Tim Robbins, husband of Susan Sarandon ( who played Sister Helen in the film Dead Man Walking
( wrote the stage version.
As in Dead Man Walking
," she writes, "this is my eyewitness account of accompanying two men to execution--but with one huge difference: I believe that the two men I tell about here--Dobie Gillis Williams and Joseph Roger O'Dell--were innocent.
If Dead Man Walking
comes off as weaker than other films I've mentioned, it's partly for an honorable reason: Tim Robbins has dared to take seriously Sister Helen's way of thinking.
He has told prison bosses that other inmates have told him he is a dead man walking
and as a safety precaution they have placed him in protection.
During Dead Man Walking
, he sang while doing push-ups and took the taxing emotional journey with the whole cast.
MY FINAL CANDIDATE IN THIS SHORT list is Dead Man Walking
, Tim Robbins' 1995 film version of Sister Helen Prejean's account of her death row ministry.
With his first opera, Dead Man Walking
, gay composer Jake Heggie reclaims a dream he thought was lost forever
The actress - who won as Oscar for Dead Man Walking
- is now part owner of the SPiN chain of table tennis bars that started in a New York basement and now has branches in Milwaukee, Toronto and Los Angeles.
THE former lover of Scissor Sister Linda Mulhall has been put in protective custody after being warned he's a dead man walking
HARDMAN gangster Ian "Blink" McDonald last night admitted:"I'm a dead man walking
To Sister Helen Prejean--author of the book Dead Man Walking
, which triggered first a movie and now an opera, but, most importantly, a new national consciousness about the death penalty--to Governor George Ryan of Illinois who suspended the death penalty this past year, to others who followed suit, and to all people on death rows everywhere, merry Christmas.
Prosecutors alleged that Charles McDonagh went up to the victim's window armed with a hammer and said: "Your dad's a dead man walking
- I will cut him from ear to ear.
They've left a good man in Rafa Benitez as a dead man walking
, and it's the fans who will lose out.