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Uniform Title Sling blade (Motion picture)
Title Sling blade [videorecording] / Miramax Films ; [presented by] the Shooting Gallery ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell.

Imprint [Burbank, CA] : Miramax : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library DVD    SLI    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
Edition Special ed., director's cut.
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 148 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Miramax award-winning collection
Miramax award-winning collection.
Note DVD release of the 1996 motion picture.
"Exclusive director's cut"--Container.
Special features: disc 1: Sling Blade director's cut; feature commentary with writer/director/actor Billy Bob Thornton; disc 2: Mr. Thornton goes to Hollywood; Billy Bob Thornton (Bravo Profiles); a roundtable discussion with Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Mickey Jones and producer David Bushell; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall; a conversation with Robert Duvall; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and composer Daniel Lanois; The return of Karl; On the Set (Billy Bob at work, Doyle's band : the Johnsons, Doyle gets pummeled); "Doyle's dead"; Sling Blade reviews.
Credits Director of photography, Barry Markowitz ; editor, Hughes Winborne ; original music, Daniel Lanois.
Cast Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday, James Hampton, Robert Duvall.
Summary After 25 years, mildly retarded killer Karl Childers is released from the mental hospital where he was placed for killing his mother and her lover. He gets a job and is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother, but his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language English dialogue, optional Spanish subtitles ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Awards Academy Award (1996): Best Adapted Screenplay
Subject People with mental disabilities -- Drama.
Murder -- Drama.
Enfermedades mentales -- Teatro.
Asesinato -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Thornton, Billy Bob.
Rosser, Brandon.
Bushell, David L.
Yoakam, Dwight.
Walsh, J. T.
Ritter, John, 1948-2003.
Black, Lucas, 1982-
Canerday, Natalie.
Hampton, Jim.
Duvall, Robert.
Miramax Films.
Shooting Gallery (Firm)
Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0788853384
Standard No. 786936239096
Music No. 35004 Miramax

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