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Murder in the First (1995) Movie Information

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Marc Rocco


Christian Slater
Kevin Bacon
Gary Oldman
Embeth Davidtz
William H. Macy
Stephen Tobolowsky





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Based on the lawsuit that brought down Alcatraz. -- sapien

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Great movie

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This and Shawshank are probably my two favorite strictly prison movies.

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Heartbreaking. Disturbing. Infuriating. Bacon is wonderful.

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06/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Murder In The First" by Yojimbo

A young convict imprisoned in Alcatraz murders a fellow inmate after spending three years being brutally beaten in solitary confinement. Murder in The First is a courtroom drama based upon the true story of a man who was transformed into a murderer on the brink of insanity by his merciless treatment at the hands of the American penal system in the infamous state prison. Kevin Bacon takes centre stage as the broken shell of a man and although his performance is a little affected, it's still a harrowing tale that shocked the nation at the time. The superior cast, including Gary Oldman as the cold and ruthless governor and William H. Macy as the district attorney looking for an open and shut case, are what make the film in general as the direction can be slightly clumsy and the script writer...

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05/26/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Best Alcatraz movie.

Although many people don't like this movie or rank it even in their Top 100, I was in awe at the stellar performances by both Christian Slater & mostly, Kevin Bacon. Although this movie ends on somewhat of a down-note, you can't help but be moved by this film. The story is "inspired" by a true story, but fabricated or not.. You really feel like Kevin Bacon's character was very real.. Not only in Alcatraz but in prisons throughout the world. This film has some disturbing scenes, so if you are easily upset, don't watch this. I couldn't help but feel personally involved with this film and I'm sure there are a lot of people who also have. Great story polished off by great performances by Bacon & Slater. The performance by Gary Oldman as the ruthless Warden was also fantastic... Definitely one...

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