R | | Drama
Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.
Karl Childress played by Billy Bob Thornton is a very similar character to Jackson Fentry in "Tomorrow" (1972) played by Robert Duvall, who plays Karl's father in this movie.
Karl, you know what? Melinda here was voted employee of the month at the dollar store last February. Isn't that something?
Karl: Yes ma'am, I reckon.
Melinda: Well, when you like pricing items as much as I do, it's just bound to happen sooner or later, I guess.
When Doyle drives to the county line to get more alcohol, they're in a "crew cab dually pickup", yet Doyle, Karl, and Vaughan ride in the front seats, the rest of the crew rides in the bed, and no-one rides in the back seats.
Dedicated to Jimmy Don Thornton
$36,644 (USA) (1 December 1996)
$24,475,416 (USA) (27 July 1997)
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Brent Briscoe, Actor in 'Sling Blade' and 'A Simple Plan,' Dies at 56
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