Sling Blade

1996

N / A

135 Min

Sling Blade

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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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A mentally challenged former convict befriends a troubled small-town boy.

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- SPOILER: In his autobiography "The Billy Bob Tapes", Billy Bob Thornton had become good friends with John Ritter when they were shooting the sitcom Hearts Afire. This friendship inspired…More

- 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

- Robert Duvall appearing as Karl's father was a kind turn to Billy Bob Thornton, who would play a small role in Duvall's The Apostle for free in exchange.More

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