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A History of Violence (1997) OGN SC

Contribution History:
Date User Field Old Value New Value
2011-08-24 03:33:29 spid Synopsis The story concerns a small town Michigan cafe owner, Tom McKenna, who becomes a local hero after defending his store from an attempted robbery. When his story receives national attention, several members of the New York City Mafia arrive in town, believing him to be someone named Joey, who crossed them 20 years earlier. Tom protests his innocence to everyone, but eventually his fašade is dropped and he is forced to reveal his history of violence to his wife and son and eventually the police. Namely, he and his friend performed a spectacular assassination and robbery of mobsters in their youth in retaliation for the murder of a relative. Unfortunately, Tom's friend foolishly decided to flaunt his booty, which allowed the mob to identify him as one of the assailants and abduct him for revenge. Meanwhile, Tom barely escaped the same fate and fled the city with the intent of starting over with a new identity. Fortunately for McKenna and his family, their lawyer arrives and learns that the detectives failed to mirandize the family man, which makes the whole confession inadmissible in court. However, as the McKenna family is transported to the father's original city to deal with related legal matters, the mobsters learn of McKenna's detention and plan their revenge with a horrific surprise.
2011-08-23 16:40:09 mikebo Removed Creator Vince Locke
2011-08-23 16:40:09 mikebo Added Creator (Unknown Creator)
2011-08-23 16:34:19 mikebo Name New Edition A History of Violence
2011-08-23 16:34:19 mikebo Cover Date (Month) 18 8
2011-08-23 16:34:19 mikebo Cover Date (Year) 1997 2005
2008-11-07 14:09:52 Sosiego Synopsis The story concerns a small town Michigan cafe owner, Tom McKenna, who becomes a local hero after defending his store from an attempted robbery. When his story receives national attention, several members of the New York City Mafia arrive in town, believing him to be someone named Joey, who crossed them 20 years earlier. Tom protests his innocence to everyone, but eventually his fašade is dropped and he is forced to reveal his history of violence to his wife and son and eventually the police. Namely, he and his friend performed a spectacular assassination and robbery of mobsters in their youth in retaliation for the murder of a relative. Unfortunately, Tom's friend foolishly decided to flaunt his booty, which allowed the mob to identify him as one of the assailants and abduct him for revenge. Meanwhile, Tom barely escaped the same fate and fled the city with the intent of starting over with a new identity. Fortunately for McKenna and his family, their lawyer arrives and learns that the detectives failed to mirandize the family man, which makes the whole confession inadmissible in court. However, as the McKenna family is transported to the father's original city to deal with related legal matters, the mobsters learn of McKenna's detention and plan their revenge with a horrific surprise.
2008-11-07 14:08:49 Sosiego Cover Date (Year) 2005 1997
2008-11-07 14:08:49 Sosiego Notes Originally published in 1997 by Paradox Press and later by Vertigo, both imprints of DC Comics. It is also the source for the film of the same name directed by David Cronenberg, the first cinematic adaption of a work by John Wagner since 1995's Judge Dredd.
2008-07-11 03:09:33 mikebo Added Creator (Story is monochromatic)
2007-12-25 23:08:37 malpractice Added Creator Jim Higgins
2007-12-25 23:08:37 malpractice Pagecount 296
2006-10-30 02:59:26 makyousei Added Creator Bob Lappan
2006-10-30 02:59:26 makyousei Added Creator Andrew Helfer
2006-10-30 02:59:26 makyousei Added Creator Vince Locke
2005-12-11 16:28:48 IndieRockLance Imprint Paradox Press Vertigo
2005-12-11 16:28:10 IndieRockLance Added Cover Added cover (thumbnail)
2005-12-11 16:28:10 IndieRockLance Added Cover Added cover (large)

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