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Murder in the First Movie Review Summary

Actors: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz, William H. Macy

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Henri Young (Bacon) is a petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s. When he commits an infraction, he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay for this confinement is supposed to be relatively brief, but Young spends years alone, cold and in complete darkness, precipitating dementia, leaving him near madness. When he commits murder, it's up to James Stamphill (Slater), a young attorney, to piece together Young's life story and prevent the system from exacting the death penalty against his client.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   abuse in prison story Escape/Rescue?    -   escape/rescue from prison/confinement

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   San Francisco Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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