Sling Blade

(1996)

Overview

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.

  1. Billy Bob Thornton

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Billy Bob Thornton

    Billy Bob Thornton

    Karl Childers

  2. Dwight Yoakam

    Dwight Yoakam

    Doyle Hargraves

  3. J.T. Walsh

    J.T. Walsh

    Charles Bushman

  4. John Ritter

    John Ritter

    Vaughan Cunningham

  5. Lucas Black

    Lucas Black

    Frank Wheatley

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Sling Blade
Sling Blade

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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 30, 1996
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 15m

Budget $1,000,000.00

Revenue $24,444,121.00

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