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Prison Break (2005–2009)

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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 from the inside out.


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Series cast summary:
 Lincoln Burrows (81 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Michael Scofield (81 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Fernando Sucre (81 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (80 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Dr. Sara Tancredi (71 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Brad Bellick (67 episodes, 2005-2008)
 Alex Mahone (59 episodes, 2006-2009)
 Paul Kellerman (46 episodes, 2005-2009)
 LJ Burrows (44 episodes, 2005-2008)
 Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin (40 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Gretchen Morgan / ... (37 episodes, 2007-2009)


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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He ain't heavy, he's my wrongly accused brother. (Season 1) See more »


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Release Date:

29 August 2005 (USA)  »

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The Break  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


The toilet in cell 40, which is eventually Michael Scofield's cell, has no pipes for the waste exiting or water entering his cell. This toilet could actually not be used. See more »


Michael Scofield: You kept it.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Kept what?
Michael Scofield: The flower.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Well, I'm a packrat. I never throw anything out.
Michael Scofield: [looks around the spotless infirmary] Yeah, well this clutter. It's... overwhelming.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: You should see my apartment.
Michael Scofield: Woah. We haven't even had our first date yet and you're already inviting me in. I thought you were a nice girl.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Oh Michael, we all know nice girls finish last.
[motions for Michael to lift up his shirt]
Michael Scofield: So where do you finish?
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Referenced in Les guignols de l'info: Episode dated 14 March 2007 (2007) See more »

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22 November 2005 | by (Ecuador) – See all my reviews

Some people say this show is for 24 fans... I'm not a 24 fan... As a matter of fact I don't like 24 at all!... But I so love this show... I mean, 1 hour is not enough... Gosh, if you watch one episode you'll be attached to the show... It's great!... It keeps you wandering what's gonna happen... and most of the time you THINK you know what's gonna happen but the twists are so cool!!! You could never imagine that coming... The characters: they have this established personality, they're unique, they're not like the typical criminal, the typical good girl and bad boy... they're completely different... The story lines are awesome too... This show is well written, directed and produced...So I really recommend this show... I love it!

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