Murder In The First

  • 1995
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

Substantial, well-acted, old-fashioned legal drama based on the true story of Henri Young (Kevin Bacon), a prisoner in Alcatraz who was virtually tortured during the 1930s. Christian Slater is the principled attorney who comes to his rescue; Gary Oldman is a sadistic warden. Nothing new here, but director Marc Rocco (WHERE THE DAY TAKES YOU) deserves credit...read more

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Substantial, well-acted, old-fashioned legal drama based on the true story of Henri Young (Kevin Bacon), a prisoner in Alcatraz who was virtually tortured during the 1930s. Christian Slater is the principled attorney who comes to his rescue; Gary Oldman is a sadistic warden. Nothing

new here, but director Marc Rocco (WHERE THE DAY TAKES YOU) deserves credit for taking on a serious, unpopular issue -- the rights of prisoners. Bacon is outstanding.

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  • Released: 1995
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Substantial, well-acted, old-fashioned legal drama based on the true story of Henri Young (Kevin Bacon), a prisoner in Alcatraz who was virtually tortured during the 1930s. Christian Slater is the principled attorney who comes to his rescue; Gary Oldman is… (more)

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