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The Resource Sling blade, director, Billy Bob Thornton; producer, David L. Bushell; producer, Brandon Rosser; writer, Billy Bob Thornton, (videorecording)

Sling blade, director, Billy Bob Thornton; producer, David L. Bushell; producer, Brandon Rosser; writer, Billy Bob Thornton, (videorecording)

Label
Sling blade
Title
Sling blade
Statement of responsibility
director, Billy Bob Thornton; producer, David L. Bushell; producer, Brandon Rosser; writer, Billy Bob Thornton
Contributor
Actor
Director
Language
eng
Summary
Thriller starring Billy Bob Thornton as Karl Childers, a mildly retarded man who has spent most of his life in a mental institution. When Karl was 12-years-old, he discovered his mother making love to a man he'd never seen before. He snapped and killed them both. Released from the institution as a result of budget cuts, Karl says he has learnt his lesson and ends up in a small town where he's befriended by Frank (Lucas Black), the son of a widowed mother who sees the eccentric but open-hearted Karl as a kindred spirit. Frank's mother, Linda (Natalie Canerday), also takes a liking to Karl and lets him stay with them after he gets a job at a fix-it shop. However, Karl also meets Doyle (Dwight Yoakam), Linda's boyfriend, a cruel, narrow-minded drunk who tosses casual abuse at Frank, treats Linda like dirt, and doesn't trust Karl
Cataloging source
StDuWE
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
  • 791.437
  • 791.437
Intended audience
BBFC code: 15
PerformerNote
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday, James Hampton, Robert Duvall, Rick Dial, Brent Briscoe, Christy Ward, Sarah Boss
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-2003
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thornton, Billy Bob
  • Yoakam, Dwight
  • Walsh, J. T.
  • Ritter, John
Label
Sling blade, director, Billy Bob Thornton; producer, David L. Bushell; producer, Brandon Rosser; writer, Billy Bob Thornton, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Extras to be confirmed, Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Languages (English)
  • Made in 1996
  • Credits: music, Billy Bob Thornton; cinematographer, Barry Markowitz
  • DVDN
Control code
mm00179063
Extent
1 videodisc (140 min.)
Other control number
5055201816771
Other physical details
col.
Publisher number
MIROPD2140
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)mm00179063
System details
DVD
Label
Sling blade, director, Billy Bob Thornton; producer, David L. Bushell; producer, Brandon Rosser; writer, Billy Bob Thornton, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Extras to be confirmed, Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Languages (English)
  • Made in 1996
  • Credits: music, Billy Bob Thornton; cinematographer, Barry Markowitz
  • DVDN
Control code
mm00179063
Extent
1 videodisc (140 min.)
Other control number
5055201816771
Other physical details
col.
Publisher number
MIROPD2140
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)mm00179063
System details
DVD

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