Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in complete darkness, only to emerge a madman and soon to be a murderer. The story follows a rookie lawyer attempting to prove that Alcatraz was to blame.
- Year: 1995
- Country: France, United States of America
- Genre: Crime, Drama
- Studio: The Wolper Organization, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros.
- Keyword: prison, prisoner, death row, alcatraz prison, lawyer, courtroom, murder trial, 1940s, mistreatment, public defender, prisoner abuse
- Director: Marc Rocco
- Cast: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz, William H. Macy, Stephen Tobolowsky