A History of Violence (2005) Poster


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Dragon (2011)


Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
The scene early in the film where one of the killers (who eventually are taken down by Tom Stall) points the gun at the little girl is very similar to the famous scene in Once Upon A Time In The West where Frank points his gun at the last remaining member of the McBain clan, also a child. And another thing that follows both those scenes is a loud noise, in Once Upon A Time In The West a train whistle blowing. And in A History of Violence, the scream of the daughter of the Stall's.
Dirty Harry (1971)
mentioned by Fogerty the first time he meets Stall
Larry King Live (1985) (TV Series)
In A History of Violence, Tom's son mentions the possibility of appearing on Larry King Live.
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Carl calls Tom. Joey Cusack John Cusack played a retiring hitman in Grosse Point Blank
L.A. Confidential (1997)
In the beginning of the movie Billy's shirt reads "Night Owl Cafe" -- a reference to the cafe and murders therein that were central to the plot of L.A. Confidential.

Referenced in 

Violence's History: United States Version vs. International Version (2006) (Video)
this short discusses production related information about A History of Violence
Too Commercial for Cannes (2006) (Short)
featured in the documentary
Dans Paris (2006)
poster seen
Las Vegas: History of Violins (2006) (TV Episode)
episode title
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Poster is shown.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
On Cinema: 'Need for Speed' and 'Walk of Shame' (2014) (TV Episode)
Tim references this movie as the last to be released on VHS
From Stereo to Video (2014) (Video)
poster shown
Parasite Memories: The Making of 'Shivers' (2014) (Video)
poster shown
Clever Girl: Make It Stop (2016) (TV Episode)
final shot of Denise, cutting to black, mirrors Cronenberg's final shot and cut of Viggo Mortensen.

Featured in 

HBO First Look: A History of Violence (2005) (TV Episode)
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) (TV Movie)
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Acts of Violence (2006) (Video)
this documentary is about the making of A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and therefore contains many excerpts and clips from this film.
The Unmaking of Scene 44 (2006) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews and behind-the-scenes
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Watchmen/Shuttle/12 (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown when Ellen discusses movie adaptations of graphic novels
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: From Paris with Love/Dear John/Frozen (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen's Secret Movie Confession.
Maltin on Movies: Favorite Comic Book & Graphic Novel Films (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: What's Wrong with the Last Airbender??? (2013) (TV Episode)
Footage of this movie is shown.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Spring (2016) (TV Episode)
Lorelai watches the movie.

Spoofed in 

Archer: Fugue and Riffs (2013) (TV Episode)
The attack at Bob's Burgers mimics the robbery at the diner in 'A History of Violence'

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