Dead Man Walking

Tim Robbins

A convicted murderer on Death Row and the nun who befriends him. Through the portrayal of finely drawn characters and their interactions as the days, hours, and minutes tick down to the condemned man's execution, powerful emotions are unleashed. While Matthew Poncelet and Sister Prejean desperately try to gain a stay of execution from the governor or the courts, scenes are intercut from the brutal crime, gradually revealing the truth about the events that transpired. In addition to her temporal help, the nun also tries to reach out spiritually and assist as a guide to salvation. (www.imdb.com)

Credits

Content rating
16
Director
Tim Robbins
Country
United States
Type
Fiction
Duration
118 minutes
Themes
death penalty
Year
1995