A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution. Susan Sarandon won an Oscar for best female actress for her convincing portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean.

Directing:
  • Tim Robbins

Writing:
  • Tim Robbins
  • Helen Prejean
  • Brick Mason

Stars:
Release Date: 1995-12-29
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  • Country: US, GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 122
  • Budget: $11,000,000
  • Revenue: $39,363,635
Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaa...
Walter Delacroix
Sean Penn
Sean Penn
Matthew Poncelet
Clancy Brown
Clancy Brown
State Trooper
R. Lee Ermey
R. Lee Ermey
Clyde Percy
Margo Martindale
Margo Martind...
Sister Colleen
Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarando...
Sister Helen Prejean
Robert Prosky
Robert Prosky
Hilton Barber
Raymond J. Barry
Raymond J. Ba...
Earl Delacroix
Celia Weston
Celia Weston
Mary Beth Percy
Lois Smith
Lois Smith
Helen's Mother
Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson
Kaplan Farlely
Roberta Maxwell
Roberta Maxwe...
Lucille Poncelet
Jack Black
Jack Black
Craig Poncelet
Barton Heyman
Barton Heyman
Captain Beliveau
Larry Pine
Larry Pine
Guy Gilardi
Kevin Cooney
Kevin Cooney
Governor Benedict
Missy Yager
Missy Yager
Hope Percy
Jon Abrahams
Jon Abrahams
Sonny Poncelet
Arthur Bridgers
Arthur Bridge...
Troy Poncelet
Eva Amurri Martino
Eva Amurri Ma...
9-Year-Old Helen
Adele Robbins
Adele Robbins
Nurse
Lenore Banks
Lenore Banks
Parent #4
Adam Nelson
Adam Nelson
Guard #4
Marcus Lyle Brown
Marcus Lyle B...
Parole Board Member (uncredited)
Anthony Michael Frederick
Anthony Micha...
Trustee (uncredited)
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