Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking (1995)

Dead Man Walking
7.2/10 by 241 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
MPAA Rating:R
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
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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
  • Incredible filmmaking
    March 20, 2000
    "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!