Sling Blade (1996) (Movie)

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Sling Blade
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Sling Blade is a 1996 American drama film set in rural Arkansas, written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton, who also stars in the lead role. It tells the story of a man named Karl Childers who has a developmental disability and is released from a psychiatric hospital, where he has lived since killing his mother and her lover when he was 12 years old, and the friendship he develops with a young boy and his mother. In addition to Thornton, it stars Dwight Yoakam, J. T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday, James Hampton, and Robert Duvall. Wikipedia


From this profile you will find 12 photos, 76 quotes, 5 trivia items, 69 lists, 1 song, 21 awards, 20 news stories, and key facts about Sling Blade!

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Sling Blade is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Directorial debut films, Films based on plays, American drama films, Films whose writer won the Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award, Miramax films, Edgar Award winning works, Independent films and 1996 films.

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Karl: (on the phone) Yes, ma'am. I've killed Doyle Hargraves with a lawnmower blade. Yes, ma'am, I'm right sure of it. I hit him two good whacks in the head with it. That second one just plum near cut his head in two... It's a lil' ol' white house on the corner of Vine Street and some other street. There's a pick-up truck out front that says "Doyle Hargraves Construction" on it. Doyle said besides sending the police, you might wanna send an ambulance or a "hearst". I'll be sitting here, waiting on ye.


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Nominated for 21 Awards | Won 12

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