Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking

About Dead Man Walking

Confronted with the anger of the community and the private pain of his victims’ parents, Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon), overcomes her own fears to fight for the life and soul of Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn). Honoring the request of a lonely and desperate man, Sister Helen writes to Matthew Poncelet, the condemned killer of two teenage lovers, and is wholly unprepared for the relationship which follows. When the date is set for Matthew’s execution, he asks Sister Helen to be his spiritual advisor and she complies.

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