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Sling Blade

2h 15m
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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.
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Sling Blade

2h 15m
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.
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Billy Bob Thornton
Karl Childers
Dwight Yoakam
Doyle Hargraves
JT Walsh
Charles Bushman
John Ritter
Vaughan Cunningham
Lucas Black
Frank Wheatley
Natalie Canerday
Linda Wheatley
James Hampton
Jerry Woolridge
Robert Duvall
Karl's Father
Rick Dial
Bill Cox
Brent Briscoe
Scooter Hodges
Sarah Boss
Marsha Dwiggins
Kathy Sue Brown
Theresa Evans
Mickey Jones
Monty Johnson
Ian Moore
Randy Horsefeathers
Judy Pryor Trice
Mrs. Woolridge
Scott Stewart
Bubba Woolridge
Betty Lynn Hall
Woolridge Daughter
Jim Jarmusch
Frostee Cream Boy
Tom Kagy
Directed By: Billy Bob Thornton
Written By: Billy Bob Thornton (Screenplay)

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Demeter says...
8 years ago
Slow moving, endearing at times and kinda painful in others. Really a "best and worst of people" kinda movie. If you're into action or fast paced movies, skip it, but otherwise I'd recommend it.
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Abbas naji says...
one year ago
When it’s past midnight and all you can hear is your fridge humming, let this Film by Billy Thornton help you drift into dreamland
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peteo says...
2 years ago
Predictable and contrived but still quite watchable (if you can put up with BBT overdoing the method acting) for a relaxed 150 minutes But not quite sure why I don't rate it as high as so many others.
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kennybyoung says...
9 years ago
What a good low budget film. Enjoy.
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8/10  2 years ago
"Sling Blade" is a Billy Bob Thornton fest. He wrote, directed and starred in the film and succeeded in all aspects. Thornton plays Karl, a mentally-challenged man who spent 20 years in a mental institution for killing his mother. Karl finds friends through his new job as a small engine mechanic More
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4 years ago
***When a murderer is the likable protagonist, mmm-hmm***

A simple, slow, seemingly pensive man (Billy Bob Thornton) is released from a mental hospital in central Arkansas after 30 years and gets a job fixing lawnmowers. He makes friends with a boy & his mother (Natalie Canerday) and they let him More
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8/10  5 years ago
I was skeptical of this movie for many years. I've never understood the Hollywood fascination with with showering accolades on actors that play disabled people. After all, guys have pretended to be disabled since we could talk. If you're a woman and you doubt this, ask your guy to do an imit More
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