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 (81 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Michael Scofield (81 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Fernando Sucre (81 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (80 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Dr. Sara Tancredi (71 episodes, 2005-2009)
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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 (46 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 LJ Burrows (44 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin (40 episodes, 2005-2009)
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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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Several characters are named after presidents and politicians. Lincoln Burrows and Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell are named after Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Michael Scofield, Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin and Alexander Mahone are named after politicians Edward Scofield, Benjamin Franklin and William Mahone. Also Paul Kellerman is named after Roy Kellerman, the Secret Service agent who was riding in President John F. Kennedy's limousine at the time of his assassination. See more »

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Michael says that he chose Panama because there is no extradition treaty. Based on the date on Sara's father's tombstone, 1 July 2005, Michael was still incarcerated on 8 May 2005 when the United States and Panama entered into an extradition treaty, explaining why he would be unaware that the brothers could be extradited. 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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unreal!
30 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

what an awesome show! for the first time since 24, a show has lived up to its hype! the entire plot, actors, everything was great.

i know some people will bash anything, but not this. this was awesome.

i cant wait until next Monday.

the scene where Michael took off his shirt to reveal his tattoos, had my entire living room jumping.

my phone was ringing off the hook because everyone i told to watch was doing so, and was reacting the way i did.

if the rest of the season is just 10% of the first night, it will be better than advertised!

fox hit a home run right out of the ballpark with this show. finally a show that is in the same class as 24!


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