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Dead Man Walking

R

29 Dec 1995

2 hr 2 min

Drama

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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 portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean.

Details

Status: Released
Countries: United Kingdom, USA
Language: English
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 15 nominations.
Budget: $11M

Direction

Tim Robbins

Production

R.A. White (Associate Producer)
Eric Fellner (Executive Producer)
Jon Kilik (Producer)
Rudd Simmons (Producer)
Allan F. Nicholls (Associate Producer)
Mark Seldis (Associate Producer)
Tim Robbins (Producer)
Tim Bevan (Executive Producer)

Writing

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Acting

Susan Sarandon (as Sister Helen Prejean)
Sean Penn (as Matthew Poncelet)
Robert Prosky (as Hilton Barber)
Raymond J. Barry (as Earl Delacroix)
R. Lee Ermey (as Clyde Percy)
Celia Weston (as Mary Beth Percy)
Lois Smith (as Helen's Mother)
Scott Wilson (as Kaplan Farlely)
Roberta Maxwell (as Lucille Poncelet)
Margo Martindale (as Sister Colleen)
Jack Black (as Craig Poncelet)
Ray Aranha (as Luis Montoya)
Peter Sarsgaard (as Walter Delacroix)