Prison Break (2005–2009)
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Pilot 

Michael Scofield is imprisoned in Fox River State Penitentiary. He finds his brother, Lincoln Burrows, who is a death row prisoner, and tells him that he is going to break them both out of the prison.

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After getting an elaborate full-body tattoo and destroying all the notes in his office, Michael Scofield calmly walks into a bank and holds it up. At trial, he raises no defense and seems to voluntarily be going to prison. Inside, he reveals that he's the brother of a fellow inmate, one on death row for the murder of the vice president's brother. He also hints that he has a plan of some sort, which involves pretending he has diabetes and going to the infirmary for insulin injections, dangling information about an informant in witness protection in front of a mob boss, and striking up a friendship with an elderly con rumored to be D.B.Cooper. Meanwhile, a bishop who may stand in the way of Michael's brother's execution is murdered in his bedroom. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Goofs

The bank Michael robs is the Ridgewood bank in Forest Hills, Queens, NYC. It even has a clearly visible and marked NYC Subway entrance when it is shown from the outside. However, the show is based in Chicago and somehow Chicago PD cars respond to this NYC location. See more »

Quotes

Lincoln Burrows: [Lincoln sits beside Michael on a bench in the locker area] Did you mean what you said earlier?
Michael Scofield: I'm not here on vacation. Trust me.
Lincoln Burrows: Getting outside these walls is just the beginning. You're gonna need money.
Michael Scofield: [Looking over at Westmoreland] I'll have it.
Lincoln Burrows: And people on the outside. People that can help you disappear.
Michael Scofield: I've already got them.
[He looks over at Abruzzi]
Michael Scofield: They just don't know it yet.
Lincoln Burrows: [Looking confused] Look. Whatever you got going on, fill me in, 'cause I'm in the dark here.
Michael Scofield: [Smiling] ...
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Featured in Prison Break: VS. (2009) See more »

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End Credits Theme
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Written by Ramin Djawadi
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22 September 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Illinois, the structural engineer Michael Scofield tattoos his body, gets rid of papers in his office and botches a bank heist. Later he does not defend himself in the trial and is sentenced to the Fox River State Penitentiary, in Joliet. He befriends his cell mate Fernando Sucre and discloses that he is the brother of Lincoln Burrows, a man in the death row for murdering the president's brother but that swore to him that is innocent. Meanwhile, Bishop McMorrow that is a close friend of the governor and intends to claim for Lincoln's life is murdered in his bed during the night, indicating that political conspiracy is in course.

This pilot episode of "Prison Break" is engaging, showing an innocent man imprisoned and his young brother plotting a scheme to release him. I am not sure whether his theme can stand a whole TV series, but I liked this first show. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Piloto – Em Busca da Verdade" ("Pilot – Seeking for the Truth")


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