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USA drama 1996 color 135 min.
Director: Billy Bob Thornton
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2 discs, catalog # CC1501L

". . . an American classic."
-- Richard Corliss, Time Magazine

Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed, and stars in this Southern gothic tale about a man named Karl, who's just been released from an asylum. When he returns to the town of his youth, this simple man is thrust into a combustible dilemma that has powerful, moving consequences. Sling Blade also stars Dwight Yoakam and John Ritter.

Criterion's Director Approved special edition of Sling Blade features:

  • Audio commentary by director Billy Bob Thornton
  • Deleted scenes selected by Billy Bob Thornton
  • Mr. Thornton Goes to Hollywood, an award-winning documentary on the making of Sling Blade

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