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Murder in the First (1995)

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Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 2h 2m · 1/20/1995

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One broke his silence. The other broke the system.

Description

Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon and Gary Oldman star in Murder in the First, the compelling, fact-based story of the trial that shut down the dungeons of Alcatraz. In a haunting performance, Bacon plays convict Henri Young. His crime: heisting $5 for his starving sister. His fate: worse than death. He's confined to the dungeons after a failed escape – an isolation lasting three mind-shattering years. When Henri at last emerges, he's confused, savage, barely human...and he quickly slays the stoolie who ratted on his escape. It's an open-and-shut case of Murder One. But a resolute attorney (Slater) has another option. He and Henri will put Alcatraz and its sadistic associate warden (Oldman) on trial.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

United States, France

Production Companies

Warner Bros., Canal+, The Wolper Organization

Budget

$23,000,000

Revenue

$17,382,000
Cast
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Christian Slater

James Stamphill
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James Keane

Alcatraz Guard
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Lance Brady

Alcatraz Guard
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Michael Merrins

Alcatraz Guard
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Ray Quartermus

City Jail Guard
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Lee E. Mathis

City Jail Guard
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Wayne Parks

City Jail Guard
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Warren Spottiswood

Cable Car Conductor (as Warren Spottswood)
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Thomas Fenske

Newsreel Reporter
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Robert Lee

Newsreel Reporter
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Sheldon Feldner

Man on the Street
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Fred Franklin

Man on the Street
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Danny Kovacs

Man on the Street
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Joseph Lucas

Man on the Street
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William Hall

Man on the Street
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Bill Barretta

Man on the Street
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Randall Dudley

Man on the Street
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Wally Rose

Shopkeeper
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Amanda Borden

Rosetta Young, age 9
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Eve Brenner

Winthrop's Secretary
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Joseph Cole

Marshall Gates
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Richard Kwong

Chinese Monk
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Gary Lee Davis

Giant of a Man
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Bundy Chanock

Police Officer (uncredited)
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Tory Christopher

Public Defender (uncredited)
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Laird Macintosh

Reporter (uncredited)
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Theo Mayes

Prison Barber (uncredited)
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Douglas W. Randall

Prison guard (uncredited)
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Time Winters

Alcatraz Guard
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Brian Leckner

Alcatraz Guard
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Eddie Bowz

Alcatraz Guard
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Sonny King

Alcatraz Guard Wimer (as Sonny H. King)
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Kevin Bacon

Henri Young
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Gary Oldman

Milton Glenn
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Embeth Davidtz

Mary McCasslin
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William H. Macy

D.A. William McNeil
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Stephen Tobolowsky

Mr. Henkin
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R. Lee Ermey

Judge Clawson
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Mia Kirshner

Adult Rosetta Young
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Ben Slack

Jerry Hoolihan
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Stefan Gierasch

Warden James Humson
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Kyra Sedgwick

Blanche, Hooker
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Alex Bookston

Alcatraz Doc (as Alexander Bookston)
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Joseph Quinn Simpkins

Reporter (uncredited)
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Richie Allan

Jury Foreman
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Charles Boswell

Derek Simpson, Former Alcatraz Guard
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David Michael Sterling

Inmate Rufus 'Ray' McCain (as David Sterling)
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Michael Melvin

Inmate Arthur 'Doc' Barker
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George Maguire

Inmate #1
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Nick Scoggin

Inmate #2
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Douglas Bennett

Inmate #3
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Joseph Richards

Inmate #4
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Julius Varnado

Inmate #5
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Tony Barr

Winthrop
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Stuart Nisbet

Harve
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Gary Ballard

Alcatraz Guard Swenson
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Randy Pelish

Alcatraz Guard Wimer
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Neil Summers

Alcatraz Guard Whitney
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Herb Ritts

Mike Kelly
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James A. Swan

Alcatraz guard (uncredited)
Crew
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Dan Gordon

Writer
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Marc Rocco

Director
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Murder in the First

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/22/1999

Disc Title Front Cover

Murder In the First

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

7/17/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

Murder in the First

(Blu-ray)

Disc Title Front Cover

Murder In The First

(DVD)

11/3/2009

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