After catching his mother and her boyfriend 'in flagrante delicto' and dispatching both of them with a farm implement known as a sling blade, a simpleminded 11-year-old boy is sent to a mental hospital where he spends the next 25 years. Upon his release, the emotionally and mentally stunted man-child returns to his Arkansas hometown and takes a job in a local garage, only to have the past inexorably repeat itself. An indie-film triumph, adapted by star-writer-director Thornton from his 1993 short, Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Actor--Billy Bob Thornton. Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay.
Feature commentary with Billy Bob Thornton, Bravo profiles: Billy Bob Thornton, A Roundtable Discussion, Conversations with the talents, The return of Karl, On The Set – 1. Bill Bob at work 2. Doyle’s Band: The Johnsons 3. Doyle Gets Pummelled, “Doyle’s Dead”
Release Date: 11 June 2012
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 135 minutes
Production Year: 1996
Main Language: English