Murder in the First | 1995

Drama, Thriller
A true story about a petty criminal who was confined in solitary confinement for years, and the lawyer that took his case, which eventually led to the closing of Alcatraz.
Director: Marc Rocco
Writers: Dan Gordon
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination | full awards »

Cast

... James Stamphill

Actor

... Henri Young

Actor

... Warden Glenn

Actor

... Mary McCasslin

Actor

... Bill McNeil

Actor

... Mr Henkin

Actor

... Byron Stamphill

Actor

... Judge Clawson

Actor

... Adult Rosetta Young

Actor

... Jerry Hoolihan

Actor

... Warden James Humson

Actor

... Blanche

Actor

Company

CRM Group Inc

Production Company

Elinor

Production Company

Employees of the San Francisco National Park Service

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Production Company

Synopsis

Based on the true story of Henri Young, a petty criminal who, within hours of his release from a three-year stint in solitary confinement, murders the man he believes responsible for his horrifying ordeal. Transferred from Alcatraz to the San Francisco city jail, Young's defense is undertaken by James Stamphill, an idealistic and privileged young lawyer who is determined to reveal the brutality of his client's imprisonment.

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