Murder in the First (HBO)
2 hr 2 min
R
1995
HD
drama
suspense

Murder in the First (HBO): 

An idealistic young lawyer brazenly defends an Alcatraz prisoner who killed a fellow inmate after three years in solitary confinement.

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Murder in the First (HBO)

Genres

drama, suspense

Runtime

2 hr 2 min

Release Year

1995

Rating Information

R

About This Movie

A young lawyer takes a case he seems sure to lose: a convict accused of killing a fellow inmate in front of 200 witnesses. But the killer is a wreck, the result of three years in solitary confinement. After enduring such inhumane punishment, is he responsible for his crime? Christian Slater stars as the dedicated attorney who puts the prison system on trial in this drama.

Cast and Crew

Starring: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz, Brad Dourif, William H. Macy, R. Lee Ermey

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