Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
He murdered again.. To protect Frank and his mother from Doyle's abuse, Karl murders Doyle with a lawn mower blade.
Mustard. Actually, Karl liked mustard on biscuits, as well as on "french fried potaters".
Lawn Mowers. Karl was very good at repairing lawn mowers. In one humorous scene, his coworker cannot figure out why a mower won't start even though nothing appears to be wrong. Karl walks over to the mower, looks in the gas tank, and discovers it is out of gas. Funny!
John Ritter . John Ritter stars as Vaughn Cunningham, the gay manager of a dollar store in town.
He was mentally challenged.. Karl was mentally challenged, but he was very highly functioning. He read lots of books. Actually, Karl could have had autism, but most information in the story indicates that he was mentally challenged.
Dwight Yoakam. Dwight Yoakam stars as the abusive boyfriend of the mother of Frank, the young boy Karl befriends.
Murder. When Karl was 12, he murdered his mother and her lover in a fit of rage. At the time of his release, Karl had been institutionalized for 25 years.
Karl Childers. Karl was abused and neglected as a child. He was forced to live in a hole in his family's garage.
Billy Bob Thornton . "Sling Blade" is actually an expansion of the short film Billy Bob Thornton created entitled "Some Folks Call It A Sling Blade".
|What is on special at the dollar store when Frank and Karl go there together for the first time?||"Sling Blade" #1
Four cans of potted meat for $1.00.. The potted meat reminds Frank of something his deceased father used to say, that makes him happy.
|After Karl walks Frank home while helping him carry the bags of laundry, where does he go next?||"Sling Blade" #1
He goes back to the state hospital.. He doesn't know what to do. His father wouldn't take him in. He doesn't have any other family.
|What sport does Frank want Karl to play with him and his friends?||"Sling Blade" #1
Football. Frank asks Karl to play football with him the first time they ever walk down the street together. He admits to Karl that he isn't any good, which immediately puts Karl at ease about his own ability.
Hootchie's Dollar Store. Linda's quick decision to invite Karl to live behind her house is so sudden, that I almost wished Karl would have stayed at the lawn mower repair shop.
|Karl sits outside the Econowash and eats his first order of fries. He sees a boy trying to carry out bags of laundry. What is the boy's name, what does Karl call 'laundry', and how many bags of laundry are there?||"Sling Blade" #1
Frank, wash, 4. Frank and Karl immediately make a connection. Great chemistry between these two characters.
|Karl goes to the Frostee Creme. He decides on french fries. The server asks him if he wants a small or a large. What does Karl say?||"Sling Blade" #1
"I'll have me some of the biggins.'". Karl loves the french fries with mustard. When he is first talking to his new boss, Bill Cox and his assistant, Scooter, he tells Karl that they make a good double meat burger.
|Although Karl has more than three books in his possession, there are three he mentions the most. What are they?||"Sling Blade" #1
"The Bible", a book about Christmas, and a book about carpentry.. Karl's book about Christmas is actually "A Christmas Carol." This is talked about later in the movie when Frank borrows it. The audience does not find out what the other books are. There looks to be 6-8.
|When the reporter ask, "Will you ever kill anybody again, Carl?" What was Karl's reply?||"Sling Blade" #1
"I don't reckon' I got no reason to kill nobody.". Karl has been told that he has served his time and is being released, because the authorities do not believe that he is a threat to society.
|How long did it take Karl to read the Bible in the state hospital?||"Sling Blade" #1
Four years. He didn't understand parts of The Bible, but it was admirable of him to try, especially with his impairments.
a sling blade. Karl is very familiar with blades and knows how to sharpen them. When he talks about the story of killing his mother and Jesse, and his weapon of choice, he says, "Some people call it a kaiser blade. I call it a sling blade."
|What did Karl's mother make for him for supper, three or four times a week?||"Sling Blade" #1
Mustard and biscuits.. He waited for his mother to bring him some mustard and biscuits the night he killed her and her lover. He heard a noise and went up to the house to find his mother and get his supper. A man (Jesse Dixon) was on top of his mother, having his way with her. Jesse always teased Karl in school. He picked up a kaiser or sling blade (used for cutting weeds) and hit Jesse on the head and killed him. His mother was upset. Carl guessed that his mother didn't mind Jesse being there, so Carl killed her too.
