“Murder in the First” quotes(1995)
Plot – Three prisoners try to escape from Alcatraz, but one of them dies and the other two are taken back. Henri Young is segregated for three years while Rufus McCann is simply rehabilitated. Henri thinks he's been betrayed and kills Rufus in front of everyone. Sentenced to death, he's given a public defender, James Stamphill, who discovers indeed US prisons system is unfair and Alcatraz director Glenn is very cruel. James tries to involve the other inmates to report the director, but Henri is resigned and wants only to be condemned.
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“Murder in the First” Quotes 13 quotes
“- James Stamphill: Did you kill Rufus McCain?
- Henri Young: I was the weapon, but I ain't no killer.”
“- James Stamphill: Mister Young, we have got to talk. Would you like a cigarette?
- Henri Young: No thanks, that shit'll kill ya.”
“When you try to win, sometimes you lose sight of the goal.”
“Some men are broken by the laws that they break, unable to resist the forces that are pulling them down. Other men live by the rules that society sets down. You're not one of them.”
“- James Stamphill: How do you think the Yankees will do against the Redskins this year?
- Henri Young: The Yankees are a baseball team. The Redskins are a football team. Personally, I think the Redskins would kick the shit out of them.”
“If you escape, action: l lose my job; reaction: l have a family that l will not be able to provide for! Now, knowing this information, can you tell me why you would possibly want to escape and jeopardize my family?”
“Action - I won. Reaction - you can't ever take that away from me.”
“Unlike many men who lived long after, Henry Young did not die in vain. In the end he was not afraid. He lived and he died in triumphed. If only we could all do that.”