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.

GENRES:  Drama
DIRECTION:  Billy Bob Thornton
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Robert Duvall  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  J.T. Walsh

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Billy Bob Thornton Karl Childers
Robert Duvall Karl's Father
Dwight Yoakam Doyle Hargraves
J.T. Walsh Charles Bushman
Lucas Black Frank Wheatley
Natalie Canerday Linda Wheatley
John Ritter Vaughan Cunningham
Jim Jarmusch Frostee Cream Boy
James Hampton Jerry Woolridge
Christine Renee Ward Melinda Brady
Vic Chesnutt Terence
Rick Dial Bill Cox

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