A History of Violence

Continuity mistake: Just after Tom has finished making love to his wife on the stairs we see him lying there with his left arm across his groin area. When the shot changes, his arm has moved up crossing his chest.



Continuity mistake: When the mobsters have Tom's son, he drops the shotgun in the grass and walks forward. When the wife is looking from the window, the shotgun is missing.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene with Edie and the shotgun, there is a shot of Jack eating cereal. He pauses in amazement, with the spoon halfway to his mouth, then it cuts away and when it cuts back to him, he is still frozen in shock, but there is a bigger mound of cereal on the spoon.

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Trivia: This was the last major Hollywood movie to be released on VHS.

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Trivia: William Hurt was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role of Richie Cusack, even though he had only eight minutes of screen time.

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Trivia: Maria Bello plays Ashton Holmes' mother in the movie, even though in real life she's only 11 years older than him.

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