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Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

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 Lincoln Burrows (90 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Michael Scofield (90 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Fernando Sucre (90 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (89 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Dr. Sara Tancredi (80 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Brad Bellick (67 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Alex Mahone (59 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Paul Kellerman (55 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin (49 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 LJ Burrows (44 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Gretchen Morgan / ... (37 episodes, 2007-2009)
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An innocent man is framed for the homicide of the Vice President's brother and scheduled to be executed at a super-max penitentiary, thus it's up to his younger brother to save him with his genius scheme: install himself in the same prison by holding up a bank and, as the final month ticks away, launch the escape plan step-by-step to break the both of them out, with his full-body tattoo acting as his guide; a tattoo which hides the layout of the prison facility and necessary clues vital to the escape. Written by filipfilipovich@hotmail.com

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The idea for the show was originally pitched to the Fox Broadcasting Company in 2003 but was turned down as Fox felt somewhat nervous about the long-term possibilities of such a television series. It was later considered as a possible 10-part mini series, which allegedly drew interest from big names in the film industry such as Steven Spielberg and Bruce Willis. However, the mini series never materialized. Following the huge popularity of serialized prime-time television series such as 24 (2001) and Lost (2004), the Fox Network had a change of heart and backed the production in 2004. See more »

Goofs

The series takes place over a 1 year period, all in 2005, yet the model of Cadillac Escalade being driven is at the earliest a 2007 model. See more »

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Dr. Marvin Gudat: I can promise you nothing.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Story of my life.
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Prison Break is Awesome
9 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have really enjoyed watching Prison Break. This show is Adventureous, Romantic, and a little humor all in one. I do not have many favorite shows, but this one goes right at the top of my list. I am hoping Prison Break will continue airing for quite awhile. Monday nights are always exciting, just waiting to see what comes next, has me on the edge of my seat. The actors and actresses are awesome to watch. The series also has great writers. So I tip my hat to those hard workers that make this show one of the best shows on T.V. Keep up the good work guys and remember you have so many fans that love what you are doing. As I said before, Keep up the good work!!


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