- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.5/10
- Director: Tim Robbins
- Country: English
- Year: 1995
- Duration: 122 min
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim’s families.
A convicted murderer on Death Row and the nun who befriends him. Through the portrayal of finely drawn characters and their interactions as the days, hours, and minutes tick down to the condemned man’s execution, powerful emotions are unleashed. While Matthew Poncelet and Sister Prejean desperately try to gain a stay of execution from the governor or the courts, scenes are intercut from the brutal crime, gradually revealing the truth about the events that transpired. In addition to her temporal help, the nun also tries to reach out spiritually and assist as a guide to salvation.
Susan Sarandon, Robert Prosky, R. Lee Ermey, Lois Smith, Roberta Maxwell, Barton Heyman, Nesbitt Blaisdell, Larry Pine, Sean Penn, Raymond J. Barry, Celia Weston, Scott Wilson, Margo Martindale, Steve Boles, Ray Aranha,