WRITER............. BILLY BOB THORNTON
DIRECTOR......... BILLY BOB THORNTON
STARRING......... BILLY BOB THORNTON,DWIGHT YOAKAM,J.T. WALSH,JOHN RITTER,LUCAS BLACK,NATALIE CANERDAY,JAMES HAMPTON,ROBERT DUVALL,RICK DIAL,BRENT BRISCOE,CHRISTINE RENEE WARD,SARAH BOSS,KATHY SUE BROWN,WENDELL RAFFERTY,BRUCE HAMPTON ....
A partially handicapped man named Karl is released from a mental hospital, several 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's house with his mother Linda- who views Karl as a strange but kind and generous man. However, Linda's abusive boyfriend Doyle, sees things differently in the way rules ought to be run- normally insulting Linda's homosexual friend Vaughan as well as Karl's disabilities, and having wild parties with his friends. As Karl's relation with Frank grows, he is ever so watchful of Doyle's cruel actions.
TAGLINE: Sometimes a hero comes from the most unlikely place. A simple man. A difficult choice.