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Sling Blade


Sling Blade marked the directorial debut of country singer turned actor [[Performer~P70825~Billy Bob Thornton~billybobthornton]], who also authored the script (expanding George Hickenlooper's acclaimed short Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade) and stars in the picture. Thornton plays Karl Childers, a mildly retarded man who spent most of his life in a mental institution. When Karl was a boy, he was severely mistreated by his abusive father ([[Performer~P88530~Robert Duvall~robertduvall]]). At age 12, Karl...more

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84 out of 100 Metascore®

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OK for kids 16+

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