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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Dead Man Walking
Director: Tim Robbins
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry

Tim Robbins' emotionally wrenching drama provides a well-balanced, thought-provoking and deeply moving condemnation of capital punishment. Susan Sarandon plays a nun who agrees to assist an inmate who is on death row for rape and murder. Carlito's Way reminded us how good of an actor Sean Penn can be, but here he's just phenomenal. The same goes for Sarandon, who won an Academy Award for her performance. Based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean.