“Dead Man Walking” quotes(1995)
Plot – In Louisiana, the young Matthew Poncelet is sentenced to death. He writes to Sister Helen Prejean to privately talk to her. With the friend Carl Vitello, the guy killed a couple in the wood. Vitello avoided the death penalty thanks to good lawyers, while Matthew wasn’t successful. Sister Helen gets ready for the unexpected mission. Matthew is scornful, but actually he is desperate and, after few days with the nun, he has a deep crisis.
All actors – Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, R. Lee Ermey, Celia Weston, Lois Smith, Scott Wilson, Roberta Maxwell, Margo Martindale, Barton Heyman, Steve Boles, Nesbitt Blaisdell, Ray Aranha, Larry Pine, Gil Robbins, Kevin Cooney, Clancy Brown, Adele Robbins, Michael Cullen, Peter Sarsgaard, Missy Yager, Jenny Krochmal, Jack Black, Jon Abrahams, Arthur Bridgers, Steve Carlisle, Helen Hester, Eva Amurri Martino, Jack Henry Robbins, Gary 'Buddy' Boe, Amy Long, Dennis Neal, Molly Bryant, Pamela Garmon, Adrian Colon, John D. Wilmot, Margaret Lane, Sally Ann Roberts, Alec Gifford, John Hurlbutt, Mike Longman, Pete Burris, Joan Glover, Florrie Hathorn, Lenore Banks, Idella Cassamier, Marlon Horton, Kenitra Singleton, Palmer Jackson, Johnathan Thomas, Walter Breaux Jr., Scott Sowers, Cortez Nance Jr., Adam Nelson, Dalvin Ford, Derek Steeley, Jeremy Knaster, Mary Robbins, Miles Robbins, Marcus Lyle Brown, Joanna Doherty, Anthony Michael Frederick, Rawleigh Moreland, Helen Prejean, Codie Scottshow all
“Dead Man Walking” Quotes 16 quotes
“The death penalty. It's nothin' new; it's been with us for centuries. We've buried people alive; lopped off their heads with an axe; burned them alive at a public square... gruesome spectacles. In this century, we kept searchin' for more and more humane ways... of killin' people that we didn't like. We've shot 'em with firing squads; suffocated...” (continue)(continue reading)
“We put 'em to death just like an old horse. His face just, goes to sleep, while, inside, his organs are going through armageddon. The muscles of his face would twist, and contort, and pull, but you see, shot number one relaxes all those muscles so we don't have to see any horrorshow... We don't have to taste the blood of revenge on our lips,...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Matthew Poncelet: Mr. Delacroix, I don't wanna leave this world with any hate in my heart. I ask your forgiveness for what I done. It was a terrible thing I done, taking your son away from you.
- Clyde Percy: How about us?
- Matthew Poncelet: Mr. and Mrs. Percy, I hope my death gives you some relief.”
“I want the last face you see in this world to be the face of love, so you look at me when they do this thing. I'll be the face of love for you.”
“My wife filed for divorce this afternoon. We just have different ways to deal with our son's death. Until death do us part.”
“I never gave a ticket to a nun before. I gave a ticket to a guy from the IRS one time. Got audited the next year. I'll tell you what, this time I'll let this one slide, but keep your speed down, yeah?”
“We have developed a device that is the most humane of all. Lethal injection. We strap the guy up. We anesthetize him with shot number one; then we give him shot number two, and that implodes his lungs, and shot number three stops... his heart.”
“Thank you for loving me.”
“It's not faith, it's work.”
- Sister Helen Prejean: What he was involved with was evil. I don't condone it. I just don't see the sense of killing people to say that killing people's wrong.
- Guard #1: You know what the Bible say, "An eye for an eye".
- Sister Helen Prejean: You know what else the Bible ask for death as a punishment? For adultery, prostitution,... (continue)(continue reading)
“A mother's arms are strong when her child is in danger.”