Matthew Poncelet is the convicted killer of two teenage lovers, preparing to end his life on death row. In response to a letter, Sister Helen Prejean visits Matthew and finds herself face-to-face with a killer who still pleads his innocence. When the date is set for his execution death by lethal injection, Poncelet asks Sister Helen to be his spiritual advisor and she agrees, little knowing the outrage that will follow her decision.
Murderers -- Fiction.
Nuns -- Fiction.
Prejean, Helen -- Fiction.
Prejean, Helen. Dead man walking -- Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Churgin, Lisa Zeno, 1955- editor of moving image work.
Deakins, Roger A., 1949- director of photography.
Ermey, Lee, actor.
Kilik, Jon, film producer.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc., publisher.
Penn, Sean, 1960- actor.
Prosky, Robert, 1930-2008, actor.
Robbins, David, 1955- composer.
Robbins, Tim, 1958- film director, screenwriter, film producer.
Sarandon, Susan, 1946- actor.
Simmons, Rudd, film producer.
Smith, Lois, 1930- actor.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., film distributor.
Weston, Celia, 1951- actor.
Wilson, Scott, 1942-2018 actor.
motion picture adaptation of (work): Prejean, Helen. Dead man walking.