Last night I watched a movie called “Murder in the First” It was “inspired by a true story” according to the reviews.
It was supposed to be based on Henry Young, a prisoner at Alcatraz, back in the early 40’s.
It portrayed him as mistreated, placed in total isolation for 3 years, etc. etc. etc.
It left this viewer with total outrage toward the justice department and the prison system in general.
All my sympathies were with the “poor mistreated prisoner.”
When the movie was over, I was really interested in this case because it portrayed Alcatraz being put on trial for a murder that the prisoner committed.
So, I googled Henry Young. And Guess what?
The only resemblance to the movie and the actual incident was the name of the prisoner and the fact that he had, indeed been incarcerated at Alcatraz!:mad:
If they had not scrolled “inspired by a true story” across the screen, I would think it was just a half-way entertaining movie.
Oh well, I will just have to be more discerning when I decide to watch a movie.
Anybody else been duped by a movie which you thought was a true story and then find out it was 99% fiction?