R | | Drama, Thriller
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.
The mobsters were originally supposed to be Italian, but after the casting of Ed Harris and William Hurt, David Cronenberg decided to change the mob to Irish, giving Viggo's character the Irish surname Cusack. He felt that Mortensen, Harris, and Hurt wouldn't make convincing Italians.
So we keep headin' east?
Leland Jones: Yeah, that's the idea.
William Orser: Stay out of the big cities?
Leland Jones: Uh-huh.
William Orser: I think I'm tired.
Leland Jones: Yeah. Me, too.
When Sam the Sheriff comes to the house for the second time (after the second batch of killings), he parks diagonally at the beginning of the driveway, essentially blocking the entrance to the driveway. He and Tom/Joey go into the house to talk, and while they are talking, Edie pulls into the garage, parks and comes into the house. She could not have pulled into the garage with the Sheriff's car blocking the driveway.
There are some minute differences between the US and the International version when it comes to some of the violent scenes:
$515,992 (USA) (25 September 2005)
$31,493,782 (USA) (5 February 2006)
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