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Murder in the First (1995)

Murder in the First
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(168 ratings)
7.3 IMDB rating

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Christian Slater

Christian Slater

James Stamphill
Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon

Henri Young
Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman

Milton Glenn
Embeth Davidtz

Embeth Davidtz

Mary McCasslin
William H. Macy

William H. Macy

D.A. William McNeil
Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky

Mr. Henkin
Brad Dourif

Brad Dourif

Byron Stamphill
R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey

Judge Clawson


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Dan Gordon

Dan Gordon

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A good movie

1 year, 1 month ago at Jun 3 21:22
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I remember it very well, when this movie was released, I was still living in France and I was really eager to check it out. Somhow, it took me almost 20 years to watch it but it was definitely worth the wait. Indeed, I thought it was a really solid court drama and it follows my theory that prisons shouldn’t be only about punishing the inmates, instead, we should be more preoccupied by their reha... read more

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4 years, 10 months ago at Sep 16 14:44
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hard hitting prison film - well acted by some big names.
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Description: 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 ... (more)
Release date: 20 January 1995
UPC: 085391389521
Drama (10), Prison (8), Courtroom (6), 1995 (5), Thriller (5), Friendship (3), 1990s (3), Suspense (2), Murder (2), France (2), California (1), San Francisco (1), Based On True Story (1), Usa (1), Legal Drama (1), 1990's (1), Kevin Bacon (1), (1), Christian Slater (1), Brilliant (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 1 month ago

A good movie

“I remember it very well, when this movie was released, I was still living in France and I was really eager to check it out. Somhow, it took me almost 20 years to watch it but it was definitely worth the wait. Indeed, I thought it was a really solid court drama and it follows my theory that prisons shouldn’t be only about punishing the inmates, instead, we should be more preoccupied by their rehabiliation. The funny thing is that this inhumane treatment in Alcatraz was regarded as a form of rehabiliation but it was actually completely the opposite. The other thing I enjoyed was to see good old Christian Slater when he was still one of the most promising actors around. Nowadays, pretty much like Val Kilmer, there is not much left from those good promises. Still, there were a couple of thin” read more

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