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Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking

Dec 29, 1995 2h 2m
7.4
994 votes

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.

Title Dead Man Walking
Companies Havoc, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films
Countries United States of America, United Kingdom
Keywords prison, rape, nun, socially deprived family, penalty, death penalty, despair, death row, therapist, self-discovery, prison cell, court case, death sentence, doomed man, sentence, lethal injection, forgiveness, charity, mercy petition, rage and hate, unsociability, right and justice, court, cowardliness
Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon

Sister Helen Prejean
Sean Penn

Sean Penn

Matthew Poncelet
Robert Prosky

Robert Prosky

Hilton Barber
Raymond J. Barry

Raymond J. Barry

Earl Delacroix
R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey

Clyde Percy
Celia Weston

Celia Weston

Mary Beth Percy
Lois Smith

Lois Smith

Helen's Mother
Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson

Kaplan Farlely
Roberta Maxwell

Roberta Maxwell

Lucille Poncelet
Margo Martindale

Margo Martindale

Sister Colleen
Jack Black

Jack Black

Craig Poncelet
Ray Aranha

Ray Aranha

Luis Montoya
Peter Sarsgaard

Peter Sarsgaard

Walter Delacroix
Barton Heyman

Barton Heyman

Captain Beliveau
Steve Boles

Steve Boles

Sgt. Neal Trapp
Nesbitt Blaisdell

Nesbitt Blaisdell

Warden Hartman
Larry Pine

Larry Pine

Guy Gilardi
Kevin Cooney

Kevin Cooney

Governor Benedict
Clancy Brown

Clancy Brown

State Trooper
Michael Cullen

Michael Cullen

Carl Vitello
Missy Yager

Missy Yager

Hope Percy
Jon Abrahams

Jon Abrahams

Sonny Poncelet
Arthur Bridgers

Arthur Bridgers

Troy Poncelet
Steve Carlisle

Steve Carlisle

Helen's Brother
Eva Amurri Martino

Eva Amurri Martino

9-Year-Old Helen
Jack Henry Robbins

Jack Henry Robbins

Opossum Kid #1
Marcus Lyle Brown

Marcus Lyle Brown

Parole Board Member (uncredited)
Anthony Michael Frederick

Anthony Michael Frederick

Trustee (uncredited)
Thomas McGowan

Thomas McGowan

ER Doctor (uncredited)
Codie Scott

Codie Scott

Cop (uncredited)
Helen Prejean

Helen Prejean

Woman at Vigil (uncredited)
Miles Robbins

Miles Robbins

Boy in Church