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Sling blade [videorecording] / a Miramax Films release ; producers Brandon Rosser & David L. Bushell ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.

Thornton, Billy Bob. (Added Author). Yoakam, Dwight. (Added Author). Walsh, J. T. (Added Author). Ritter, John, 1948-2003 (Added Author). Black, Lucas, 1982- (Added Author). Canerday, Natalie. (Added Author). Duvall, Robert. (Added Author). Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Buena Vista Home Video (Firm) (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown ADVD SLING (Text) 79361000096409 Adult Fiction DVDs Available -
Jay County Public Library - Portland DVDa SLING (Text) 76383000443040 Movies Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 148 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Director's cut ed.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Miramax ; [2005].

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
Special features: Sling Blade director's cut; feature commentary with writer/director/actor Billy Bob Thornton.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Barry Markowitz ; editor, Hughes Winborne ; music, Daniel Lanois.
Participant or Performer Note: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday, Robert Duvall.
Summary, etc.: Mildly retarded killer Karl Childers is released from a mental hospital, where he was placed for killing his mother and her lover, after 25 years.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: R; for strong language, including descriptions of violent and sexual behavior
System Details Note: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Language Note: English dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note: Academy Award (1996): Best Adapted Screenplay.
Subject: People with mental disabilities > Drama.
Murder > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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