Sling blade [videorecording] / The Shooting Gallery presents ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell.


  • ISBN: 1558907793
  • Description: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment, 1996.

Available copies

  • 4 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult DVDs DVD/RENTAL/Sling (Text to phone) Checked out 05/28/2014
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Phillips OWHL DVDs DVD SLI (Phillips-OWHL only) (Text to phone) Available -
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Wakefield Adult DVDs (Media Alcove) DVD Rental (Not available for interlibrary loan) (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

General Note: Special features include: French language track, Spanish subtitles, chapter search.
Originally released as motion picture.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Barry Markowitz; editor, Hughes Winborne; original music, Daniel Lanois.
Participant or Performer Note: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday, Robert Duvall.
Summary: 25 years after committing an unthinkable crime, a quiet man named Karl is finally returning home. Once there he is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother. As a strong relationship develops between Karl and the boy, a confrontation builds with the mother's abusive and sometimes violent boyfriend.
Target Audience Note: Closed-captioned.
Rated R.
System Details Note: DVD.
Subject: Mental retardation > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Thornton, Billy Bob. (Added Author). Yoakam, Dwight. (Added Author). Walsh, J. T. (Added Author). Ritter, John, 1948-2003 (Added Author). Black, Lucas, 1982- (Added Author). Canerday, Natalie. (Added Author). Duvall, Robert. (Added Author). Shooting Gallery (Firm) (Added Author). Miramax Home Entertainment. (Added Author).