In marshal Virgil Cole and deputy Everett Hitch’s line of work, you shoot quick, you shoot clean and you reload straightaway. No feelings. Feelings get you killed. Paired as rivals in A History of Violence, Ed Harris (who also directs, produces and co-scripts) and Viggo Mortensen stand together as friends and for-hire peacekeepers Cole and Hitch in a character-driven, bullet-hard western based on Robert B. Parker’s novel. As the woman who arrives in town with only a dollar and a keen sense of survival, Renée Zellweger adds feelings – those things that can get you killed – to a quest to bring murderer Randall Bragg (Jeremy Irons) to justice. Blood will spill in the town called Appaloosa.
Starring Ed Harris, Vigo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger
Director Ed Harris