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 533 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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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
Sound Christopher Young Music
Camera Fred Murphy Director of Photography
Editing Russell Livingstone Editor
Directing Marc Rocco Director
Writing Dan Gordon Screenplay
Crew Doug Coleman Stunt Coordinator