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.


106 ( 10)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video





4   3   2   1  
2009   2008   2007   2006   2005  
Top Rated TV #221 | Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lost (2004–2010)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

Stars: Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia
Dexter (2006–2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, a loyal brother, boyfriend, and friend. That's what he seems to be, but that's not what he really is. Dexter Morgan is a Serial Killer that hunts the bad.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas
Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn
Game of Thrones (TV Series 2011)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise to power.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington
Sherlock (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs
Better Call Saul (TV Series 2015)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn
The Walking Dead (TV Series 2010)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by the walking dead. Fighting the dead, fearing the living.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride
House of Cards (TV Series 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright
Homeland (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Michael and Sara wed, but the happiness is short lived when the Feds apprehend her for the murder of Michael's mother, Christina. Once a hit is ordered on Sara, the team reunite to break out an increasing vulnerable Sara.

Directors: Kevin Hooks, Brad Turner
Stars: Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, William Fichtner
How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders
True Detective (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

An anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Most Men would do anything to get out of Prison...But Michael Scofield would do anything he can to get in (Season 1). See more »


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

29 August 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Break  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| | (Entire series)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


The reflection sequence in Season 1, Episode 20 contains the theme song from the Fox tv show House M.D., which Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Robin Tunney separately guest starred on. See more »


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 »


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?
See more »


Referenced in Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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!

445 of 580 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does it get better? costmattia
Way too much ~ makes so many things nearly unbelievable HARDDRlVER
The Death Sentence olwenhill2
The General andy5868
How do you continue a series with a 7-year break? sofreshandsoclean7
Sara in Prison.. china_doll131
Discuss Prison Break (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page