Sling Blade (1996)

Sling Blade
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 15mins.
Genres Drama, Thriller
Keywords small town
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Billy Thornton Actor Karl Childers 1 1000001
Dwight Yoakam Actor Doyle Hargraves 1 1000002
J.T. Walsh Actor Charles Bushman 1 1000003
John Ritter Actor Vaughn Cunningham 1 1000004
Lucas Black Actor Frank Wheatley 1 1000005
Natalie Canerday Actor Linda Wheatley 1 1000006
James Hampton Actor Jerry Woolridge 1 1000007
Robert Duvall Actor Karl's Father 1 1000008
Rick Dial Actor Bill Cox 1 1000009
Brent Briscoe Actor Scooter Hodges 1 1000010
Christy Ward Actor Melinda 1 1000011
Sarah Boss Actor Marsha Dwiggins 1 1000012
Kathy Brown Actor Theresa Evans 1 1000013
Wendell Rafferty Actor Melvin 1 1000014
Colonel Hampton Actor Morris 1 1000015
Vic Chesnutt Actor Terence 1 1000016
Mickey Jones Actor Monty Johnson 1 1000017
Ian Moore Actor Randy Horsefeathers 1 1000018
Judy Pryor Trice Actor Mrs Woolridge 1 1000019
Scott Stewart Actor Bubba Woolridge 1 1000020
Betty Hall Actor Sister 1 1000021
Jim Jarmusch Actor Dairy Queen Boy 1 1000022
Gary Fletcher Actor Preacher 1 1000023
Tim Holder Actor Albert 1 1000024
Tom Kagy Actor Freddy 1 1000025
Stacy Barrow Actor Woolridge Secretary 1 1000026
Jackie Stewart Actor Walter 1 1000027
Jamie Stewart Actor Teenage Boy 1 1000028
D Royston Actor Housekeeper 1 1000029
Lacy Bailey Actor Karen 1 1000030
Raymond LeWallen Actor Ticket Agent 1 1000031
Bill Glasscock Voice of Old Man 475 1000032
Billy Thornton Director n/a 2 2000001
Brandon Rosser Producer n/a 3 3000001
David Bushell Producer n/a 3 3000002
Larry Meistrich Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Billy Thornton Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Robert Salerno Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
W Halle Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Daron McAfee Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Todd Jameson Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Laura Seymann Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000005
Patricia Nunez Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000006
George Vowteras Location Manager n/a 193 5000007
Danna Liebert Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000008
David Scolli Location Scout Location Intern 311 5000009
Ginny Litsey Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000010
Sheryl Glubok Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000011
Barry Markowitz Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jonathan Brown Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000002
Nate Ranger Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000003
Dalton Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000004
Robert Ortiz Video Playback n/a 505 6000005
Aaron Bryson Projectionist n/a 121104 6000006
Michael Yarish Photography Still Photographer 120835 6000007
Dan Muscarella Color Timer n/a 120921 6000008
Victor Duncan Camera Equipment Camera and Grip Equipment 121010 6000009
Ehab Asal Camera Assistant Camera Production Assistant 120867 6000010
Hughes Winborne Editor n/a 172 7000001
Larry Mischel Negative Cutter Negative Matchback 556 7000002
Johnny Wilson Editorial Assistant Editing Assistant 120855 7000003
Daniel Lanois Music n/a 120781 8000001
Mark Howard Music looping/recording/drum programming 120781 8000002
Russ Wilson Music harmony/percussion/piano/bass/bass pedel 120781 8000003
Darryl Johnson Music drum/organ/hand drum 120781 8000004
Peter Afterman Music music consultant 120781 8000005
Elizabeth Wendel Music music consultant 120781 8000006
Mark Howard Music Drum Programmer 120781 8000007
Barry Cole Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000008
Malcolm Burn Performer keyboards("The Maker") 120819 8000010
Daniel Lanois Song n/a 120859 8000011
Ali Jennings Song n/a 120859 8000012
Booker Jones Song ("Soul Dressing") 120859 8000013
Steve Cropper Song ("Soul Dressing") 120859 8000014
Alan Jackson Song ("Soul Dressing") 120859 8000015
Lewis Steinberg Song ("Soul Dressing") 120859 8000016
Tim Gibbons Song n/a 120859 8000017
Pete Anderson Song ("Plunger") 120859 8000018
Bambi Savage Song n/a 120859 8000019
Brian Blade Song ("Kay Fuzz Peking") 120859 8000020
Daniel Lanois Song Performer ("The One I Love" "The Maker") 120788 8000021
Ali Jennings Song Performer ("The One I Love") 120788 8000022
Booker T & The MGs Song Performer ("The One I Love") 120788 8000023
Tim Gibbons Song Performer ("Lonely One") 120788 8000024
Bambi Savage Song Performer ("Darling") 120788 8000026
Emmylou Harris Song Performer vocalist("Shenandoah") 120788 8000027