In a hole in the ground, in a shed behind his parent's house.. His parents were poor and ignorant.They believed that Karl was not normal, therefore not worthy of being a regular member of the family. He was placed in a shed in the back of his house. The only place he had to sleep was in a hole in the ground with a quilt. He was teased in school so much, that instead of going to school he just sat in the shed and tinkered with lawn mowers and small engines.
|Two students come to interview Karl about his release. What are they not allowed to do?||"Sling Blade" #1
Take his picture.. Karl was teased so much growing up and has such low self-esteem. He also doesn't want anyone to know who he is or what he did. Jerry Woolridge, the state hospital director, said that Karl wouldn't even let them take his picture for the Easter collage.
Looking out a window.. Karl is in a state mental hospital for killing his mother and her lover. He is quietly sitting by a window in a large room with other patients. One of the patients, who is a sexual psychopath, drags a chair across the floor to come over and talk to Karl. He tells Karl some gruesome stories about his criminal activities.
|Karl goes to Linda's and is standing in front of Doyle. Karl asks how to call the police. Doyle asks him why he wants to know, and Karl says that he aims to kill him. Doyle takes a sip of beer, then tells Karl that you dial "911". What two emergency vehicles are mentioned?||"Sling Blade" #2
an ambulance and a 'hearst'. After Karl kills Doyle, he very politely calls the 911 dispatch and explains what he just did. He then goes and gets the mustard, sits at the kitchen table and has a biscuit.
|Karl goes to Vaughan's house and gives Vaughan all the money that he has made working for Bill Cox, to give to Linda and Frank. He asks Vaughan to do what that night?||"Sling Blade" #2
Have Linda and Frank stay at his house.. He warns Vaughan to keep everyone away from Linda's house, because Doyle is drinking and he's afraid of what might happen. He wants Vaughan to be a daddy to Frank. As Karl leaves the front porch of Vaughan's house,he says, "Karl?" Karl keeps on going.
|Karl finds Frank at the lake. Frank guesses that he is leaving. Karl gives him his books and a handmade bookmark. What does the bookmark say?||"Sling Blade" #2
"You will be happy.". Karl says "goodbye" to Frank and walks away from him. Frank takes out the bookmark and reads it. Frank's expression is of speculation as to what Karl means by putting that on a bookmark. He calls out, "Karl?" Karl keeps on going.
|Linda returns with the chicken to find Karl walking across the front yard with his books. He thanks Linda for everything and tells her that he fixed something. What did he fix?||"Sling Blade" #2
the washing machine. She is totally oblivious to the fact that Doyle has just threatened Frank and told Karl to leave.
|After Karl is baptized, Frank, Linda and Karl come back to Linda's house. Doyle is sitting in a chair in the living room. He tells Linda he wants some chicken. Linda leaves to go get it. What do Frank and Karl do?||"Sling Blade" #2
They stay at the house and get lectured by Doyle.. Unfortunately, the plot really turns here. Big mistake for Doyle to put his hands on Frank and tell Karl to leave.
|Karl goes to his father's house, he finds his father sitting in a chair surrounded by filth and trash. Who plays Karl's father?||"Sling Blade" #2
Robert Duvall. What a weird scene this is. He sees the hole in the ground in the shed where he slept, and his filthy old house. His father immediately telling him, "I got no boy." Karl tells him he would cut the grass for him, but his father rejects him, and just sits there babbling.
|Karl walks into Linda's bedroom in the middle of the night, and tells Linda he wants to get baptized. What is Karl holding in his hand?||"Sling Blade" #2
Hammer. Doyle is very upset by Karl waking them up in the middle of the night with a hammer in his hand.
Antique furniture and midgets. Also, Doyle doesn't like Frank because he thinks that he's a weak little kid. He doesn't like Vaughan because he's gay. He doesn't like Karl because he's retarded! This is a very immoral and unpleasant character.