Dead Man Walking
- Original title
Dead Man Walking
- Running time
- 120 min.
- United States
Tim Robbins (Book: Helen Prejean)
Raymond J. Barry,
R. Lee Ermey,
Polygram Filmed Entertainment / Working Title Films / Havoc
Drama | Crime. Prison Drama. Religion. Based On A True Story
- Synopsis / Plot
- This acclaimed film traces the relationship between a death-row inmate and the local nun to whom he turns for spiritual guidance in the days leading up to his scheduled execution. Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn) has been convicted of the rape and murder of two young lovers and is awaiting execution. Susan Sarandon plays Sister Helen Prejean, a nun who has devoted herself to God and to helping the less fortunate. Prejean faces a moral crisis as she tries to reconcile her anti-death penalty views with the truth of Poncelet’s actions and the pain felt by the victim’s families.
: Oscar: Best Actress (Sarandon). 4 Nominations
: 3 Nominations for Golden Globe: Actor Drama (Penn), Actress Drama, Screenplay
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actress (Sarandon)
: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Actor (Sean Penn)
: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actor (Sean Penn). 2 Nominations
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actress (Susan Sarandon). 2 Nominations
1995: Chicago Film Critics Association: Nom. for Best Actor (Sean Penn)
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