Dead man walking

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Tim Robbins' second directorial effort (after the political satire Bob Roberts) was this drama based on a true story, which explores the issue of capital punishment. Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon) is a nun and teacher living in rural Louisiana. One day, she receives a letter from Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn), who is scheduled to be executed soon for the rape and murder of two teenagers. After meeting Matthew, Sister Helen agrees to serve as spiritual counselor and see what she can do to stay the execution. However, Matthew's claims of innocence seem shaky at best, and it's clear he's a reprehensible, amoral racist. When it becomes obvious that Matthew's sentence will be carried out, Sister Helen offers what comfort she can to Matthew, but also tries to guide him to an open admission of the extent of his crimes and an acceptance of divine forgiveness, telling him "I want the last face you see to be the face of love." Susan Sarandon won an Oscar for her performance as Sister Prejean, and Sean Penn was similarly nominated for Best Actor as Matthew. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID142a07a7-25c2-9ca3-23a2-df30ef5015d5
Grouping Titledead man walking
Grouping Authorpolygram filmed entertainment
Grouping Categorymovie
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auth_author2Abrahams, Jon, 1977-
Barry, Raymond J., 1939-
Black, Jack, 1969-
Ermey, Lee.
Heyman, Barton.
Kilik, Jon,
Kilik, Jon.
Krochmal, Jenny.
Martindale, Margo, 1951-
Maxwell, Roberta, 1942-
Penn, Sean, 1960-
Prejean, Helen.
Prosky, Robert, 1930-2008.
Provsky, Robert.
Robbins, Tim, 1958-
Sarandon, Susan, 1946-
Sarsgaard, Peter.
Simmons, Rudd,
Simmons, Rudd.
Smith, Lois, 1930-
Smith, Lois.
Weston, Celia, 1951-
Wilson, Scott, 1942-2018.
Yager, Missy.
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Barry, Raymond J.,1939-
Black, Jack,1969-
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Havoc (Firme)
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Kilik, Jon.
Krochmal, Jenny.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
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Maxwell, Roberta,1942-
Penn, Sean,1960-
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (Firm)
Prejean, Helen.Dead man walking.
Prosky, Robert,1930-2008.
Provsky, Robert.
Robbins, Tim,1958-
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Sarandon, Susan,1946-
Sarsgaard, Peter.
Simmons, Rudd,film producer.
Simmons, Rudd.
Smith, Lois,1930-
Smith, Lois.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Ltd.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Weston, Celia,1951-
Wilson, Scott,1942-2018.
Working Title Films.
Working Title/Havoc Productions.
Yager, Missy.
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Asesinato -- Teatro
Biographical films
Capital punishment
Capital punishment -- Drama
Capital punishment -- Religious aspects
Capital punishment -- Religious aspects -- Drama
Capital punishment -- United States
Capital punishment -- United States -- Drama
Death row inmates
Death row inmates -- Drama
Feature films
Feature films -- United States
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Longs métrages
Monjas -- Teatro
Murderers -- Drama
Nuns -- Drama
Peine de mort -- Aspect religieux
Peine de mort -- États-Unis
Prejean, Helen
Prejean, Helen -- Adaptations cinématographiques et télévisees
Prejean, Helen. -- Film adaptations
United States
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Vidéos pour handicapés auditifs
title_displayDead man walking
title_fullDead man walking / Polygram Filmed Entertainment presents a Working Title/Havoc production ; a film by Tim Robbins ; produced by Jon Kilik, Tim Robbins and Rudd Simmons ; written and directed by Tim Robbins
Dead man walking [videorecording] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment presents a Working Title/Havoc production ; a film by Tim Robbins ; produced by Jon Kilik, Tim Robbins, Rudd Simmons ; written and directed by Tim Robbins
Dead man walking [videorecording] / Polygram Filmed Entertainment presents a Working Title/Havoc production ; produced by Jon Kilik, Tim Robbins, Rudd Simmons ; written and directed by Tim Robbins
Dead man walking [videorecording] / producers, Jon Kilik, Tim Robbins and Rudd Simmons ; written and directed by Tim Robbins ; production, Polygram Filmed Entertainment presents a Working Title / Havoc
title_shortDead man walking
Aspect religieux
Capital punishment
Death row inmates
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Longs métrages
Peine de mort
Prejean, Helen
Religious aspects
Vidéos pour handicapés auditifs