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Dead Man Walking (film) Quotes

Dead Man Walking (film) is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 . Dead Man Walking ended its run in 1970.

It features Jon Kilik as producer, David Robbins (composer) in charge of musical score, and Roger Deakins as head of cinematography.

Dead Man Walking (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Dead Man Walking (film) is 122 minutes long. Dead Man Walking (film) is distributed by Gramercy Pictures.

The cast includes: Sean Penn as Matthew Poncelet, Sean Penn as Matthew, Robert Prosky as Hilton Barber, Clancy Brown as State trooper, R. Lee Ermey as Clyde Percy, Raymond J. Barry as Earl Delacroix, and Margo Martindale as Sister Colleen.

Dead Man Walking (film) Quotes

Sean Penn as Matthew Poncelet

  • (Sean Penn) "I was just fucking chicken."
  • (Sister Helen Prejean) "You are a son of God."
  • (Sean Penn) "Thank you. I've never been called a son of God before."
  • (Sean Penn) "I've been called a son of a you-know-what plenty of times, but I've never been called a son of God."
  • (Unnamed) "Do you have any last words, Poncelet?"
  • (Sean Penn) "Yes, I do."
  • (Sean Penn) "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."
  • (R. Lee Ermey) "How about us?"
  • (Sean Penn) "Mr. and Mrs. Percy, I hope my death gives you some relief."
  • (Sean Penn) "I like rebels. Some blacks is ok. Martin Luther King, he led his people all the way to DC and kicked the white man's butt."
  • (Sister Helen Prejean) "You respect Martin Luther King?"
  • (Sean Penn) "He put up a fight. He wasn't lazy."
  • (Sister Helen Prejean) "What about lazy whites?"
  • (Sean Penn) "Don't like 'em."
  • (Sister Helen Prejean) "So it's lazy people you don't like?"
  • (Sean Penn) "I just wanna say I think killin' is wrong, no matter who does it, whether it's me or y'all or your government."
  • (Sean Penn) "It's quiet. Only three days left. Plenty of time to read my Bible and look for a loophole."
  • (Sister Helen Prejean) "Show me some respect, Matthew."
  • (Sean Penn) "Why? 'Cause you're a nun?"
  • (Sister Helen Prejean) "Because I'm a person."
  • (Sean Penn) "Thank you for loving me."

Clancy Brown as State trooper

  • (Clancy Brown) "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?"

Raymond J. Barry as Earl Delacroix

  • (Raymond J. Barry) "My wife filed for divorce this afternoon. We just have different ways to deal with our son's death. Until death do us part."

Margo Martindale as Sister Colleen

  • (Margo Martindale) "If Matt dies, guess who he'll be buried next to?"
  • (Sister Helen Prejean) "Who's the last person to die?"
  • (Margo Martindale) "Sister Celestine."
  • (Sister Helen Prejean) "Oh Lord."
  • (Margo Martindale) "You remember when that sweet little girl in the convent came after her wedding day to introduce her husband to us?"
  • (Sister Helen Prejean) "Sister Celestine said, "I'm glad I never had to share my bed with a man.""
  • (Margo Martindale) "She loved her celibacy so much."
  • (Sister Helen Prejean) "I know. She's gonna be lying next to a man for all eternity."

R. Lee Ermey as Clyde Percy

  • (R. Lee Ermey) "How can you stand next to him?"
  • (Sister Helen Prejean) "Mr. Percy, I'm just trying to follow the example of Jesus, who said that a person is not as bad as his worst deed."
  • (R. Lee Ermey) "This is not a person. This is an animal."

Robert Prosky as Hilton Barber

  • (Robert Prosky) "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 'em, in the gas chamber. But now -- Now 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. 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 horror show -- We don't have to taste the blood of revenge on our lips, while this, human being's organs writhe, and twist, and contort -- We just sit there, quietly. Nod our heads, and say: 'Justice has been done.'"

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