Christian Slater (James Stamphill), Kevin
Bacon (Henri Young), Gary Oldman (Warden Milton Glenn), Embeth Davidtz (Mary McCasslin), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Henkin), Brad Dourif (Byron Stamphill)
Incarcerated in Alcatraz prison, a prisoner is
brutally beaten, mistreated and serves his sentence in solitary confinement, until a young lawyer stands trial on his behalf and uncovers the faults in the system and prison brutality
from the despotic warden.
This courtroom drama does somewhat blur the right
& wrongs of this true account, but is incredibly well acted, especially from Kevin Bacon, with arguably the finest screen performance of his career.