R | | Crime, Drama
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.
This movie marks the second collaboration between Susan Sarandon and Margo Martindale. They previously appeared together in Lorenzo's Oil (1992).
Sister Helen Prejean:
Show me some respect, Matthew.
Matthew Poncelet: Why? 'Cause you're a nun?
Sister Helen Prejean: Because I'm a person.
When Sister Helen is being pulled over for speeding, the camera shows the view through the rear view mirror. In this shot, the cop car behind her is driving on a straight road with a dashed center line. The next shot show's both cars on a curved portion of the road with a solid/dashed (passing) center line.
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).
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