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


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Silas Weir Mitchell (Haywire) originally auditioned for the role of T-Bag. See more »

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Most of the main characters committed crimes in different states. (T-Bag in Arkansas, Fernando in New York, etc.) However, they are in a state prison in Chicago, not a federal prison. See more »

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Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: [about the rising temperature in the cells] Not that hot?
[he points to an African American cellmate]
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: When this guy woke up, he was white!
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Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Bionic Cow (2008) See more »

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Fantastic New Show on Fox
30 August 2005 | by (Naperville IL) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure how this show was going to be, it didn't look that interesting to me. I thought it looked more like a made for TV movie than an actual series. I decided to give it a chance and watched the premier last night. Let me just say that I'm addicted to the show after the 2 hour premier. This show was great, the acting, the characters, the setting, everything was done top notch. The show is filmed in and around Chicago, the prison they use for the setting was just closed a couple of years ago, it gives it a very authentic look. If you thought like I did(how can you make an entire series out of one prison break?), give it a try, you won't be disappointed. Besides, Fox made an entire season out of a 24 hour period.


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