Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre Crime; Drama
Studio MGM / UA
Movie Release Date 1995
Country UK
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 2 hr 2 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.7
Sean Penn Mathew Poncelet
Susan Sarandon Sister Helen Prejean
Raymond J. Barry Earl Delacroix
R. Lee Ermey Clyde Percy
Robert Prosky Hilton Barber
Scott Wilson Chaplain Farlely
Celia Weston Mary Beth Percy
Adam Nelson Guard #4
Sally Ann Roberts Reporter #2
Larry Pine Guy Gilardi
Cortez Nance, Jr. Guard #3
Lois Smith Helen's mother
Roberta Maxwell Lucille Poncelet
Margo Martindale Sister Colleen
Barton Heyman Capt. Beliveau
Steve Boles Sgt. Neal Trapp
Nesbitt Blaisdell Warden Hartman
Ray Aranha Luis Montoya
Director Tim Robbins
Writer Tim Robbins
Producer Jon Kilik
Producer Tim Robbins
Writer Helen Prejean
Producer Tim Bevan
Producer Eric Fellner
Musician David Robbins
Cinematography Roger Deakins
"A courageous and passionate drama." - Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Inspired by the true story of a nun's relationship with a condemned man, this provocative examination of crime, punishment and redemption earned Susan Sarandon the 1995 Oscar for Best Actress and Sean Penn an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Dead Man Walking is a "fast-moving and absorbing" film filled with "genuine suspense" (Variety) that will leave you awe-struck from beginning to end.
Sister Helen Prejean (Sarandon), a compassionate New Orleans nun, is the spiritual advisor to Matthew Poncelet (Penn), a vicious, angry and complex murderer awaiting execution. Her dedication is to help others, like Matthew, find salvation. But as she attempts to navigate Matthew's dark soul, she encounters a depth of evil that makes her question how far redemption can really go. Can she stave off the fateful day of execution long enough to save Matthew, or will she discover a truth that will rock the very foundation by which she lives her life?
Disc 1: Theatrical Trailer
Feature-Length Audio Commentary by Tim Robbins
Collectible Booklet
Personal Details
My Rating 0
Index 96
Collection Status In Collection
Links DVD Empire
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Edition Details
Distributor MGM Home Entertainment
Edition Movie-Only Edition
Barcode 027616784926
Region 2
Chapters 32
Release Date 07-Dec-99
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Subtitles Portuguese; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2