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Sling Blade

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.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Nov 27th, 1996
Budget: $1,000,000.00
Revenue: N/A
-- General Information --
Rating:
Runtime: 135 Minutes
Genres: Drama
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IMDB: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
Metascore N/A

Sling Blade Main Cast

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Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
plays Karl Childers
Dwight Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam
plays Doyle Hargraves
J.T. Walsh
J.T. Walsh
plays Charles Bushman
John Ritter
John Ritter
plays Vaughan Cunningham
Lucas Black
Lucas Black
plays Frank Wheatley
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Co-stars J.T. Walsh and John Ritter both died of a heart attack at the age of 54.
  • Harvey Weinstein - then co-chairman of Miramax - only saw the first 30 minutes of Sling Blade when he agreed to pay $10m for the rights to the film. He later regretted this and forced Billy Bob Thornton to cut about 20 minutes from the movie.
  • Cameo by Col. Bruce Hampton (II) Ret. of Aquarium Rescue Unit and Code Talkers during Doyle's band scene. Col. Bruce is the Tambourine player and can be seen blowing his trademark "Smokeless Smoke Ring" in a close up shot.
  • Vaughan (John Ritter) is holding a copy of the book "A Confederacy of Dunces" in his final scene. The book revolves around a Southern character that is unable to fit into society.
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