R | | Crime, Drama
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.
When writer and director Tim Robbins needed songs written for the film, he simply sent a cut of the film to several noted composers, among them Bruce Springsteen and Steve Earle and asked for a song.
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.
When Matt and Carl confront the couple in their car, Hope is wearing a reddish color blouse. When the scene cuts away to her being dragged into the forest, moments later, she is wearing a light blue blouse.
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.'
$118,266 1 January 1996
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