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 out.

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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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Structural Engineer Michael Scofield turns himself in to the Fox River Penitentiary in order to break out his brother Lincoln Burrows, who is on death row for the murder of the Vice President's brother. But Lincoln was set up by some of the Company (an agency formed by corrupt government officials) guys, headed by General Jonathan Krantz. Michael breaks out from Fox River with his brother Lincoln and other convicts. Written by Jyoti

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Wentworth Miller and Dominc Purcell are also starring together on "Legends of Tommorow". Wentworth playing Leonard Snart (aka Captain Cold) and Dominic Purcell playing Mick Rory (aka Heat Wave). See more »

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Lincoln is often seen speaking with Michael in the yard or on a work detail. In reality, Death Row inmates, RARELY leave their cells, are not given work details, and never interact with General Population. 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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Spoofed in The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.4 (2008) See more »

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Great Show
12 September 2005 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

Excellent acting and well written. One of those shows that you can't wait until the next episode and even more credible than "24" which, I have to say, this past year got a little out there. It's great and well worth your time.

Wentworth Miller brings a stoic dignity to the role, earnest and steadfast. Dominic Purcell is wonderful as his brother on the cusp of needing to believe his brother will help him. Peter Stormare is creepy as only he can be. And Stacy Keech is refreshing as an atypically concerned prison warden. Nick Santora and Paul Scheuring's writing is spot on and intriguing, leaving you wishing that this was a novel so that the pages could be turned faster. I would encourage any who have the fortitude to watch this show. Pure gold.


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