• Murder in the First (1995)

Murder in the First

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: June 22nd, 1999

R |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

Henry, a small-time criminal sent to Alcatraz, is caught attempting to escape and as punishment, he's put in solitary confinement. Instead of staying the maximum nineteen days, he is kept alone, in the cold and complete darkness for years, only to emerge a madman and a murderer. It's a rookie lawyer who proves Alcatraz is to blame, and that Henry should not be executed.

Cast: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz, William H. Macy, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey

Director: Marc Rocco

Genres: Thriller , Drama

Production Co: Warner Bros., Canal+

Keywords: Gritty, Murder, Moving, Prison, Dark, Transformation, Rescue, Revenge, Sister, 1930s


Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)