Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking (1995)

Dead Man Walking
7.2/10 by 201 users

A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution. Susan Sarandon won an Oscar for best female actress for her convincing portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean.

Release Date:December 29, 1995
Production Company:Havoc, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films
Production Countries:United States of America, United Kingdom
Director:Tim Robbins, Allan F. Nicholls, Sam Hoffman
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Plot Keywords:prison, rape, socially deprived family, penalty, death penalty, despair, death row, begnadigung, therapist, self-discovery, prison cell, court case, death sentence, doomed man, sentence, lethal injection, forgiveness, charity, mercy petition, rage and hate, unsociability, right and justice, court, electric chair, cowardliness
  • Amazingly objective and moving
    March 12, 2001
    I'm astonished how a filmmaker notorious for his political left-wing fervor could make such a subtle, non-sanctimonious picture. If you're for capital punishment, you'll still be for it after seeing this. If you're against capital punishment, you'll still be against it. But whatever your stance is, this movie will, at the very least, make you reflect on why you feel the way you do. There's not one false note in the film.