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, Eva Z. Cabrera, Allan F. Nicholls, Sam Hoffman|
|Writers||:||Helen Prejean, Tim Robbins, Brick Mason|
|Casts||:||Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, R. Lee Ermey, Celia Weston, Lois Smith, Scott Wilson, Roberta Maxwell, Margo Martindale, Jack Black, Ray Aranha, Peter Sarsgaard, Barton Heyman, Steve Boles, Nesbitt Blaisdell, Larry Pine, Kevin Cooney, Clancy Brown, Michael Cullen, Missy Yager, Jenny Krochmal, Jon Abrahams, Arthur Bridgers, Steve Carlisle, Eva Amurri Martino, Jack Henry Robbins, Dennis Neal, Molly Bryant, Adele Robbins, Pete Burris, Joan Glover, Lenore Banks, Scott Sowers, Cortez Nance Jr., Adam Nelson, Jeremy Knaster, Marcus Lyle Brown, Anthony Michael Frederick, Thomas McGowan, Codie Scott, Helen Prejean|
|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|
"Dead Man Walking" is a piece of incredible filmmaking. All the acting is top-notch and realistic, and the script examines the issue of the death penalty from both sides, paying equal homage to both. Above all, this is a deeply moving story of redemption, of death with dignity and loss of ego. Any film that deals this courageously and maturely with such incredibly difficult subject matter deserves a rating of 10/10. Thank you, Tim Robbins!