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963 Ratings

Sling Blade

Directed by Billy Bob Thornton
United States, 1996
Drama, Crime


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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Sling Blade Directed by Billy Bob Thornton

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1997 | Winner: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

1997 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Telluride Film Festival


The New York Film Festival


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