Is Sling Blade on Netflix?

Is Sling Blade on Netflix?

Published on November 15, 2022 17:20 PM by Andrew Koschiev

A 1996 American drama film, Sling Blade, is directed and acted by Billy Bob Thornton. It tells the story of an intellectually disabled boy and his mother as he develops a friendship with a boy. Karl had grown up in the psychiatric hospital where he spent most of his life after killing his mother and her lover at the age of 12. Robert Duvall, Natalie Canerday, James Hampton, and J. T. Walsh are also featured.

A screenplay for the 1994 short film Some Folks Calls It a Sling Blade, directed by George Hickenlooper, was also developed by Thornton from his previous one-person show Swine Before Pearls.

In 1994, Thornton became a star after Sling Blade became a sleeper hit. Aside from winning Best Writing and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy, Thornton was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Daniel Lanois composed the soundtrack. Produced by David L. Bushell and Brandon Rosser, Sling Blade was filmed in Benton, Arkansas, over 24 days.

Cast members of Sling Blade

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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
  • James Hampton as Jerry Woolridge
  • Robert Duvall as Frank Childers
  • Jim Jarmusch as Deke, the Frostee Cream employee
  • Rick Dial as Bill Cox
  • Vic Chesnutt as Terence
  • Brent Briscoe as Scooter Hodges
  • Mickey Jones as Johnson
  • Col. Bruce Hampton as Morris

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Ratings for the movie Sling Blade

Contactmusic.com: 4.5 / 5Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

Fresh: 49 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 8.1 / 10

Awards and nominations for the movie Sling Blade

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Awards:

1. Academy Awards, USA (1997)

  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

2. Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (1997)

  • Lucas Black - Best Performance by a Younger Actor

3. Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (1997)

  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best Actor

4. Chicago International Film Festival 1996

  • Billy Bob Thornton (director) - Special Jury Award

5. Chlotrudis Awards (1997)

  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best Actor
  • Best Movie

6. Edgar Allan Poe Awards (1997)

  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best Motion Picture

7. Film Independent Spirit Awards (1997) - Best First Feature

  • Billy Bob Thornton (director)
  • David L. Bushell (producer)
  • Brandon Rosser (producer)

8. Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1996

  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best Actor

9. National Board of Review, USA 1996

  • Top Ten Films
  • Billy Bob Thornton - For special achievement in filmmaking

10. Writers Guild of America, USA 1997

  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

11. Young Artist Awards 1997

  • Lucas Black - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor

12. Young Star Awards 1997

  • Lucas Black - Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film

Sling Blade movie nominations

1. Satellite Awards 1997

  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best Screenplay, Original
  • Daniel Lanois - Best Original Score

2. Chlotrudis Awards 1997

  • Lucas Black - Best Supporting Actor
  • John Ritter - Best Supporting Actor
  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best Director

3. Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1996

  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best New Filmmaker
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1996
  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best New Filmmaker

4. Awards Circuit Community Awards 1996

  • Billy Bob Thornton - Honorable Mentions

5. 20/20 Awards 2017

  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best Actor
  • John Ritter - Best Supporting Actor
  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Picture

6. Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997

Outstanding Performance by a Cast

  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • J.T. Walsh
  • John Ritter
  • Lucas Black
  • Natalie Canerday
  • Robert Duvall
  • Billy Bob Thornton - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

7. Academy Awards, USA 1997

  • Billy Bob Thornton - Best Actor in a Leading Role

Is Sling Blade available on Netflix?

Yes, sling blade is available on Netflix in many regions but not in the USA. For US citizens, you can stream Sling Blade on Netflix through VPN. Choose the best VPN in your region and enjoy watching the Sling Blade.

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