Dead Man Walking (1995)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama

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A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.




  • Susan Sarandon and Roberta Maxwell in Dead Man Walking (1995)
  • Sean Penn in Dead Man Walking (1995)
  • Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking (1995)
  • Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking (1995)
  • Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn in Dead Man Walking (1995)
  • Raymond J. Barry in Dead Man Walking (1995)

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5 January 2000 | GregRG
Sean Penn is simply amazing!
There are few films where both the performances and directing are as powerful as they are in this film. Sean Penn is nothing less than awesome in a film that is as unflinching, intelligent, and thoughtful about the death penalty as any film could be. Writer/director Tim Robbins shows a depth beyond any reasonable expectation, Susan Sarandon is wonderful as the strong moral center of the film, and Sean Penn's performance is one of the most specific, thought provoking and eerily realistic performances ever put on film. In short, his performance is a masterpiece, as is this important film.

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Release Date:

2 February 1996



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Angola, Louisiana, USA

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,266 1 January 1996

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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