25 years after committing an unthinkable crime, a quiet man named Karl (Billy Bob Thornton) is finally returning home. Once there, he is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother. But when his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend (Grammy winner Dwight Yoakam), Karl is suddenly placed on a collision course with his past. Also featuring Robert Duvall (OPEN RANGE), John Ritter (BAD SANTA) and J.T. Walsh (BREAKDOWN) - SLING BLADE is an unforgettable movie experience!