R | | Crime, Drama
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.
The scene where Sister Helen was pulled over is based on an incident that happened to Helen Prejean during filming. She thought it was so funny that she asked to have it put into the film.
Sister Helen Prejean:
Look at you. Death is looking down your neck, and you're playing your little male come-on games.
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.
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)