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Sling Blade

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Sling Blade

Release Date: August 30, 1996

Year    :   1996
Slogan    :   «A simple man. A difficult choice.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Miramax, Shooting Gallery
Director    :   Billy Bob Thornton
Producers    :   Larry Meistrich, David L. Bushell, Brandon Rosser, Sheryl Glubok
Writers    :   Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Bob Thornton
RunTime    :   135 mins.
Budget    :   1000000
Revenue    :   24444121

Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.

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