Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 84%
TMDB Rating 7.6
IMDB Rating 8
RottenTomatoes Rating 96%

Financials

Revenue: $24,444,121

Budget: $1,000,000

Profit: + $23,444,121


Movie Details

Tag Line: A simple man. A difficult choice.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 8

Release Date: Aug 30, 1996

Rating: R

Run Time: 2h 15m

Original Language: English

Website: Link

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: Miramax , Shooting Gallery


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Synopsis

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.


Main Cast

Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton

Karl Childers

Age : 64 | Popularity : 23%

Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam

Doyle Hargraves

Age : 63 | Popularity : 8%

J.T. Walsh

J.T. Walsh

Charles Bushman

Age : 54 | Popularity : 16%

John Ritter

John Ritter

Vaughan Cunningham

Age : 54 | Popularity : 13%

Lucas Black

Lucas Black

Frank Wheatley

Age : 37 | Popularity : 20%

Robert Duvall

Robert Duvall

Karl's Father

Age : 89 | Popularity : 21%

Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch

Frostee Cream Boy

Age : 67 | Popularity : 9%

Rick Dial

Rick Dial

Bill Cox

Age : 65 | Popularity : 6%


Crew

Department Role Name
Writing Screenplay
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
Theatre Play
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
Directing Director
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
Editing Editor
Hughes Winborne
Hughes Winborne
Production Executive Producer
Larry Meistrich
Larry Meistrich
Producer
David L. Bushell
David L. Bushell
Brandon Rosser
Brandon Rosser
Camera Director of Photography
Barry Markowitz
Barry Markowitz
Sound Original Music Composer
Daniel Lanois
Daniel Lanois
Department Role Name

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