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  • Murder in the First (1995)
  • R
    122 min | Drama, Thriller
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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Dan Gordon (written by)
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Release date
Jan 20, 1995 (United States)

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80 cast members
Name Known for
Christian Slater
James Stamphill James Stamphill   See fewer
Kevin Bacon
Henri Young Henri Young   See fewer
Gary Oldman
Associate Milton Glenn Associate Milton Glenn   See fewer
Embeth Davidtz
Mary McCasslin Mary McCasslin   See fewer
William H. Macy
William McNeil (as Bill Macy) William McNeil (as Bill Macy)   See fewer
Stephen Tobolowsky
Mr. Henkin Mr. Henkin   See fewer
Brad Dourif
Byron Stamphill Byron Stamphill   See fewer
R. Lee Ermey
Judge Clawson Judge Clawson   See fewer
Mia Kirshner
Adult Rosetta Young Adult Rosetta Young   See fewer
Ben Slack
Jerry Hoolihan Jerry Hoolihan   See fewer
Stefan Gierasch
Warden James Humson Warden James Humson   See fewer
Kyra Sedgwick
Blanche Blanche   See fewer
Alex Bookston
Alcatraz Doc (as Alexander Bookston) Alcatraz Doc (as Alexander Bookston)   See fewer
Richie Allan
Jury Foreman Jury Foreman   See fewer
Herb Ritts
Mike Kelly Mike Kelly   See fewer
Charles Boswell
Simpson Simpson   See fewer
David Michael Sterling
Inmate Rufus 'Ray' McCain (as David Sterling) Inmate Rufus 'Ray' McCain (as David Sterling)   See fewer
Michael Melvin
Inmate Arthur 'Doc' Barker Inmate Arthur 'Doc' Barker   See fewer
George Maguire
Inmate #1 Inmate #1   See fewer
Nick Scoggin
Inmate #2 Inmate #2   See fewer
Douglas Bennett
Inmate #3 Inmate #3   See fewer
Joseph Richards
Inmate #4 Inmate #4   See fewer
Julius Varnado
Inmate #5 Inmate #5   See fewer
Tony Barr
Winthrop Winthrop   See fewer
Gary Ballard
Alcatraz Guard Swenson Alcatraz Guard Swenson   See fewer
Randy Pelish
Alcatraz Guard Wimer Alcatraz Guard Wimer   See fewer
Neil Summers
Alcatraz Guard Whitney Alcatraz Guard Whitney   See fewer
Sonny King
Alcatraz Guard Wimer (as Sonny H. King) Alcatraz Guard Wimer (as Sonny H. King)   See fewer
Eddie Bowz
Alcatraz Guard Alcatraz Guard   See fewer
Brian Leckner
Alcatraz Guard Alcatraz Guard   See fewer
Time Winters
Alcatraz Guard Alcatraz Guard   See fewer
James Keane
Alcatraz Guard Alcatraz Guard   See fewer
Lance Brady
Alcatraz Guard Alcatraz Guard   See fewer
Michael Merrins
Alcatraz Guard Alcatraz Guard   See fewer
Ray Quartermus
City Jail Guard City Jail Guard   See fewer
Lee Mathis
City Jail Guard City Jail Guard   See fewer
Wayne Parks
City Jail Guard City Jail Guard   See fewer
Warren Spottswood
Cable Car Conductor Cable Car Conductor   See fewer
Thomas Fenske
Newsreel Reporter Newsreel Reporter   See fewer
Robert Lee
Newsreel Reporter Newsreel Reporter   See fewer
Sheldon Feldner
Man on the Street Man on the Street   See fewer
Fred Franklin
Man on the Street Man on the Street   See fewer
Danny Kovacs
Man on the Street Man on the Street   See fewer
Joseph Lucas
Man on the Street Man on the Street   See fewer
William Hall
Man on the Street Man on the Street   See fewer
Bill Barretta
Man on the Street Man on the Street   See fewer
Randall Dudley
Man on the Street Man on the Street   See fewer
Wally Rose
Shopkeeper Shopkeeper   See fewer
Amanda Borden
Rosetta Young - Age 9 Rosetta Young - Age 9   See fewer
Eve Brenner
Winthrop's Secretary Winthrop's Secretary   See fewer
Joseph Cole
Marshall Gates Marshall Gates   See fewer
Richard Kwong
Chinese Monk Chinese Monk   See fewer
Gary Lee Davis
Giant of a Man Giant of a Man   See fewer
Paul Abbaszadeh
Paper Boy (uncredited) Paper Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Mel Allen
Self (archive sound) (uncredited) Self (archive sound) (uncredited)   See fewer
Cabran E. Chamberlain
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
Bundy Chanock
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Tory Christopher
Public Defender (uncredited) Public Defender (uncredited)   See fewer
William Cleere
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
Annie Coffey
Fireworks Spectator (uncredited) Fireworks Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Sean Coffey
Fireworks Spectator #2 (uncredited) Fireworks Spectator #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
James Anthony Cotton
Alcatraz Guard (uncredited) Alcatraz Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Cyphers
Bailif (uncredited) Bailif (uncredited)   See fewer
Mike Ferrante
Alcatraz Prisoner (uncredited) Alcatraz Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
Laird Macintosh
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Mary Mackey
Prison Guard's Wife (uncredited) Prison Guard's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
Daniel Mandehr
Alcatraz Guard (uncredited) Alcatraz Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Theo Mayes
Prison Barber (uncredited) Prison Barber (uncredited)   See fewer
Colin Nicholas
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
Dennis Pappalardo
Inmate (uncredited) Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
Douglas W. Randall
Prison Guard (uncredited) Prison Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Satterfield
Trial Attendee (uncredited) Trial Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Shuttleworth
Court Reporter (uncredited) Court Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Rafael Siegel
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited) Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Joseph Quinn Simpkins
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
James A. Swan
Alcatraz Guard (uncredited) Alcatraz Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Nicole Vigil
Restaurant Patron (uncredited) Restaurant Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Erick Vinther
Gaurd #1 (uncredited) Gaurd #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
Ryken Zane
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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