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Release Date: November 27, 1996Running Time: 135 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $24,475,416.00
Genre: Drama, Thriller

Cast:

Billy Bob Thornton

Dwight Yoakam

John Ritter

Lucas Black

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Summary:
The tale of Karl Childers, a mildly retarded man faced with a complex moral dilemma. As a child, Karl was severely abused by his fanatically religious parents, who considered him a punishment from God. When he found his mother sexually entangled with the town bully, Karl believed their actions were wrong--and killed them, swiftly and brutally, with a sling blade. Now, against his will, Karl has been released from an asylum to return to society after twenty-five years. A gifted mechanic, Karl finds work in his small Southern hometown, where he meets young Frank Wheatley. Frank is the first person ever to accept him without fear or judgment; the two become instant friends, and Frank convinces ... Full Summary >>

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