Sling Blade

1996R135 min

Billy Bob Thornton won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar(R) for this thriller in which he plays a recently released mental patient. Karl Childers was imprisoned for 20 years in an asylum for murdering his mother and her lover as a boy. Released and working in a fix-it shop, the quirky, but amiable Karl soon finds himself in the middle of an increasingly volatile situation.

Genres:Action, Drama

Director:Billy Bob Thornton

Cast:Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday, Robert Duvall

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