Dead Man Walking

1995

R

122 Min

Dead Man Walking

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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 partial of Sister Helen Prejean.

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N/A
Released:
Dec 29th, 1995
Revenue:
$39,363,635.00
Country:
USA

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Dead Man Walking

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Assigned to spiritually counsel a condemned murderer, a nun tries to give the angry young man a sense of responsibility for his actions. Best Actress Oscar for Sarandon.

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- After being told that she would be played in the film by "a famous actress from Thelma & Louise", Sister Helen Prejean was introduced to Susan Sarandon and said "Thank God, she's…More

- The real Sister Helen appears outside the prison during a candlelight vigil scene.

- In reality, Elmo Patrick Sonnier and Robert Lee Willie, both inmates on whom Sean Penn's character Matthew Poncelet is based on, were executed by the electric chair in Louisiana in 1984; by 1993,…More

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