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Sling Blade


Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter View All


Billy Bob Thornton (Screenplay), Billy Bob Thornton (Director) View All

Release: Aug. 30th, 1996
Runtime: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.
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I did a search on this forum and was surprised there wasn't a thread on this. Who has seen Sling Blade? What did you think of it? This is a movie I watch at least once a year. Billy Bob Thornton...

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He manages to find a job as a mechanic and befriends a young boy named Frankie, who invites Carl home to live in the garage of the house where Frankie leaves with his widowed mother, Linda and her abusive, alcoholic boyfriend, Doyle.
Sling Blade is a story that navigates us, by means of a truly original character, through a familiar mileau and familiar issues in such a wa.