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Sling Blade (1996)

R
135 min | Drama

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.
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Billy Bob Thornton (play) (screenplay)
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$ 890,000
Opening Wknd
$ 36,644
Gross (USA)
$ 24,475,416
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Release date
Mar 14, 1997 (United States)

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32 cast members
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Billy Bob Thornton
Karl Childers Karl Childers   See fewer
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Dwight Yoakam
Doyle Hargraves Doyle Hargraves   See fewer
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J.T. Walsh
Charles Bushman Charles Bushman   See fewer
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John Ritter
Vaughan Cunningham Vaughan Cunningham   See fewer
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Lucas Black
Frank Wheatley Frank Wheatley   See fewer
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Natalie Canerday
Linda Wheatley Linda Wheatley   See fewer
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James Hampton
Jerry Woolridge Jerry Woolridge   See fewer
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Robert Duvall
Karl's Father Karl's Father   See fewer
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Rick Dial
Bill Cox Bill Cox   See fewer
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Brent Briscoe
Scooter Hodges Scooter Hodges   See fewer
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Christine Renee Ward
Melinda (as Christy Ward) Melinda (as Christy Ward)   See fewer
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Sarah Boss
Marsha Dwiggins Marsha Dwiggins   See fewer
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Kathy Sue Brown
Theresa Evans Theresa Evans   See fewer
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Bruce Hampton
Morris (as Col. Bruce Hampton Ret.) Morris (as Col. Bruce Hampton Ret.)   See fewer
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Vic Chesnutt
Terence Terence   See fewer
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Mickey Jones
Monty Johnson Monty Johnson   See fewer
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Ian Moore
Randy Horsefeathers Randy Horsefeathers   See fewer
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Scott Stewart
Bubba Woolridge Bubba Woolridge   See fewer
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Tim Holder
Albert Albert   See fewer
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Freddy Freddy   See fewer
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Stacy Thomason
Woodridge Secretary (as Stacy Barrow) Woodridge Secretary (as Stacy Barrow)   See fewer
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Jamie Stewart
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8 / 10 | 79,322 votes