Murder in the First

Murder in the First (1995)

The trial that brought down Alcatraz

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1995-01-20
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 549 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 2min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Wolper Organization
  • Production Country: France, United States of America
  • Director: Marc Rocco
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From 549 Ratings


A young, inexperienced public defender is assigned to defend an inmate accused of committing murder while behind bars.

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  • Christian Slater

    as James Stamphill
  • Kevin Bacon

    as Henri Young
  • Gary Oldman

    as Glenn
  • Embeth Davidtz

    as Mary McCasslin
  • William H. Macy

    as Bill McNeill
  • Stephen Tobolowsky

    as Mr. Henkin
  • Brad Dourif

    as Byron Stamphill
  • Kyra Sedgwick

    as Blanche
  • Mia Kirshner

    as Rosetta Young
  • R. Lee Ermey

    as Judge Clawson
  • Stefan Gierasch

    as Warden James Humson
  • Mary Mackey

    as Prison Guard's Wife
  • Gary Ballard

    as Alcatraz Guard Swenson
  • Richie Allan

    as Jury Foreman
Writing Dan Gordon Screenplay
Camera Fred Murphy Director of Photography
Directing Marc Rocco Director
Editing Russell Livingstone Editor
Crew Doug Coleman Stunt Coordinator
Sound Christopher Young Original Music Composer