• Publication date: September 5, 2012

Murder In The First

When a 17-year old orphan steals 5$ from a grocery store to feed himself and his little sister, Henri is caught by the store clerk, and it becomes a federal case as the grocery store houses a US Post Office. Henri Young never sees his sister again and is sent to 'The Rock' the notorious Alcatraz island-prison. When he attempts to escape with 2 prisoners, McCain rats him out and he is placed in 'the hole' for three years in which he sees the sun for only 30 minutes in Christmas day of 1940. When he is taken out of the hole and told to join the prisoner population, on seeing McCain Henri pounces and kills him in front of everyone with a spoon...

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1995

MBC 2:

October 6, 2012 04:30 (KSA) ~ October 6, 2012 03:30 (CLT)

When a 17-year old orphan steals 5$ from a grocery store to feed himself and his little sister, Henri is caught by the store clerk, and it becomes a federal case as the grocery store houses a US Post Office. Henri Young (Kevin Bacon) never sees his sister again and is sent to 'The Rock' the notorious Alcatraz island-prison. When he attempts to escape with 2 prisoners, McCain rats him out and he is placed in 'the hole' for three years in which he sees the sun for only 30 minutes in Christmas day of 1940. When he is taken out of the hole and told to join the prisoner population, on seeing McCain Henri pounces and kills him in front of everyone with a spoon.

Henri is charged with murder-in-the-first in what seems to be an open-and-shut case. Yet when public defender James Stamphill (Christian Slater), a recent Harvard graduate, examines the parameters and Henri's condition, he decides to put Alcatraz and its inhumane penal system on trial in vindication of what has become of Henri's life...

Starring:

  • Christian Slater
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Gary Oldman
  • Embeth Davidtz
  • William H. Macy
  • Brad Dourif

 

 

Directed by:  Marc Rocco

Rating:  R for strong images of prison brutalities, sexuality and language.