Sling Blade

1996

N / A

135 Min

Sling Blade

(0/5)

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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Released:
Nov 27th, 1996
Budget:
$1,000,000.00
Revenue:
$24,475,416.00
Country:
USA

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- Although Karl's father's (Robert Duvall) name is never mentioned, in the original short, "Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade", it is mentioned that his father's name is Franklin.More

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- Billy Bob Thornton was the runner up for Best New Filmmaker in the a Film Critics Awards for the role of Karl.

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