History Film / SlingBlade

15th Sep '17 5:00:56 AM HimInTheCorner
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* HeroicSacrifice: Although Karl Childers didn't die he, sacrificed his freedom, by doing Doyle in, to help Linda,and Frank to live a better life without being pushed around. In the end he's back where he started in the mental institution.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Although Karl Childers didn't die he, die, he sacrificed his freedom, by doing Doyle in, in to help Linda,and Linda and Frank to live a better life without being pushed around. In the end he's back where he started in the mental institution.



* MeaningfulEcho: "Karl?" All four times spoken by [[spoiler: characters seeing him for the last time. [[KarmicDeath The fourth, chillingly so]]]].

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* MeaningfulEcho: "Karl?" All four times spoken by [[spoiler: characters seeing him for the last time. The [[FourIsDeath fourth]], [[KarmicDeath The fourth, chillingly so]]]].so]]]].
1st Sep '17 5:35:39 AM lolface123
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* TranquilFury: From the moment he states his intentions to murder Doyle, right to the moment he hacks the lawnmower blade into his head and waits for the cops after calling them, he's perfectly calm about the situation.
27th Aug '17 4:04:54 PM nombretomado
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* StraightGay: Vaughan, played by the late Creator/JohnRitter, [[ActorAllusion who]] once played [[ThreesCompany a man acting like he was gay]]. Averted with [[CampGay Albert Sellers]], who despite having only a couple of lines, surely shows his personality.

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* StraightGay: Vaughan, played by the late Creator/JohnRitter, [[ActorAllusion who]] once played [[ThreesCompany [[Series/ThreesCompany a man acting like he was gay]]. Averted with [[CampGay Albert Sellers]], who despite having only a couple of lines, surely shows his personality.
15th May '17 1:15:43 PM thecarolinabull01
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Doyle is misogynistic, homophobic, abelist and a ChildHater.
12th May '17 4:00:32 PM KenmonoBrettSmith
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* EverybodyKnewAlready: Vaughan wants his homosexuality kept quiet amongst his friends, but they tell him practically the whole town knows already.

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* EverybodyKnewAlready: Vaughan wants his homosexuality kept quiet amongst among his friends, but they tell him practically the whole town knows already.


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* HeroicSacrifice: Although Karl Childers didn't die he, sacrificed his freedom, by doing Doyle in, to help Linda,and Frank to live a better life without being pushed around. In the end he's back where he started in the mental institution.
6th May '17 12:10:57 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Karl loves him some French-fried potaters and biscuits with mustard. He'll also take a couple of cans of that Potted Meat, if'n you have any ex-try, mm-hmm.
9th May '16 8:38:06 AM lady_peaseblossom
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11th Sep '15 7:15:32 PM eroock
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-->''"Some folks call it a sling blade, I call it a Kaiser blade."''
--->'''Karl Childers'''

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-->''"Some ->''"Some folks call it a sling blade, I call it a Kaiser blade."''
--->'''Karl -->-- '''Karl Childers'''



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* StatingTheSimpleSolution: A man who owns a repair shop spends hours trying to figure out why a small engine won't start. Karl then points out that it doesn't have any gas.
31st Dec '14 6:52:49 PM nombretomado
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* StraightGay: Vaughan, played by the late JohnRitter, [[ActorAllusion who]] once played [[ThreesCompany a man acting like he was gay]]. Averted with [[CampGay Albert Sellers]], who despite having only a couple of lines, surely shows his personality.

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* StraightGay: Vaughan, played by the late JohnRitter, Creator/JohnRitter, [[ActorAllusion who]] once played [[ThreesCompany a man acting like he was gay]]. Averted with [[CampGay Albert Sellers]], who despite having only a couple of lines, surely shows his personality.
13th Nov '14 12:30:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding:]] [[spoiler: Sure, the horribly abusive monster is out of our protagonists' lives for good, but Karl is, again, locked up in the state hospital. At least he [[TookALevelInBadass can now stand up for himself]] against the pervert Charles Bushman.]]
* [[spoiler: BloodlessCarnage]]: [[spoiler: You'd think with the force Karl uses with that blade there'd be a little splatter or at least a little on his hand, but there's none.]]

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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding:]] BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Sure, the horribly abusive monster is out of our protagonists' lives for good, but Karl is, again, locked up in the state hospital. At least he [[TookALevelInBadass can now stand up for himself]] against the pervert Charles Bushman.]]
* [[spoiler: BloodlessCarnage]]: BloodlessCarnage: [[spoiler: You'd think with the force Karl uses with that blade there'd be a little splatter or at least a little on his hand, but there's none.]]



* [[spoiler: DropTheHammer]]: [[spoiler: Karl sure does want to, right on Doyle's head, but he had horrible timing. He changed his pre-emptive strike into the BLAM mentioned in YMMV.]]

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* [[spoiler: DropTheHammer]]: DropTheHammer: [[spoiler: Karl sure does want to, right on Doyle's head, but he had horrible timing. He changed his pre-emptive strike into the BLAM mentioned in YMMV.]]



* [[spoiler: HopeSpot]]: [[spoiler: Near the end of the movie: about three or four minutes are spent with no dialog, simply Karl walking around contemplating the situation: he knows if he goes through with it, he'll at the very least be put in jail, but standing at Doyle's house he decides it's in Frank and Linda's best interest. The extended version draws this out by about a minute, to very tense effect.]]

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* [[spoiler: HopeSpot]]: HopeSpot: [[spoiler: Near the end of the movie: about three or four minutes are spent with no dialog, simply Karl walking around contemplating the situation: he knows if he goes through with it, he'll at the very least be put in jail, but standing at Doyle's house he decides it's in Frank and Linda's best interest. The extended version draws this out by about a minute, to very tense effect.]]
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