Dead Man Walking



122 Min

Dead Man Walking


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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Dec 29th, 1995


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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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- The film was very much a family affair for Tim Robbins. Aside from directing his long term companion Susan Sarandon to an Oscar, he also cast his father, Gil Robbins (Bishop Norwich), mother…More

- Because Peter Sarsgaard and Missy Yager's brutal rape scene was filmed in the mud, every time they did a new take they had to get up, get showered, get dressed, put new makeup on and do it…More

- 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

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