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Murder in the First (1995)

R
122 min | Drama, Thriller

An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement.
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Jan 20, 1995 (United States)

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77 cast members
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Christian Slater
James Stamphill James Stamphill   See fewer
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Kevin Bacon
Henri Young Henri Young   See fewer
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Gary Oldman
Milton Glenn Milton Glenn   See fewer
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Embeth Davidtz
Mary McCasslin Mary McCasslin   See fewer
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William H. Macy
D.A. William McNeil D.A. William McNeil   See fewer
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Stephen Tobolowsky
Mr. Henkin Mr. Henkin   See fewer
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Brad Dourif
Byron Stamphill Byron Stamphill   See fewer
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R. Lee Ermey
Judge Clawson Judge Clawson   See fewer
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Mia Kirshner
Adult Rosetta Young Adult Rosetta Young   See fewer
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Ben Slack
Jerry Hoolihan Jerry Hoolihan   See fewer
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Stefan Gierasch
Warden James Humson Warden James Humson   See fewer
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Kyra Sedgwick
Blanche, Hooker Blanche, Hooker   See fewer
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Alex Bookston
Alcatraz Doc (as Alexander Bookston) Alcatraz Doc (as Alexander Bookston)   See fewer
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Richie Allan
Jury Foreman Jury Foreman   See fewer
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Herb Ritts
Mike Kelly Mike Kelly   See fewer
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Charles Boswell
Derek Simpson, Former Alcatraz Guard Derek Simpson, Former Alcatraz Guard   See fewer
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David Michael Sterling
Inmate Rufus 'Ray' McCain (as David Sterling) Inmate Rufus 'Ray' McCain (as David Sterling)   See fewer
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Michael Melvin
Inmate Arthur 'Doc' Barker Inmate Arthur 'Doc' Barker   See fewer
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George Maguire
Inmate #1 Inmate #1   See fewer
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Nick Scoggin
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Douglas Bennett
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Joseph Richards
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Julius Varnado
Inmate #5 Inmate #5   See fewer
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Tony Barr
Winthrop Winthrop   See fewer
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Gary Ballard
Alcatraz Guard Swenson Alcatraz Guard Swenson   See fewer
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Randy Pelish
Alcatraz Guard Wimer Alcatraz Guard Wimer   See fewer
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Neil Summers
Alcatraz Guard Whitney Alcatraz Guard Whitney   See fewer
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Sonny King
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Eddie Bowz
Alcatraz Guard Alcatraz Guard   See fewer
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Brian Leckner
Alcatraz Guard Alcatraz Guard   See fewer
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Time Winters
Alcatraz Guard Alcatraz Guard   See fewer
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James Keane
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Lance Brady
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Michael Merrins
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Ray Quartermus
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Lee Mathis
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Wayne Parks
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Warren Spottswood
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Thomas Fenske
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Robert Lee
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Sheldon Feldner
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Fred Franklin
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Danny Kovacs
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Joseph Lucas
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Randall Dudley
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Wally Rose
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Amanda Borden
Rosetta Young, age 9 Rosetta Young, age 9   See fewer
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Eve Brenner
Winthrop's Secretary Winthrop's Secretary   See fewer
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Joseph Cole
Marshall Gates Marshall Gates   See fewer
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Richard Kwong
Chinese Monk Chinese Monk   See fewer
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Gary Lee Davis
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Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bundy Chanock
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Tory Christopher
Public Defender (uncredited) Public Defender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Prison Barber (uncredited) Prison Barber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Inmate (uncredited) Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas W. Randall
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Court Reporter (uncredited) Court Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 23,969 votes