Sling Blade, the critically acclaimed film that has captivated audiences and critics since its release in 1996, has been remastered in 4K and is available today on Red Coral Universe, an artist-forward, AVOD, OTT streaming platform. Red Coral Universe is a free-to-use global platform available on all phones, tablets, smart TVs, connected devices, and the web.

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Directed, written by, and starring the immensely talented Billy Bob Thornton, Sling Blade is a gripping tale of redemption and the complexities of the human condition. Set in a small town in Arkansas, the film tells the story of Karl Childers (Thornton), a mentally challenged man released from a psychiatric hospital after committing a horrific crime as a child. As he tries to navigate the challenges of re-entering society, Karl forms an unlikely friendship with a young boy and his mother, leading to a series of events that will forever change their lives. The film earned Thornton an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and a Best Actor nomination. It features an impressive ensemble cast, including Oscar-winning actor J.T. Walsh, country music legend Dwight Yoakam, the incomparable John Ritter and Lucas Black.

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Billy Bob Thornton as Karl Childers 

Dwight Yoakam as Doyle Hargraves 

J.T Walsh as Charles Bushman 

John Ritter as Vaughan Cunningham 

Lucas Black as Frank Wheatley 

Natalie Canerday as Linda Wheatley 

Robert Duvall as Frank Childers 

Directed by 

Billy Bob Thornton 

Written by 

Billy Bob Thornton 

Produced by 

Larry Meistrich, David T. Bushell, Brandon Rosser 

Feature Run Time 

135 minutes 


Rated R 



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