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Dead Man Walking

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Brief Synopsis: "A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution. Susan Sarandon won an Oscar for best female actress for her convincing portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1995: # 0)


Rating:
97
Adjusted* Rating:
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97

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People Involved

  • Susan Sarandon (Sister Helen Prejean)
  • Sean Penn (Matthew Poncelet)
  • Robert Prosky (Hilton Barber)
  • Raymond J. Barry (Earl Delacroix)
  • R. Lee Ermey (Clyde Percy)
  • Celia Weston (Mary Beth Percy)
  • Lois Smith (Helens Mother)
  • Scott Wilson (Kaplan Farlely)
  • Roberta Maxwell (Lucille Poncelet)
  • Margo Martindale (Sister Colleen)
  • Jack Black (Craig Poncelet)
  • Ray Aranha (Luis Montoya)
  • Peter Sarsgaard (Walter Delacroix)
  • Barton Heyman (Captain Beliveau)
  • Steve Boles (Sgt. Neal Trapp)
  • Nesbitt Blaisdell (Warden Hartman)
  • Larry Pine (Guy Gilardi)
  • Kevin Cooney (Governor Benedict)
  • Clancy Brown (State Trooper)
  • Michael Cullen (Carl Vitello)
  • Missy Yager (Hope Percy)
  • Jenny Krochmal (Emily Percy)
  • Jon Abrahams (Sonny Poncelet)
  • Arthur Bridgers (Troy Poncelet)
  • Steve Carlisle (Helens Brother)
  • Eva Amurri (9-Year-Old Helen)
  • Jack Henry Robbins (Opossum Kid #1)
  • Dennis Neal (Henry)
  • Molly Bryant (Nellie)
  • Pete Burris (Parent #1)
  • Joan Glover (Parent #2)
  • Lenore Banks (Parent #4)
  • Scott Sowers (Guard #2)
  • Cortez Nance Jr. (Guard #3)
  • Adam Nelson (Guard #4)
  • Jeremy Knaster (Guard #7)
  • Marcus Lyle Brown (Parole Board Member (uncredited))
  • Anthony Michael Frederick (Trustee (uncredited))
  • Thomas McGowan (ER Doctor (uncredited))
  • Codie Scott (Cop (uncredited))
  • Helen Prejean (Woman at Vigil (uncredited))
  • (Director)