Clark Hunter Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Traci Kirshbaum Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Max Biscoe Set Decorator n/a 165 9000003
Joe Cuzan Swing Gang Swing Art 434 9000004
Joe Arnold Set Dresser On Set Dresser 197 9000005
Jacob Alsbrook Leadman n/a 433 9000006
Sarah Tackett Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Larry Meistrich Production Executive n/a 118216 11000001
David Tuttle Production Executive n/a 118216 11000002
Steve Carlis Production Executive n/a 118216 11000003
Doug Hall Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Kate Biscoe Hair key hair 120794 13000002
Tracy Warbin Makeup key makeup 353 13000003
Theba Lolley Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000004
Margaret Critz Wardrobe Assistant Wardrobe Production Assistant 120809 13000005
Rani Cunningham Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000006
Weldon Brown ADR ADR recordist 120912 14000001
Peter Conlin Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000002
Ivan Hurzeler Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000003
Lucinda Komisar Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000004
Keenan Wyatt Boom Operator n/a 215 14000005
Eric Christoffersen Foley Foley Assistant 120961 14000006
Jeff Kushner Foley Artist n/a 223 14000007
Russel Creak Foley Artist n/a 223 14000008
Dave Ellinwood Foley Recordist n/a 225 14000009
Dave Ellinwood Foley Recordist n/a 225 14000010
Mark Howard Looping Coordinator Looping 121122 14000011
Gary Alexander Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000012
Theodore Dietz Sound Sound Production Assistant 120816 14000013
Jeff Kushner Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000014
Sila Soyer Sound Editor Apprentice Sound Editor 229 14000015
Wi Ho Sound Editor Apprentice Sound Editor 229 14000016
Matthew Lee Sound Effects sound effects recording 120868 14000017
Wayne Lorenz Sound Engineer Additional Engineer 120916 14000018
Paul Ledford Sound Mixer production sound mixer 230 14000019
Alison Sanford Sound Recordist Recordist 331 14000020
Mark Howard Sound Recordist Recordist 331 14000021
Matthew Lee Sound Recordist Additional Sound Effects Recordist 331 14000022
Dougal Hill Swing Electric 120862 15000001
Edwin Figueroa Key Grip n/a 263 15000002
Michael Audino Grip n/a 365 15000003
Marc Eckhardt Grip n/a 365 15000004
Stewart Pallister Grip n/a 365 15000005
J Riggs Generator Operator Generator 363 15000006
Johnathan Wagner Gaffer n/a 268 15000007
Thomas Potoskie Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000008
R Keener Best Boy Electric n/a 259 15000009
Steve Carlis Production Auditor Post Production Auditor 120815 16000001
Mary Sunshine Production Auditor n/a 120815 16000002
Kathy Morris Craft Service n/a 120903 22000001
Brig Caldwell Catering Assistant Caterer 120954 22000002
Tim Olivett Catering Caterer 120954 22000003
Carlton Rude Assistant Props n/a 120904 24000001
Dwayne Grady Property Master n/a 120805 24000002
Joe McCrackin Assistant Assistant to the Director 120820 25000001
Joe Glass Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Jason Jersey Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Pete Dapuzzo Post-Production Post Production Intern 120945 25000004
J Saettle Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000005
Leonard Bruno Product Placement n/a 121058 25000006
Dena Silberstein Product Placement n/a 121058 25000007
Umber Ayoob Apprentice Intern 120976 25000008
Josh Baxter Apprentice Intern 120976 25000009
Jonathan Jasay Apprentice Intern 120976 25000010
Jeremy Levy Apprentice Intern 120976 25000011
Wayne Lorenz Other engineering 120795 26000001
Alison Sanford Other recordist 120795 26000002
Pascal Meyer Other organ("Dear Heart") 120795 26000003
Synopsis
The tale of Karl Childers, a mildly retarded man faced with a complex moral dilemma. As a child, Karl was severely abused by his fanatically religious parents, who considered him a punishment from God. When he found his mother sexually entangled with the town bully, Karl believed their actions were wrong--and killed them, swiftly and brutally, with a sling blade. Now, against his will, Karl has been released from an asylum to return to society after twenty-five years. A gifted mechanic, Karl finds work in his small Southern hometown, where he meets young Frank Wheatley. Frank is the first person ever to accept him without fear or judgment; the two become instant friends, and Frank convinces his mother Linda to let Karl live with them. But there's trouble in the Wheatley home: Linda's abusive, narrow-minded boyfriend. Groping to reconcile his own simple moral code with everything he has been taught about right and wrong, Karl must decide whether to stand by and watch, or step in to protect Frank.