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Title:
Dead man walking
Author:
Robbins, Tim, 1958-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Tells the story of convicted killer Matthew Poncelet and Sister Helen Prejean, his spiritual advisor, and the journey they undertake in search of the truth.
General Note:
Based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean.

Videodisc release of the 1995 motion picture.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Program notes inserted in container.

Includes feature-length audio commentary by Tim Robbins and original theatrical trailer.

Widescreen and standard formats.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780792842682
UPC:
027616784926
Format :
DVD

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Summary

Summary

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, Matthew's claims of innocence seem shaky at best, and it's clear he's a reprehensible, amoral racist. When it becomes obvious that Matthew's sentence will be carried out, Sister Helen offers what comfort she can to Matthew, but also tries to guide him to an open admission of the extent of his crimes and an acceptance of divine forgiveness, telling him "I want the last face you see to be the face of love." Susan Sarandon won an Oscar for her performance as Sister Prejean, and Sean Penn was similarly nominated for Best Actor as Matthew. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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