Forceful, true-life drama starring Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon as Sister Helen Prejean, a progressive Louisiana nun who decides to serve as spiritual advisor to convicted racist murderer Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn) before he's executed by lethal injection. Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry also star. Directed by Tim Robbins; features a title song by Bruce Springsteen. 122 min. Standard and Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; theatrical trailer; audio commentary by Robbins.