Sling Blade (1996)

R 1996-11-27 (US) Drama 2h 15m
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A simple man. A difficult choice.


Karl Childers, a mentally disabled man, 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, he 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

  6. Natalie Canerday

    Natalie Canerday

    Linda Wheatley

  7. James Hampton

    James Hampton

    Jerry Woolridge

  8. Robert Duvall

    Robert Duvall

    Karl's Father

  9. Rick Dial

    Rick Dial

    Bill Cox

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Sling Blade
Sling Blade

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $1,200,000.00

Revenue $34,100,000.00


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