Sling Blade - Movie Synopsis & Plot
When Karl Childers was twelve, he murdered his mother and her lover with a sling blade. Now, almost twenty-five years later, Karl, a grown man, is released upon the world. Though mentally handicapped, he finds a job at a repair shop fixing small motors, and is befriended by a boy named Frank. They become best friends and Frank takes Karl to live in his house with his mom. Karl forms a close bond with Frank, his mom Linda, and her gay friend Von, but not everything is perfect. Karl is forced to face his past when he is forced to tolerate Doyle, Linda's abusive and violent boyfriend.