Release Date
2 Feb 1996
MPAA Rating
R
Runtime
122 min
Genres
Crime, Drama

Dead Man Walking

A convicted murderer on Death Row and the nun who befriends him. Through the portrayal of finely drawn characters and their interactions as the days, hours, and minutes tick down to the condemned man's execution, powerful emotions are unleashed. While Matthew Poncelet and Sister Prejean desperately try to gain a stay of execution from the governor or the courts, scenes are intercut from the brutal crime, gradually revealing the truth about the events that transpired. In addition to her temporal help, the nun also tries to reach out spiritually and assist as a guide to salvation.

Director

Tim Robbins

Writers

Helen Prejean (book), Tim Robbins

Cast

Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry

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