Sling Blade

A partially handicapped man named Karl is released from a mental hospital, about 20 years after murdering his mother and another person. Karl is often questioned if he will ever kill again, and he shrugs in response saying there is no reason to. Now out of the mental institution, Karl settles in his old, small hometown, occupying himself by fixing motors. After meeting a young boy named Frank, who befriends him, Karl is invited to stay at Frank&#39s house with his mother Linda, who views Karl as a strange but kind and generous man. However, Linda&#39s abusive boyfriend, Doyle, sees things differently in the way rules ought to be run- normally insulting Linda&#39s homosexual friend Vaughan as well as Karl&#39s disabilities, and having wild parties with his friends. As Karl&#39s relationship with Frank grows, he is watchful of Doyle&#39s cruel actions.
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