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Sling Blade

Billy Bob Thornton became a star when he wrote, directed and starred in this acclaimed drama as Karl Childers, a mildly retarded prisoner who is released from a mental institution after spending most of his life there following his murder of his abusive mother and her lover. Karl starts life over in a small Southern town, where he befriends a sensitive boy and his mother, but the mother's violent boyfriend stirs up old impulses in Karl that could lead to tragedy. Lucas Black, John Ritter, Dwight Yoakam and Robert Duvall costar.

Written by: Billy Bob Thornton

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

Duration: 135 mins

Genre: Drama

Advisories: Adult Content, Adult Language, Violence

Rating: R

Audio Format: Surround Sound, English/Spanish

Video Format: Letterbox, Closed Captioning, HDTV

ActorCharacter
Billy Bob Thornton Karl Childers
Dwight Yoakam Doyle Hargraves
J.T. Walsh Charles Bushman
John Ritter Vaughan Cunningham
Lucas Black Frank Wheatley
Natalie Canerday Linda Wheatley
James Hampton Jerry Woolridge
Robert Duvall Karl's Father
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