Sling Blade, 1996

A southern gothic tale about a man named Karl (Thornton), who’s just been released from an asylum — some 25 years after he committed a gruesome crime. He returns to the southern town of his youth, where his quiet, gentle manner and simple charm land him a job and lead him to an unlikely friendship with a young boy (Black) and his widowedA southern gothic tale about a man named Karl (Thornton), who’s just been released from an asylum — some 25 years after he committed a gruesome crime. He returns to the southern town of his youth, where his quiet, gentle manner and simple charm land him a job and lead him to an unlikely friendship with a young boy (Black) and his widowed mother. When the mother’s abusive boyfriend appears, however, this simple man is thrust into a combustible dilemma that has powerful, moving consequences for all. (Miramax Films)… Expand

 

 

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