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.
Although Karl's father's (Robert Duvall's) name is never mentioned, in the original short Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994) it is mentioned that his father's name is Franklin.
There was a young man by the name of John Leggit Hunter who ran a filling station business, a good filling station business and he's one of these young men we all come across in life, I'm sure you've come across 'em, who did not deserve what he had ...
When Jerry and Karl walk up to Bill Cox's repair shop for the first time, the Steadicam operator's reflection can easily be seen in the right front hubcap of Jerry's car. He is visible during the entire shot, which lasts about 10 seconds.
The opening credits start about 18 minutes into the film.
The Director's Cut runs 12 minutes longer than the original theatrical releases.
$28,139 1 December 1996