When I read the synopsis briefly, DEAD MAN WALKING kinda reminds me of some cheap TV movie drama out there. I can assure you, the plot of this movie isn't cheap at all. DEAD MAN WALKING has a complexity in its storytelling. It didn't simply put you in a black or white area. It's hard for you to decide who is the good guy or the bad guy. DEAD MAN WALKING is also great because it has such a compelling main characters..