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Dead Man Walking

1996 - R - 2:02
PolyGram Video
Directed by Tim Robbins
Susan Sarandon
Sean Penn
Robert Prosky
Robert J. Barry
R. Lee Ermey
Scott Wilson

Susan Sarandon stars in the extraordinary and powerful movie which brought her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Based on the New York Times #1 bestseller by Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., it soon became a box office sensation, featured on over fifty critics' top ten lists: Dead Man Walking. Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn) is the convicted killer of two teenage lovers, preparing to end his life on death row. In response to a letter, Sister Helen Prejean (Sarandon) visits Matthew and finds herself face-to-face with a killer who still pleads his innocence. When the date is set for his execution - death by lethal injection - Poncelet asks Sister Helen to be his spiritual advisor and she agrees, little knowing the outrage that will follow her decision. But the journey they will undertake in search of the truth, is as powerful and profound as you are ever likely to witness on screen.

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