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Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 1996-08-30

Runtime 135 minutes

Budget $1.2m

Revenue $34m


TMDB 7.6


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anita_skop shared a tip "The movie that “discovered” Billy Bob Thornton as a mentally disabled man who is befriended by an abused boy."

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beadzombie shared a tip "A very touching film. Definitely recommended!"

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elizabeth_sanders_5655 shared a tip "Billy Bob Thornton did great as this character and he made this movie great. Awesome movie"

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greyman1111 shared a tip "Dwight Yoakam delivers an amazing performance."

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doug_nelson shared a tip "One of the best movies ever. A cult hit."

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ryan_marsh_3340 shared a tip "Mmmmhmmmm, I reckon."

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SmocksandJin shared a tip "Real Arkansas accents. John Ritter is amazing."

phyllis_k_spinale shared a tip "Excellent acting"

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vicki_breitmayer shared a tip "Good"

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betty_wojnar shared a tip "Very good story"

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jennifer_baxter shared a tip "Great movie!"

do_ga shared a tip "Excellent movie, thought provoking"

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heather_wilson_9548 shared a tip "Extremely awesome movie"

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