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Dead Man Walking [1995 film] by Tim Robbins
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Dead Man Walking [1995 film]

by Tim Robbins (Director)

Other authors: Sean Penn (Actor), Helen Prejean (Original book), Robert Prosky, Susan Sarandon (Actor)

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Robbins, TimDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Penn, SeanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Prejean, HelenOriginal booksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Prosky, Robertsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sarandon, SusanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn) is the convicted killer of two teenage lovers, preparing to end his life on death row. In response to a letter, Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon) visits Matthew and finds herself face-to-face with a killer who still pleads his innocence. When the date is set for his execution-death by lethal injection-Poncelet asks Sister Helen to be his spiritual advisor and she agrees, little knowing the outrage that will follow her decision. But the journey they will undertake in search of the truth, is as powerful and profound as you are ever likely to witness on screen.

Running time: 122 min. (Adult)
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Tells the story of convicted killer Matthew Poncelet and Sister Helen Prejean, his spiritual advisor, and the journey they undertake in search of the truth.

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