I guess I always figured they got into their parents' wagon and went cruising up and down their main drag playing loud banjo music and acting like idiots. Eventually, we grow up, we get jobs, we have affairs, and we become alcoholics.”
“A History of Violence” quotes(2005)
Plot – Tom Stall lives happily with his wife, a lawyer, and his two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana. Their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a robbery in his restaurant. He manages to save his customers and kills the two criminals in self-defence. After that night, Tom's life changes as everyone considers him a hero and the media spotlight him. Tom feels uncomfortable with the unexpected fame and tries to come back to his normal life. When a mysterious man arrives in town, Tom has to face him too as the man threatens Stall because he thinks he has caused him many injustices in the past. Tom and his family have now to cope with an identity mistake.
All actors – Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes, Peter MacNeill, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk, Kyle Schmid, Sumela Kay, Gerry Quigley, Deborah Drakeford, Heidi Hayes, Aidan Devine, Bill MacDonald, Michelle McCree, Ian Matthews, R.D. Reid, Morgan Kelly, Martha Reilly, Jason Barbeck, Bruce Beaton, Neven Pajkic, Brendan Connor, Nick Antonacci, John Watson, Don Allison, Brittany Payer, Mitch Boughs, April Mullen, George King, Shawn Campbell, Steve Arbuckle, Connor Price, Evan Rose, Michael Stevensshow all
“A History of Violence” Quotes 8 quotes
“- Tom Stall: I don't smell very good. I've been driving pretty much non-stop 15 to 16 hours.
- Ruben: I'll hold my nose.”
“- Tom Stall: In this family, we do not solve our problems by hitting people!
- Jack Stall: No, in this family, we shoot them!”
“I can't see it working for me. I never got the urge, you know? A lot of great-looking women in the world. I never met one made me wanna give up all the others.”
“You see how cozy it can be when you decide to play nice?”
“You win. You've established your alpha male standing; you've established my unworthiness. But doing violence to me just seems pointless and cruel.”
“- Tom Stall: I remember the moment I knew you were in love with me. I saw it in your eyes. I can still see it.
- Edie Stall: Of course you can. I still love you.”
“You're living the American Dream. You really bought into it, didn't you? You've been this other guy, almost as long as you've been yourself.”