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Adapted by Josh Olson from a graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke, A History of Violence is more linear and mainstream than most of the films Cronenberg writes (he was hired to direct the movie by New Line Cinema). It is, on one level, essentially a Western, albeit a profoundly subversive one.
The story centers on Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen), a small-town café owner with a wife (Maria Bello) and teenage son (Ashton Holmes). Tom becomes a celebrity after squaring off with two thugs who attempt to rob his diner. The ensuing media attention brings a visit from a menacing man in black (Ed Harris), who insists on referring to Tom as Joey and claims they have unfinished business to resolve.