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Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994)

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Twenty-five years after commiting a double murder, Karl Childers is going to be released from an institution for the criminally insane. A local reporter comes to talk to him, and after some... See full summary »

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Twenty-five years after commiting a double murder, Karl Childers is going to be released from an institution for the criminally insane. A local reporter comes to talk to him, and after some fussing about her gender, the institution's director lets her talk to Karl (after all, he'll have to talk to women after his release). Karl talks about his life leading up to the crime, and the reporter listens in horror. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In the first scene, Charles Bushman moves some checkers around while another man sits in a trance-like state. At this point both of the seated man's hands are on the table. However, when Charles moves away from the table, one of the seated man's hands is now resting on his leg, below the table. See more »

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feels like a documentary
23 August 2001 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

I did not see Sling Blade and knew nothing about this film. In the interview (or rather monolog) part Karl Childers is so real that it feels like a documentary. It is disturbing. The reporter is not shown at the same cut as Karl Childers, and I thought the filmmakers used a documentary. Billy Bob Thornton played his part perfectly.


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