A simple man. A difficult choice.
25 years after commiting an unthinkable crime, quiet Karl is finally returning home. Once there, the mentally disabled man is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother. But when his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend, Karl is suddenly placed on a collision course with his past...
Winner of the 1997 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Billy Bob Thornton who was also nominated for the Best Actor award.