Dead Man Walking | 1995

Drama, Adaptation
Honoring the request of a lonely and desperate man, Sister Helen Prejean writes to Matthew Poncelet, the condemned killer of two teenage lovers, and is wholly unprepared for the relationship which will follow. When the ...more
Director: Tim Robbins
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Sister Helen Prejean

Actor

... Matthew Poncelet

Actor

... Hilton Barber

Actor

... Earl Delacroix

Actor

... Clyde Percy

Actor

... Mary Beth Percy

Actor

... Helen's Mother

Actor

... Chaplain Farley

Actor

... Lucille Poncelet

Actor

... Sister Colleen

Actor

... Captain Beliveau

Actor

... Sergeant Neal Trapp

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Book as Source Material

Company

Ali Khan Family

Production Company

Production Company

Boston Light & Sound Inc

Production Company

Brian Carmichael

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

Honoring the request of a lonely and desperate man, Sister Helen Prejean writes to Matthew Poncelet, the condemned killer of two teenage lovers, and is wholly unprepared for the relationship which will follow. When the date is set for Matthew's execution, he asks Sister Helen to be his spiritual advisor and she complies. As she comes to see the terrified human beneath Matt's brash, unrepentant facade, Sister Helen becomes increasingly disturbed, not only by the terrible anguish he suffers during the long countdown, but by the rage of the victims' families, who seek retribution for their unbearable loss. With his scheduled execution fast approaching, she struggles for the life, the dignity, and the soul of a confused and angry man. In the end, it is her faith and her fierce courage that sustains her when she stands with Matthew and with the victims' families.

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