Murder in the First

Murder in the First


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Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in complete darkness, only to emerge a madman and soon to be a murderer. The story follows a rookie lawyer attempting to prove that Alcatraz was to blame.

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JustWatch Rating 80%
IMDB 7.3 (29k)


Drama, Mystery & Thriller


2h 2min

Age rating


Production country

United States, France


Marc Rocco


Christian Slater
James Stamphill
Kevin Bacon
Henri Young
Gary Oldman
Embeth Davidtz
Mary McCasslin
William H. Macy
Bill McNeill
Stephen Tobolowsky
Mr. Henkin
Brad Dourif
Byron Stamphill
Kyra Sedgwick
Mia Kirshner
Rosetta Young
R. Lee Ermey
Judge Clawson
Stefan Gierasch
Warden James Humson
Mary Mackey
Prison Guard's Wife