Dead Man Walking ()

directed by Tim Robbins
featuring Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, R. Lee Ermey

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Tim Robbins' second directorial effort (after the political satire Bob Roberts) was this drama based on a true story, which explores the issue of capital punishment. Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon) is a nun and teacher living in rural Louisiana. One day, she receives a letter from Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn), who is scheduled to be executed soon for the rape and murder of two teenagers. After meeting Matthew, Sister Helen agrees to serve as spiritual counselor and see what she can do to stay the execution. However, ...

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PMS707

Aug 13, 2009

great movie

although i dont have the compassion nor do i agree with all that sister jean does, this movie was very well acted and portrayed by both main characters.

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