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Murder in the First (1995)

R 01/20/1995 (US) CrimeDrama 2h 2m

The trial that brought down Alcatraz


Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in complete darkness, only to emerge a madman and soon to be a murderer. The story follows a rookie lawyer attempting to prove that Alcatraz was to blame.

  1. Marc Rocco


  2. Dan Gordon


Top Billed Cast

  1. Christian Slater

    Christian Slater

    James Stamphill

  2. Kevin Bacon

    Kevin Bacon

    Henri Young

  3. Gary Oldman

    Gary Oldman


  4. Embeth Davidtz

    Embeth Davidtz

    Mary McCasslin

  5. William H. Macy

    William H. Macy

    Bill McNeill

  6. Stephen Tobolowsky

    Stephen Tobolowsky

    Mr. Henkin

  7. Brad Dourif

    Brad Dourif

    Byron Stamphill

  8. Kyra Sedgwick

    Kyra Sedgwick


  9. Mia Kirshner

    Mia Kirshner

    Rosetta Young

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Murder in the First
Murder in the First

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue $17,381,942.00


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