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Sling Blade
Sling Blade
Directed By Billy Bob Thornton
Written By Billy Bob Thornton
Cast Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh
Produced By Larry Meistrich, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell
Film Editing By Hughes Winborne
Cinematography By Barry Markowitz
Music By Daniel Lanois

Shooting Gallery


United States



Release Date

November 27, 1996


135 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Miramax Films

Budget $1,000,000
Gross $24,444,121



  • Billy Bob Thornton as Karl Childers
  • Dwight Yoakam as Doyle Hargraves
  • J.T. Walsh as Charles Bushman
  • John Ritter as Vaughan Cunningham
  • Lucas Black as Frank Wheatley
  • Natalie Canerday as Linda Wheatley
  • James Hampton as Jerry Woolridge
  • Robert Duvall as Karl's Father
  • Christine Renee Ward as Melinda
  • Jim Jarmusch as Gene
  • Vic Chesnutt as Terence
  • Rick Dial as Bill Cox
  • Brent Briscoe as Scooter
  • Tim Holder as Albert
  • Bruce Hampton as Morris
  • Ian Moore as Randy Horsefeathers



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