R | | Crime, Drama
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.
How can you stand next to him?
Sister Helen Prejean: Mr. Percy, I'm just trying to follow the example of Jesus, who said that a person is not as bad as his worst deed.
Clyde Percy: This is not a person. This is an animal.
While Louisiana's lethal injection gurney is capable of being put in an upright position, inmates are only strapped to it when it is down.
This Film Was Edited On Old Fashioned Machines. This credit was inspired by John Ottman, editor of 'The Usual Suspects'. Ottman had wanted to put "edited on a piece of s*** Steenbeck" at the end of his movie, but settled for the more subtle "Edited on film". Tim Robbins heard about this, and decided to put his own variation of the line on the credits of 'Dead Man Walking.'
$3,571,599 (USA) (2 February 1996)
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