R | | Crime, Drama
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.
Sister Helen Prejean:
I want the last face you see in this world to be the face of love, so you look at me when they do this thing. I'll be the face of love for you.
In the flashback scenes of the murder, the dead couple have their hands bound behind their backs as the killers flee. In the flashbacks of the couple's bodies, the next day, both are seen with their hands unbound and their arms at their sides.
In the heart-shaped symbol at the end of the credits, the initials EMLA, JHR, MGR, and SS stand for Tim Robbins' family with Susan Sarandon (SS) -- Jack Henry Robbins and Miles Guthrie Robbins (their two sons together) and Eva Maria Livia Amurri (Sarandon's daughter with Franco Amurri).
$3,571,599 (USA) (2 February 1996)
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